The purpose of the program is to develop the leadership necessary to ensure the long-term growth and advancement of both music education and the association. PMEA recognizes the need to develop future leaders. This program is centered around four units that consist of researching, networking, and developing action plans for: 1. PMEA’s Programs & Strategic Direction, 2. PMEA’s Governance Structure and current trends in organizational development, 3. leadership development & skill enhancement, and 4. current trends in music education. Each class is also tasked with developing and implementing a project that enhances one aspect of the Strategic Plan. This year’s class focused on membership campaigns.