“Stance” Program for Mechinot Executives

Training Course for managing Mechinot

Target audience:

Mechinot Executives

Duration of the program:

10 months

Frequency of the program:

A day long monthly meeting + two day seminar

Number of participants:


There are currently more than 50 Mechinot (Army Preparatory residential programs) and midrashot preparatory courses in the State of Israel. Every year, thousands of trainees with high leadership potential who are qualified to bring about change in Israeli society pass through the preparatory courses. The way to leverage the full leadership potential is to train and educate the executives –in terms of professions, idealism and values. A broad group of executives who see the choice to guide in preparatory courses as a joint mission, which is the shaping of Israeli society in the spirit of the values ​​of Judaism, Zionism, humanism, and mutual guarantee, can contribute to the broad and in-depth educational process.


What We Offer

Over the years, each mechina was run as a “separate kingdom” and each executive had to deal with the challenges of managing the mechina on his own. The “Stance” executive program creates a framework for peer-to-peer learning, in which the executive of the Mechina meets regularly with other executives, learns from their experience, and teaches from his. In addition, the executives will receive enriching content both in the administrative and educational aspects of the mechina. The program will allow each executive to refine his or her value perceptions and understand how to instill them in his or her own mechina. The program will include ten day-long sessions that will operate in a beit midrash format, combining intimate conversation, that combines intimate-sharing and conversation along with the study of texts and guest lectures. The program will invite its to acquire tools for building a personal vision, establishing a project and carrying it out in their Mechina.