York Rite Leadership Education

If you have been recommended to attend the York Rite Leadership Training Program at this conference, you must make sure that the program administrator has you enrolled to attend this year.

E-mail the administrator, S. Lane Pierce, to ensure that you are enrolled. Please confirm your attendance/registration in advance of the conference.

If you want to attend the training, but have not been recommended, you need to obtain the recommendation of your Grand High Priest, Grand Illustrious Master, or Grand Commander before contacting the administrator.

Although there is no charge for the training or the textbooks and training materials, each student, in addition to enrolling with the administrator, must also register for the York Rite Conference/Department meeting and pay the registration fee.

You are also responsible for your lodging, transportation, and meals. Your registration fee for the conferences helps offset the cost of the training space.

When students arrive at the conference, they must check in with the conference registration desk. On the morning of the training, between 6:00 and 8:00 AM, all students level I, II, and IV must also register at the leadership training registration desk near the training rooms. Students will not attend any other part of the other  conference sessions on the day of training. You need to be in the proper classroom at 8:00 AM. The three levels must be taken in order; however, you may attend any of the levels at any of the 8 regional conferences throughout the country.

Level I and II classes will begin promptly at 8:00 AM and end at 5:00 PM. There will be an hour break for lunch, a 15 minute break in the morning, and a 15 minute break in the afternoon.

Level IV students will attend the new “Communication Skills” course from 8 AM to 5 PM. 

PLEASE REMEMBER to register for any meals, including lunch and the Banquet – you must register with the Conference and have tickets.