An annual program that comprised of 11 one day sessions.
Directors receive professional training in workshops that examine and study methods of education, various aspects of Israeli society, Judaism and Zionism. In addition to the leaders of the workshops, the program incorporate guest lectures. Each participant receives funds to plan and carry out and educational project within his own home pre-military academy. The Emda program was initiated by the Yigal Allon Center in collaboration with the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, The Berl Katznelson Foundation, the World ZionistOrganization and Shalom Hartman Institute.
The program operates from Sukkoth – Passover each year. Twenty Pre-Military Academy and Leadership Seminars directors participate each year.