Our nationally recognized Management Development Program (MDP) offers comprehensive management and leadership development tailored for local government. This highly-interactive program focuses on the development of personal and group leadership skills and knowledge relevant to successful local government operations.

Course Outline

This program is ideal for

  • department heads and mid-level managers who need a skill boost

  • departments that need succession and retirement planning

  • newly-promoted staff who need management and leadership-specific training

Three broad themes are discussed:


  • topics include critical role of management skills, developing self-awareness, managing personal stress, solving problems analytically and creatively, and coaching, counseling and supportive communication


  • topics include power and influence, ethics, motivation, conflict, and team and group dynamics

Process Improvement

  • topics include measuring operational performance, problem definition, information gathering, and oral and written presentations

There are three ways to participate:

 Three Ways to Participate in MDP

MDP is a 20-day program that extends over seven to eight months. Courses are offered in two-day modules in an informal learning environment. Instructors use facilitated learning techniques that encourage active class participation.

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