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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:

Self-Awareness

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

Collaboration

  • 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.


Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Open Enrollment Management Development Program 2024/2025
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In Person
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9:00AM to 4:00PM
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Jul 11, 2024
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In Person
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F
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
Jul 12, 2024
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In Person
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Th
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
Aug 29, 2024
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In Person
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F
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
Aug 30, 2024
Type
In Person
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Th
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
Sep 19, 2024
Type
In Person
Days
F
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
Sep 20, 2024
Type
In Person
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Th
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
Oct 03, 2024
Type
In Person
Days
F
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
Oct 04, 2024
Type
In Person
Days
Th
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
Oct 31, 2024
Type
In Person
Days
F
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
Nov 01, 2024
Type
In Person
Days
Th
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
Nov 21, 2024
Type
In Person
Days
F
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
Nov 22, 2024
Type
In Person
Days
Th
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
Jan 09, 2025
Type
In Person
Days
F
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
Jan 10, 2025
Type
In Person
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Th
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
Jan 30, 2025
Type
In Person
Days
F
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
Jan 31, 2025
Type
In Person
Days
Th
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
Apr 03, 2025
Type
In Person
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F
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
Apr 04, 2025
Type
In Person
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Th
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
May 01, 2025
Type
In Person
Days
F
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
May 02, 2025
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
120.0
Location
  • Carl Vinson Institute of Government Locations
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
MDP Fee $1,700.00
Section Notes

Online registration is preferred.

MAIL-IN REGISTRATION FORM

REGISTRATION FEE:  $1700.00

LOCATION: Newton County Water & Sewerage Authority Emmons Plant (at the Stanton Spring Development Area), 10902 Shire Pkwy, Social Circle 30025

CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY
Written notice of cancellation or substitution must be sent to Sharon Fenneran (sfenneran@uga.edu). Please note, ALL cancellations will be charged a 10% administrative fee. Substitution of participant is encouraged over cancellation.

  • 90% refund (10% Service Charge) if cancelled greater than 14 days before the session start date
  • 75% refund (25% Service Charge) if cancelled between 7 and 14 days before the session start date
  • No refund (100% Service Charge) if cancelled fewer than 7 days before the session start date
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