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    MDH Leadership Development Program

    • Action Planning - participants meet with their manager to discuss the content of the leadership courses and identify opportunities to apply content to any internal projects.  Participants will be asked to present action plan outcomes at the wrap-up session. 

    • Book Club/Presentation – participants will receive a designated book selection to complete an assignment and possibly be organized in groups to create a group project. This element is subject to be modified based on virtual vs. in-person programs.  

    • Class Sessions – participants will develop critical leadership skills through participation in concise courses, some facilitated by Training Services Division staff and others online.  All sessions emphasize practicality over theory. 

    • Leadership Style Assessment(optional) – participants complete a management style assessment and participate in a debriefing session designed to integrate information received.  

    • Program Orientation – participants attend a welcome event to receive program resources and information as well as meet fellow participants.  

    • Shadow Meetings - participants attend at least one management meeting with their manager.  Shadow meetings should expose the participant to the next level of leadership within their respective unit or office.      

    • Virtual Community Space – participants are granted access to an online forum designed to boost engagement and collaboration among fellow participants around leadership competencies. 

    • Wrap-up Session – participants present their action plan as a culminating activity applying content from the leadership courses and summarizing their program experience.   ​