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    MDH Leadership Development Program

    Participant and Manager Expectations 

    During events, participants are expected to:

    1. Challenge themselves to learn and grow

    2. Complete at least eight classes and all other program requirements

    3. Participate in all aspects of the program and share what they are learning

    4. Stay current with all assignments

    5. Be open, honest and trustworthy

    6. Be engaged and involved

    7. Ensure all professional responsibilities have been assigned or delegated to someone else while attending classes so the participant can focus on course content

    8. Minimize the use of electronic devices during class sessions

    Participants are also encouraged to:

    1. Use the cohort or group to help with a current work problem

    2. Be candid yet professional during discussions

    3. Offer constructive feedback on the program

    4. Attend in full all planned program events

    5. Share the road during discussions, allowing others to participate

    6. Maintain confidentiality of event discussions and fellow participants   

    Participants' Leadership 

    ​The applicant’s current manager should be informed of the Action Plan requirement and agree to support the participant’s implementation of the plan.  Program participants’ leadership should also encourage employees in the program to share with them their progress, learn about what they are learning, and offer to provide any feedback or suggestions on the participant’s improvement project.