The Management and Leadership Development Program (MLDP) is a one-term program, developed around the skills employers seek and designed for any sophomore, junior, or senior looking to make significant progress in their leadership and management development. Led by expert guest speakers each week, sessions employ experiential teaching techniques to engage students through hands-on learning of core management and leadership skills. Participants work individually and in small groups to develop practical skills that they can apply immediately.
Since the program began in 2009, more than 1000 students have participated in MLDP. We welcome all sophomores, juniors, and seniors in any course of study to participate in this program.
The first part of MLDP concentrates on self-awareness with sessions that help students discover their strengths and areas of needed growth. The next few sessions emphasize the importance of working effectively with others. The final stretch of the program focuses on hard skills like public speaking, negotiation, and writing for the workplace.
Through the "Personal Leadership Challenge" portion of the program, students identify a tangible challenge they currently face and set goals to tackle it. Sessions offer skills and practice to achieve their goals. Staff and fellow participants offer support throughout the process. This includes a mini-coaching session with the staff. Students are provided the opportunity to reflect on and share the experience.