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Leadership Development Program for Professional, Scientific and Technical Services Unit employees

Program Description and Registration Information 

The multi-day Leadership Development Program (LDP) is designed to provide participants with the key skills to better lead and manage in New York State government. The LDP is for Professional, Scientific and Technical Services Unit employees, grade 23 and above, who are in supervisory and managerial roles. Participants will explore how to set goals, manage change, solve problems, communicate effectively, build strong teams, and develop their employees.

PEF Members who would like an application can contact Kim Loccisano at gro.f1556289750ep@on1556289750asicc1556289750olk1556289750.

The Leadership Development Program (LDP) learning experience will include:

  • Participation in a half-day orientation session, and a half-day follow-up and graduation session.
  • Participation in seven full days in one of two non-residential programs in Albany.
  • Completion of a job-related project. In consultation with their supervisor, each participant will design and complete an on-the-job project. The project is intended to improve performance in the participant’s work unit or have a broad positive impact on agency performance. Project length and duration will vary depending on the nature of the project selected.

Course topics include:

  • The Mindset of a Professional Manager and Leader 
  • Project Management: A Framework for Today’s Environment 
  • Creative Problem Solving and Innovation 
  • Non-technical Skills for Leaders 
  •  Practical Applications of Leadership Perspectives 
  • Program Dates

Session One:

  • Orientation (half-day) June 18, 2019 (p.m.)
  • Training Part 1 (3 days) June 25 – 27, 2019
  • Training Part 2 (4 days) July 30 – August 2, 2019
  • Follow-up and Graduation (half-day) September 13, 2019 (p.m.)

Session Two:

  • Orientation (half-day) September 27, 2019 (p.m.)
  • Training Part 1 (3 days) October 2 – 4, 2019
  • Training Part 2 (4 days) November 5 – 8, 2019
  • Follow-up and Graduation (half-day) December 19, 2019 (p.m.)

Participant and Agency Commitment:
Participants in the LDP must complete required assignments and attend all days within the chosen session, including orientation and graduation. By attending all sessions, participants may earn Continuing Education Units. Participants must also commit to completing a job-related project.

The agency commits to allowing the employee to attend all required days, without charge to leave accruals, within the chosen session. The agency also agrees to cover related travel and lodging expenses, where applicable, and commits to assisting the LDP participant with resources required to complete the job-related project.

Registration Information:
Applicants must complete the application, obtain the required signatures and submit to their training office in a PDF format. Training offices are asked to review and save all completed applications in one batch as a PDF document, and submit with the LDP Applicant List in an email to LaToya Jackson, atude.y1556289750nabla1556289750@nosk1556289750cajl 1556289750.

Completed applications must be submitted by April 19, 2019. Selections will be made no later than May 3, 2019. Participants and their respective agencies will be notified shortly thereafter.

It is the policy of the state of New York to provide for and promote equal opportunity in employment and equal access to all programs and services without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, military status, disability, marital status, domestic violence victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics, arrest record, previous conviction record, and any other status or condition protected by law. 

Reasonable accommodations are available, upon request, in all aspects of state training, consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the New York State Human Rights Law, to ensure that every individual is able to gain maximum benefit from the training experience.