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California Leadership Academy - Manager Development Program (5 Day Cohort)


This new cohort has been specifically designed to meet the required 40 hour training needs of newly appointed managers (Staff Services Manager II/III or equivalent). Please read the entire course description prior to registering.

Leading teams to deliver great results for California is fundamental for state leaders. As a manager, you are a steward of taxpayer resources and administer vital programs for Californians. By the end of this class, you will be able to apply critical skills to lead teams, leverage resources, and use best practices to effectively and efficiently operate your program.

Emerging Leaders

Each five-day cohort selects one colleague who best exemplifies the philosophy, values, and competencies of the California Leadership Academy's Manager Development Program to receive the Emerging Leader award. The award entitles the recipient to three days of complementary training from the Statewide Training Center.


Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Apply leadership skills and techniques for leading teams
  • Utilize best practice management methodologies to operate programs and run organizations
  • Build and sustain a diverse and talented workforce with the capability needed to perform the mission and achieve the strategic objectives of the organization
  • Apply program planning, prioritization, and metrics to development skills and monitor performance
  • Ensure relevant labor agreements are applied throughout your program

Intended Audience

Managers (SSMII/III or equivalent) appointed after June 27, 2016. SSM1 managers may also attend with the understanding that the intended audience is for senior managers who typically supervise teams and serve as program managers.


Cohort NumberDay 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5Year
Cohort 8 (Sacramento)January 29February 5February 12February 26March 52018
Cohort 9 (Sacramento)March 9March 16March 23March 30April 62018
Cohort 10 (Sacramento)March 19March 20March 21April 2April 32018
Cohort 11 (Gardena)April 9April 10April 11April 16April 172018

Instruction Time

40 Hours


$1,200 per participant


California Leadership Academy - Manager Development Program (5 Day Cohort)

Updated 2/21/2018
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