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


This program has been specifically designed to meet the required 40-hour training needs of newly appointed managers as it applies to Government Code 19995.4(d). Prior to registering, please read the course description and intended audience below.

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 complimentary 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 develop skills and monitor performance
  • Ensure relevant labor agreements are applied throughout your program

Intended Audience

Newly appointed managers for the State of California. Per Government Code section 3513(e), a manager means "any employee having significant responsibilities for formulating or administering agency or departmental policies and programs or administering an agency or department." Manager classifications are generally identified with Collective Bargaining Identifier (CBID) "(M)." Please check with your Department's HR or Labor Division to ensure you meet the requirements for this program.

Training Demand Survey

If all classes are full please click the following link and fill out the short survey to help us collect more information in regards to the demand for these classes. Training Demand Survey Training Demand Survey


$1,500 per participant

Updated 2/6/2020
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