Twice each year, the Massachusetts Municipal Human Resources association offers the Supervisory Leadership Development Program (SLDP) for local government managers and employees.

The interactive learning opportunity is for municipal employees to develop and refine the knowledge, skills and abilities needed for effective supervision while also sharing their own knowledge and experience.

This fall (2022), the training program will be held in-person as three full-day sessions. The training will take place at the Leominster Emergency Management Building at 37 Carter St., Leominster, on Oct. 6 & 20 and Nov. 4. All sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Attendance of all sessions is required to receive a Certificate of Completion.

• Online registration for the fall 2022 SLDP session will open in August.

The program represents a collaboration of the MMHR, the Collins Center for Public Management at UMass Boston, and the Department of Workplace Learning and Development at UMass Amherst. The class-style program is open to any municipal staff or manager interested in developing or strengthening their management or supervisory skills, particularly as supervisors in a unionized environment. It is applicable to many municipal departments, such as administration, conservation, facilities, finance, human resources, public safety and public works.

The program will focus on skills and strategies for managing self, managing others, managing the work, and managing the system. Specifically, it will cover:

• self-awareness and work styles
• communication and feedback
• respectful workplace practices
• planning, delegating, and employee engagement
• coaching and performance management
• progressive discipline and labor relations

Please note, each session will include independent prep work.

The class can accommodate up to 26 students, and the cost is $825. The registration deadline is Sept. 6. Payment is due to MMHR, 3 Center Plaza, Suite 610, Boston, MA 02108. Refunds will be issued only upon written request for all cancellations received by Sept 9. After this date you will be obligated to pay, regardless of attendance.

The application process is first-come, first-served, but participants will be vetted. If you have questions about the registration process, contact Isabelle Jenkins at ijenkins@mma.org or 617-426-7272

Cancellation policy: Refunds will be issued only upon written request for all cancellations received by Sept 9. After this date you will be obligated to pay, regardless of attendance.

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