Manager Development Program (MDP)

The Management Development Program (MDP) was developed to support all managers at A&T in their leadership role.  As a middle-level leader, you face many challenges as well as responsibilities.  Middle managers are the bridge between senior leadership and the various administrative units that support the success of the institution.  As the bridge, you are responsible for implementing on a day-to-day basis strategic objectives directly linked to institutional goals and align competing demands between direct reports and strategic objectives. In an effort to develop and support middle managers at A&T, the Center for Leadership and Organizational Excellence (CLOE) has launched two tracks under the Manager Development Program (MDP). 

Track 1:  Manager Symposium

Offered every other year, the Manager Symposium is mandatory for all managers and supervisors at A&T.  The symposium is an innovative way to create a community of collaboration and support, present institutional changes in policies and procedures, as well as explore innovative tools and research that best meet the unique challenges of middle managers.  The one-day symposium will cover the following topics: 

  • An individual Leadership Assessment
  • Recruitment, Selection, and Hiring: The Psychology of Hiring
  • Intent vs. Impact:  How to effectively navigate through difficult conversations, set boundaries, and say no
  • Giving and Receiving Feedback Effectively
  • The Art of Effective Employee Relations
  • Strategies to Motivate and Support Staff
  • How to Best Respond When an Employee is Under-performing 

To register please select a date that best fits your schedule:

2018 Symposium Dates


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Track 2: Management Development Track

This one-year development track is designed to explore in-depth the unique needs and challenges of middle-level leadership at NC A&T.  The program is composed of 6 half-day training sessions scheduled over the academic year.  The following training sessions use real life application and active learning as part of their teaching methodology and are taught by content matter experts.  All participating managers will receive a certificate of completion presented by the Chancellor.

  • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
  • Navigating Through Conflict Using the TKI (Thomas Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument)
  • Intercultural Development and Interpersonal Relationships
  • Team Productivity through Motivation and Support
  • The Manager Coach: Introduction to the Coach Approach
  • Boundary Spanning Leadership

In order to participate in the MDP Development Track you must be nominated by your manager, nominations open Spring 2018.


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