Personal Leadership Development Program

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IPA’s Personal Leadership Development Program (PLDP) provides opportunities for men and women in public service to improve and develop their leadership skills so they can become more effective in the various roles in which they are involved.

The program focuses on individual development and is based on the belief that individuals can expand their leadership capacities; they can learn, grow, and change.

The program is customized to meet the needs of the contracting organization. Topics include:

“Leadership is not magnetic personality—that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not ‘making friends and influencing people’—that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to higher sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of personality beyond its normal limitations.”

—Peter F. Drucker

  • Power and Management
  • Transformational Leadership
  • Characteristics of Effective Leaders
  • Leadership Case Studies
  • Men and Women as Leaders
  • How to Become 360° Leaders
  • Creativity
  • Leadership Development
  • Effective Communication
  • Learning, Growth and Change
  • Understanding Ourselves and Others
  • Leading in a New World Order
  • Social Capital
  • Transforming Your Organization’s Leadership Culture
  • Leadership and Change
  • Motivation and Applications

Course instruments include:

  • Myers-Briggs (both basic and Type Dynamics)
  • Strength Deployment Inventory
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Thomas Kilmann (Conflict Resolution)

The previoulsy conducted Women's Leadership Development Program will no longer be offered as a standard unit; however, the topics covered in that three-phase program can be incorporated into a customized PLDP session.

For more information about a customized program, contact Myrna Bair,, 302-831-3323.

serving the public good,
shaping tomorrow’s leaders
Personal Leadership Development Program