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New England Leadership Development Program

9:00am - October 7, 2020 | Timezone: US/Eastern
New England MHTTC
Registration Deadline: September 16, 2020
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Our partners at the The New England Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) are running a Leadership Development Program (LDP) for addiction professionals, focusing on prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery.


This program includes the use of an intact learning community that includes participants from all aspects of care: prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery. The learning community will be as diverse as possible to represent the profession and those served.

The COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with the ongoing opioid epidemic, has emphasized the importance of strong leadership. We are pleased to offer the 4th cohort this “Reimagined” Virtual LDP, which has been carefully designed to maintain the interactive curriculum that is crucial to leadership development.


Program Goals: 

·    Address the on-going need for effective individual leadership skill development and increasing the addiction profession’s leadership capacity.

·    Provide a learning experience that will ‘accelerate’ leadership development to complement work experience.

Developing effective leaders is of particular importance as the profession faces the overdose crisis, a changing behavioral healthcare landscape, and the impending retirement of many "baby boom" generation leaders.


Target Audience:

The LDP is for emerging leaders from the addiction prevention, treatment, and recovery profession in New England as well as behavioral health, criminal justice, and other healthcare professionals. Criteria that define an emerging leader for this program include:

·    Current (or previous) work experienc      e in a supervisory or managerial capacity or role; this experience need not be exclusively in the addiction profession. Applicants without prior supervisory experience may be considered if they demonstrate exceptional qualities and potential for leadership roles.

·    Operational management skills that include employee supervision, goal setting, budgeting, and/or managing financial resources.

·    Have been identified as possessing exceptional leadership potential by others within the profession.


NOTE: Acceptance to this program is subject to a selection process based on target audience objectives and is not guaranteed.


Continuing Education Credits:

This training has been approved by the New England Addiction Technology Transfer Center, as a National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) Approved Education Provider, for a maximum of 60 educational credits (CE), NAADAC Provider #62652. This training has also been approved by the Connecticut Certification Board for a maximum 60 continuing education credits (The CCB is an IC&RC affiliate).


Our trainers: Peter Smith, MBA, Lori Weaver, BA, MHSA, COD, & Haner Hernadez, PhD, CPS, CADCII, LADCI