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Leadership Development Program Cohort 3 begins October 3, 2019!

August 15, 2019

The New England Addiction Technology Transfer Center (New England ATTC) is pleased to announce the third cohort of the Leadership Development Program (LDP) for addictions professionals from across the continuum of care. The LDP has been designed by Peter Smith, MBA, with input from a committee of addictions professionals. This program will focus on key leadership skills using a range of learning methods designed to increase your effectiveness immediately. 

This program cultivates the use of an intact learning community that includes participants from all aspects of addiction care: prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery. Our intent is to create a learning community that is as diverse as possible to represent the profession and those served.



  • Address the ongoing need for effective individual leadership skill development while increasing the addiction profession’s leadership capacity. 
  • Provide a learning experience that will ‘accelerate’ leadership development to complement work experience.

Increasing the field's leadership capacity 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.



The Leadership Development Program (LDP) is for emerging leaders from the addictions prevention, treatment, and recovery systems of care as well as behavioral healthcare, criminal justice, and other healthcare professionals. Among the elements that define an emerging leader for this program includes:

  • Individuals who are currently (or have previously) working in a supervisory or managerial capacity or role.
  • Work experience in a supervisory or managerial role will encompass 2-10 years; this experience need not be exclusively in the addictions profession. All applicants who demonstrate exceptional qualities and potential for leadership roles will be considered.
  • Has acquired operational management skills that include employee supervision, goal setting, and managing financial resources, including budgets.
  • People who have been identified as having exceptional leadership potential by others within the profession.

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Application deadline is September 2, 2019!

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