Leadership & Change Management Program - Nominations Open (April 7 deadline)

March 22, 2023

Leadership & Change Management aims to develop City leaders’ mindsets and skill sets around leading change.  During the program, leaders will receive tools and strategies around change management, including analysis of case studies presented by City leaders, participate in leadership support groups to discuss and apply the course content to their own leadership context, and problem-solve change management situations together.

The Department of Human Resources is excited to announce the opening of applications for our new and updated Leadership & Change Management Program(formerly known as Leadership 2.0). We are piloting the program this spring. This program is open for Municipal Executives Association (MEA)-represented managers and unrepresented managers who have completed the 24 Plus Program (or comparable supervisory academy) and are interested in furthering their leadership development. 

The program will take place over 6 weeks of learning, structured into 1 full-day and 6 half-day sessions between May 3 – June 7. Key program elements include: 

  • Leadership Support Groups which offer interactive activities with peers; and
  • Case study presentations by City leaders:
    • Vision & Strategy: Michael Lambert, City Librarian
    • Implementation with Equitable Outcomes: Katie Petrucione, Deputy City Administrator.

The brochure details the program components, schedule, and requirements (https://sfdhr.org/sites/default/files/documents/Classes-and-Training/Leadership-and-Change-Management-Brochure.pdf). A nomination form can be found at https://sfdhr.org/sites/default/files/documents/Classes-and-Training/Leadership-and-Change-Management-Application-Form.pdf.  Nominations may come through your department manager, division director, personnel officer or your department may allow managers to self-nominate.Nomination forms will be accepted through April 7th and will be reviewed in the order received.  To ensure a diverse cohort, a maximum number of 1-3 spaces will be designated for participating departments, depending on department size.  

This program is offered at no cost to departments.  We ask departments to support their nominees’ full participation in the program by providing nominated leaders with protected time away from their work to attend all cohort events. We also ask that each nominee’s manager commit to meeting with the nominee throughout the program to discuss how to best leverage the program content.   

Please refer to the website for detailed information regarding the prerequisites of this program: https://sfdhr.org/leadership-change-management

If you have questions about the new Leadership & Change Management Program, please contact dhr.leadershipchangemgmt@sfgov.org and one of our program team members will get back to you.

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