Executive Master of Leadership Blog

The Professional Development Plan (PDP)

[fa icon="calendar'] May 13, 2021 8:59:52 AM / by Anne Marie posted in Innovation, leadership, Leadership Development, Leadership Styles, Leadership Journey, Leadership Skills, Communication, Professional Development Plan, SWOT

One of the most valuable activities we’ve completed so far in EML is the Professional Development Plan (PDP). This spring, on a Saturday morning, we gathered as a cohort to talk through just what a PDP is and how to get started. Several members asked: How will I apply this to my leadership path? and How can a PDP help at this stage in my career? As a leadership coach, having found that writing goals makes them infinitely more attainable, I was intrigued.

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Jimmy Dutra - My Political Leadership Journey

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 12, 2021 8:44:05 AM / by Clarissa Kusel posted in Transformation, Inclusiveness, governance, Leadership Development, Leadership Styles, Leadership Journey, Leadership Skills, Political Leadership, Mission Driven, Purpose Leadership

Mayor Jimmy Dutra shares his political leadership journey that led him to become the first openly gay mayor for the City of Watsonville, California.

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Justin Bardin - Connecting to the Greater Vision

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 17, 2020 9:01:33 AM / by Clarissa Kusel posted in Innovative Leadership, Leadership Development, Leadership Styles, Leadership Journey, Leadership Skills, Mission Driven, Purpose Leadership, Renewable Energy

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Servant Leadership: Parole Agent III Martin Figueroa

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 24, 2020 12:31:11 PM / by Clarissa Kusel posted in Innovative Leadership, inequality, Leadership Development, Leadership Styles, Leadership Journey, Leadership Skills, Change Leadership, Servant Leadership

Meet Parole Agent III Martin Figueroa, who prefers to go by Fig. Fig is a current EML student and has dedicated his career to servant leadership. Fig aided in the implementation of the first Peer Reentry Navigation Network (PRNN) in the state of California, a program to help long-term inmates and lifers navigate the challenges of re-entering society.


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EML: Transitioning Leadership Online and Beyond

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 8, 2020 11:20:05 AM / by Laura S. Wittcoff, DSW, LICSW posted in Transformation, Blended Learning, Online Learning, Innovation, leadership, Distance Learning, Communication

EML teaches us all aspects of leadership. We begin the program concentrating on our individual leadership styles and then build into strategies for the organization and beyond. We ask ourselves the hard questions of what is leadership and how can we be the best version of ourselves in a leadership role. We discuss how to build on what we know and challenge ourselves to realize there is always more to learn.

Recognizing opportunities for ourselves to be challenged and make change is important to assure our lives evolve professionally and personally. We often recite the EML mantra that we should be “comfortable being uncomfortable”.

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