MPA's Leadership Program is pleased to announce the first cohort for 2021!

The cohort includes MJ Mignogna, Anna Krull, David Nathan, and Dennis Hannon. They will be attending Governing Council meetings, leadership didactics, and participate in a formalized mentorship.

Leadership Institute Update - April 2021

One of the most effective ways to enhance individual and organizational effectiveness is to promote and encourage learning, self-reflection, and leadership development! Our 2021 Leadership Institute participants have been hard at work and are making great strides! We would like to highlight some of the activities they have engaged in over the past three months!

  • Anna, MJ, Dennis, and David attended the APA Practice Leadership Conference (PLC) in March! This year the event was virtual, which allowed them to bring back new ideas and meet professionals involved in leadership within their own SPTAs!  
  • Even though Mental Health Day on the Hill looked a bit different this year, Leadership Institute participants were able to engage with Minnesota legislators about the important bills our Legislative Committee is supporting and promoting. 
  • Institute participants have expressed strong interest in taking action and being heavily involved in diversifying the Psychology workforce, as well engaging more with our communities. They have been involved in these discussions and have brought forth new and innovative ideas to further MPA's Diversity statement! 
  • Each participant is hard at work planning their individual projects!

We are excited to see what projects Anna, MJ, Dennis, and David come up with and are overjoyed to see the progress they have already made! Check back in July for another Leadership Program Update! 

Elizabeth Fleming, PsyD and Erika Brink, MA
Leadership Institute Co-Chairs

What is the Leadership program?

A free immersive experience for any MPA member interested in learning about leadership or their leadership style.

What is the commitment?

The Leadership Program is a 12-month commitment that begins in January of 2021 and ends in December of 2021. It is expected that the time commitment may change from month to month depending upon the activities that are planned. However, it is estimated that participants will spend about 4 hours a month engaged in leadership training. During months where the GC is meeting, the hours may increase.

What activities am I expected to do?

All participants are expected to attend the 4 Governing Council Meetings throughout the year. Additionally, participant can choose one Executive Committee meeting to observe. Throughout the year there will be 4 leadership focused meetings that will be specific to the participants areas of interest. All participants will also be matched with a mentor and they are expected to meet with the mentor monthly. We also ask that participants join a committee or division! Lastly, participants are expected to attend Mental Health Day on the Hill and the Annual Convention.

What will I learn?

You will learn how MPA governance operates, more about your leadership style, and if leadership is for you. You will also make friends and connections!

Who is a good candidate?

Someone who is a member of MPA or is willing to become a member of MPA. Additionally, we are looking for someone who is interested in leadership or learning more about leadership.

What is the cost?

The Leadership Program is free for all members. If you are not a member and are interested in applying, we will consider your application after the membership fee is paid.  

How do I sign up?

Applications are no longer being accepted for 2021. Check back for updates on 2022 applications.

Questions? Email Erika Brink at [email protected].