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Masters Series

for Distinguished Leaders

 

Now Accepting Applications for

2020 Session

MSDL Class of 2019 Highlights

Date

January - June 2020

Location

Washington, DC

ABOUTMSDL

DR. BARBARA WILLIAMS-SKINNER

MSDL, Co-Founder

and Dean

DR. THERMAN

EVANS

MSDL, Faculty

HON. CONSTANCE

NEWMAN

MSDL, Faculty

MS. ADRIANNE

TODMAN

MSDL, Faculty

The MASTERS SERIES FOR DISTINGUISHED LEADERS (MSDL) is a one-of-a-kind culturally sensitive, global leadership excellence experience, producing high character, difference makers, social innovators, quality decision makers and community builders.

MSDL was founded in 2008 by the African American Leadership Family, a cadre of accomplished veteran leaders, committed to nurturing and developing a new generation of difference making executive leaders. MSDL is a culturally sensitive, global leadership excellence and community service program for people of color in middle management, ages 25-45. It assists high performing business, government, and nonprofit leaders to impact their organizations, communities, and the underserved. MSDL has graduated nearly 150 gifted and talented executives since 2008.

UNIQUENESS | MSDL focuses on the internal qualities and skills of high performing leaders such as strength of character, integrity, resiliency, team building, win-win relationships, emotional intelligence, and the proper uses of power.

UNIQUE PROGRAM BENEFITS

  • Outstanding Faculty.

  • Exposure to high level leaders & decision makers.

  • Renowned veteran leaders as Master Coaches.

  • Mastery of effective communications.

  • Life-work balance; executive wellness lectures.

  • Public Policy making skills development.

  • Active MSDL Alumni network.

STELLAR  FACULTY | MSDL’s success is first rooted in a bipartisan, intergenerational Faculty of expert leadership developers, with access to top leaders across the globe, and a proven track record of equipping young leaders for exceptional performance.

SUCCESS | MSDL is built on a philosophy of PROMISE DRIVEN LEADERSHIP. MSDL Fellows move from PURPOSE, or the work a leader is called to do, to PROMISE, or the difference a leader is called to make to improve the human condition. MSDL’s goal is to equip high-performing executives with the character and mindset of Promise Driven Leadership.

HOW IT WORKS | MSDL operates two days a month; January to June, in Washington, DC.

  • Day One: Interactive leadership skills building seminar - using the case study method; simulating real life leadership challenges and scenarios. Effective communication drills are done in each session.

  • Day Two: Public Policy Shaping Segment - meetings with top policy experts, thought leaders; and impacted community representatives, on systemic changes needed on key policy issues, (e.g. criminal justice reform, voting rights and economic stability). Data analysis is used to shape decision making in  public policy recommendations.

  • FINAL PRESENTATIONS: Fellows make a final presentation of their policy recommendations before an expert panel as a graduation requirement.

MASTERS SERIES CURRICULUM TOPICS

  • JANUARY - Session I: Leadership’s Intangible Qualities: Moving from Purpose to Promise

  • FEBRUARY - Session II: Effective Decision-Making, Character, Integrity and Resiliency

  • MARCH - Session III: Building Win-Win Relationships; Increasing Emotional Intelligence

  • APRIL - Session IV: Creating Collaboration Across Lines of Diversity and Inclusion

  • MAY -Session V: Becoming Empowered  Leaders: Understanding The Proper Uses of Power

  • JUNE - Session VI: Public Policy Making Project Final Presentations and Graduation Luncheon.

2020 MSDL Brochure

For more information on the 2020 Masters Series for Distinguished Leaders program, including program dates and fees download the 2020 MSDL Brochure.

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MSDL Application Process

The following steps outline the Masters Series for Distinguished Leaders (MSDL) program Application Process:

  • STEP 1 - Download and review the brochure that outlines the program and 2020 session schedule.

  • STEP 2 - Complete and submit the 2020 Application along with $150 Application Fee

  • STEP 3 - E-mail resume and professional color headshot (high-resolution jpeg only) to Ms. Barbarella Brown, Director of Programs at bbrown@skinnerleadership.org.

  • STEP 4Schedule a date to engage in 30 minute videoconference interview with faculty;

  • STEP 5 - Receive a letter of acceptance after October 1, 2019;

  • STEP 6 - Submit "Confirmation of Enrollment" form for 2020 program and $1,000 tuition deposit no later than October 31, 2019. (Upon acceptance in the program, enrollment confirmation will be emailed to admitted candidates.)

  • STEP 7 - Pay the tuition balance by December 1, 2019. (Payment plans are available. Deposit and tuition are nonrefundable.)

 

Application deadline is September 30, 2019Candidates are encouraged to apply early to receive priority consideration. We are now accepting applications and scheduling interviews until October 31, 2019.

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