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The Mailman Center for Child Development (MCCD) has provided interdisciplinary leadership training in neurodevelopmental disabilities to hundreds of professionals over the last 40 years.  The Emerging Transformational Leadership Program (ETLP) is the latest component of our leadership training programs.

It is designed to help select individuals reach their potential as individual leaders who transform systems of care for people with developmental disabilities.  This training program will build critical leadership skills, prepare individuals for the challenges of their own life-long leadership journeys, and develop awareness for the rich opportunities for leadership in South Florida and beyond.  The year-long curriculum engages a small group of select individuals in experiential learning in the community, practical skills building activities, and dynamic interactions with established and emerging community leaders.  A group project encourages participants to learn to harness the full potential of individuals and groups in our community, to foster relationships that bridge diversity on many levels, and to create innovative, sustaining solutions to the complex issues that face the disability community in South Florida.


Children with developmental disabilities will receive high quality health care, experience optimal individual development, and feel included in community activities.  


To create and sustain an experiential learning program for emerging leaders that provides the knowledge, skills, and attitude to improve systems of care for children with developmental disabilities.

  • Objectives of the ETLP 

  • Expected Outcomes

  • Participants

  •  Program Description

  • Contact Information