Management Development-I Certificate

Employees wanting to receive a Montana State University Management Development-I certificate will have 36 months to attend and complete each of the nine required courses. In addition, to receive a certificate employees will need to complete a required Safety & Risk Management session, which you can register for by going to the Safety & Risk Management site. In total a commitment of approximately 50 hours of course training will be required. After the successful completion of all course work a Management Development-I certificate will be issued.  

Employees may take the courses in any order and may also sign up for individual courses and choose not to work towards a certificate.

To help in planning your personal Professional Development for the upcoming academic calendar year, the following course schedule is being provided for the Management Development-I certificate program. Please be aware that select dates could change do to scheduling conflicts. 

Special Note for MD101 Courses:  Due to limited class size, we do give priority to individuals almost complete with the MD certificate. All MD101 courses will require a manual registration process. Please email your MD101 inquiries and registration requests to Terry Bishop at .
Course Course Title Date Time
MD101.1 Day 1 - Breakthrough Leadership Training Wednesday, September 26, 2018 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
MD101.2 Day 2 - Breakthrough Leadership Training Wednesday, October 10, 2018 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
MD101.3 Day 3 - Breakthrough Leadership Training Wednesday, November 7, 2018 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
MD301 EEO, Title IX, Sexual Harassment, Public Employees and Employee Relations  Thursday, November 1, 2018 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
MD201 MSU Boot Camp: Institutional Leadership Tuesday, December 4, 2018 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
MD501 Managing Conflict Tuesday, January 8, 2019 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
MD401 Coaching for Performance Tuesday, February 5, 2019 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
MD701 Personality Inventories Tuesday, March 5, 2019 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
MD601 Leading Change Tuesday, April 2, 2019 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
MD801 Motivating & Engaging a Diverse Work Force Tuesday, May 7, 2019 8:30 am - 10:00 am
MD901 Public Relations & Media Tuesday, May 7, 2019 10:15 am-12:00 pm
Supervisor Safety Orientation:                            Required training for supervisors 
Register through Safety & Risk  Management

Offered Quarterly:                     January,  April,  July,  October 

Check Web Site  Dates / Times


 Management Development - I Course Descriptions

Course No. Course Title & Description
MD101 3-day Facilitative Leadership Training

This is a 3-day, 24 hour, leadership training. Participants will learn the seven practices of Facilitative Leadership including: Share an inspiring vision; Focus on results, process and relationship; Seek maximum appropriate involvement; Design pathways to action; Facilitate agreement; Coach for performance; and Celebrate accomplishment. Participants are expected to be present for the complete 3-day workshop. (Maximum enrollment is 18 participants)

Other intensive leadership/supervisor trainings including FAST (Facilities) may be substituted for MD101.

MD201 MSU Boot Camp: Institutional Leadership
  • Key concepts of administration and leadership
  • MSU History, What are Land Grant Institutions
  • MSU Organizational Chart
  • MSU Strategic Plan
  • Learning (Academic)
  • Discovery (Research)
  • Engagement (Extension, plus)
  • Administration & Finance at MSU
  • MSU Resources available to managers
  • The MSU "alphabet"
MD301 EEO, Title IX, Sexual Harassment, Public Employees and Employee Relations 
  • EEO information: Title IX, Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, Reporting requirements
  • Public Information and Employees: What is public and what is confidential, FERPA, HIPAA, includes a brief employment law overview
  • Labor and Employee Relations: Union contracts, Bargaining, and Status of non-union employees
MD401 Coaching for Performance
  • Basic coaching skills for performance, leading by example
  • Setting goals and expectations
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Effective evaluation processes
  • Encouraging employee development
  • Corrective Action: progressive discipline in Montana, terminating an employee, wrongful discharge, grievances
MD501 Managing Conflict
  • Sources of conflict
  • Conflict styles
  • Difficult conversations
  • Dealing with difficult people
  • Conflict scenarios
MD601 Leading Change
  • Stages of change
  • What a leader can do to assist people moving through stages of change
  • Leading change – the seven levers
  • Conditions for successful change
  • Communication during change

Personality Inventories

  • Gain self-insight and improve interactions in the workplace among teams
  • Understand differences, improve communications and manage employees with varying styles
  • Develop a deeper understanding of self and behaviors and appreciate others by making constructive use of differences
  • Learn to approach problems in different ways which can be healthy and productive for the individual, the employee team, and for the University
MD801 Motivating and Engaging a Diverse Work Force
  • Building a positive work culture/respectful workplace
  • Dimensions of diversity in the workplace: awareness and understanding
  • Developing teams
MD901 Public Relations & Media
  • Working with the media
  • MSU Communications policies and managers
SRM0003 Supervisor Safety Orientation: Required training for supervisors

This course targets what supervisors must know regarding safety hazards, assessments, and safety requirements on MSU Campuses per SRM/MSU/State/Federal policies and regulations.

  • Know where to locate applicable policies and procedures
  • Know what requirements exist for supervisors in relation to training and safety duties
  • Know which trainings are required of your employees
  • Know how to report and investigate an accident
  • Know your emergency action plan and how to communicate this to your employees
  • Assess hazards in your area and identify appropriate PPE for your employees to use to be safe
  • Know how to create a chemical inventory and submit it appropriately
  • Dispose of various waste types appropriately
  • Understand the basics of Workers' Compensation and related programs


Please register via the following link: HR Training Registration

For more information, please contact Terry Bishop