The primary purpose of the Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS) is the development and support of effective school leaders. Leadership workshops are divided in to five different levels to meet the developmental needs of all types of leaders. From new leaders trying to be successful in their first “Building Leadership” position to experienced leaders, the leadership workshops are designed to support skill-growth and development among all leaders.


MLDS: PD for School Leaders

MLDS New Leaders - Year 1 (MLDS Emerging Level I)

Date Meeting
July 27 Regional Meeting 1
September 20 Regional Meeting 2
November 15 or 16 or 17 Feedback and Coaching Lab 1
January 10 Regional Meeting 3
February 1 or 2 or 9 Feedback and Coaching Lab 2


MLDS New Leaders - Year 2 (MLDS Emerging Level II)

Date Meeting
September 7 Regional Meeting 1
October 4 or 6 or 12 School Culture Walk 
February 22 Regional Meeting 2
March  School Walk Around


MLDS Foundations for Experienced Leaders 

Date Meeting
September 15 Regional Meeting 1
October 18 or 19 Learning Lab 1
November 15 Regional Meeting 2
January 24 or 26 Learning Lab 2
March 7 Regional Meeting 3


MLDS III Sustaining Leadership (Leadership Academy) 
(MLDS Developing Level I - Leadership Academy)

Date Meetings
June 13-15 Leadership Academy Kickoff
September 22 Regional Meeting 1
October 26-29 Outdoor Leadership Experience
November 30 Regional Meeting 2
January 12-13 Leadership Academy Winter Meeting
February 7 or 8 TBD Regional Meeting 3
April 11 Regional Meeting 4
June 14-16 Leadership Academy Completer Meeting - GRADUATION
*For information concerning Leadership Academy activities, visit this site.


MLDS III Sustaining Leadership (MLDS Developing Level I)

Date Meeting
September 22 Regional Meeting 1
November 30 Regional Meeting 2
February 7 or 8 TBD Regional Meeting 3
April 11 Regional Meeting 4


MLDS IV Sustaining Leadership (MLDS Developing Level II)

Date Meeting
September 6 Regional Meeting 1
November 2 Regional Meeting 2
January 10 Learning Lab
April 12 Regional Meeting 3


MLDS V Sustaining Leadership (MLDS Transformational Level I)
No cohort this year due to COVD year. Will return in 2023-2024. 


MLDS VI Sustaining Leadership (MLDS Transformational Level II)

Date Meeting
September 28 Regional Meeting 1
November 1 Regional Meeting 2
January 25 Learning Lab
January 31 Regional Meeting 3



Dr. Vince Powell                                     
MO Leadership Development Specialist

Rick McClard
MO Leadership Development Specialist

Laura Marquis
MO Leadership Development Specialist
Physical Address
920 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Mailing Address
One University Plaza MS 0120
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701