Due to the impact of COVID-19, the Leadership Development Program (LDP) is being completely offered virtually for autumn 2020 and the forseeable future.

The New England Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) is pleased to announce the 4th cohort of the Leadership Development Program (LDP) for addiction professionals from across the continuum of care. This program will focus on key leadership skills using a range of learning methods designed to increase your effectiveness immediately.

This program includes the use of an intact learning community that includes participants from all aspects of care: prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery. The learning community will be as diverse as possible to represent the profession and those served.

The COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with the ongoing opioid epidemic, has emphasized the importance of strong leadership. We are pleased to offer the 4th cohort this “Reimagined” Virtual LDP, which has been carefully designed to maintain the interactive curriculum that is crucial to leadership development.

  • Address the on-going need for effective individual leadership skill development and increasing the addiction profession’s leadership capacity.
  • Provide a learning experience that will ‘accelerate’ leadership development to complement work experience.

Developing effective leaders is of particular importance as the profession faces the overdose crisis, a changing behavioral healthcare landscape, and the impending retirement of many "baby boom" generation leaders.

Leaders shaping the future
Previous cohorts:
1st Cohort
2nd Cohort
3rd Cohort

The LDP is for emerging leaders from the addiction prevention, treatment, and recovery profession in New England as well as behavioral health, criminal justice, and other healthcare professionals. Criteria that define an emerging leader for this program include:

  • Current (or previous) work experience in a supervisory or managerial capacity or role; this experience need not be exclusively in the addiction profession. Applicants without prior supervisory experience may be considered if they demonstrate exceptional qualities and potential for leadership roles.
  • Operational management skills that include employee supervision, goal setting, budgeting, and/or managing financial resources.
  • Have been identified as possessing exceptional leadership potential by others within the profession.

NOTE: Acceptance to this program is subject to a selection process based on target audience objectives and is not guaranteed.

This training has been approved by the New England Addiction Technology Transfer Center, as a National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) Approved Education Provider, for a maximum of 60 educational credits (CE), NAADAC Provider #62652. This training has also been approved by the Connecticut Certification Board for a maximum 60 continuing education credits (The CCB is an IC&RC affiliate).
This program is currently being offered 100% virtually via Zoom Meeting. The program duration is typically about 8 - 9 weeks.

Please note: There will be additional prep time before each module. All dates and times are subject to change. Proposed start time for virtual sessions is 8:30 AM. Participants are required to have reliable access to the internet and a PC, Mac, mobile device, or smart phone with webcam. Zoom Meeting will be the platform used. Technical Requirements.

A major portion of the program cost will be covered by the New England Addiction Transfer Technology Center (ATTC) and the Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC). The participant fee, which will cover the remaining balance of the program cost has been reduced to **$500 per participant. Participant fees will comprise of an investment by each program participant and/or each sponsoring organization. Additional payment information.

**Fees are subject to change per cohort offering. Please note that these costs are only for New England residents and/or professionals that work in New England.
Meet our lead trainers
Peter Smith

Peter is the lead developer of the LDP and an expert in leadership development. Since 1988, Peter has worked as an expert organizational consultant with senior managers, management and work teams, committees and work groups to help them achieve the results they want.
Lori Weaver

Lori is the new Deputy Commissioner at the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) with a strong focus on training and leadership development across all levels. Drawing upon 22+ years of leadership roles, Lori has demonstrated expertise and success in achieving shared organizational goals and objectives.
Haner Hernandez

Haner is originally from Puerto Rico, is bilingual and is an expert trainer with over 29 years in the health and human service field developing, implementing, and evaluating culturally and linguistically competent youth and adult health prevention, intervention, and recovery support programs.
TA Level: Intensive Technical Assistance