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The Middle Management Academy (MMA) is the only program of its kind to develop future health care leaders into strong links in the management chain. They learn the skills to improve productivity by motivating staff and communicating effectively as they fulfill their role as influential front-line leaders.

MMA is an in-person, 3.5-day group training program that offers management training customized for health care safety-net staff. Participants address real-world questions relevant to behavioral health that inspires insight into their own management strengths and challenges through in-depth assessments, including the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. The hands-on curriculum focuses on applying identified skills to key management tasks and responsibilities.

MMA also offers a new virtual 4-week program that’s a combination of self-paced, individual and group work that builds upon the best, most enduring aspects of the in-person training, but fully reimagined for an engaging virtual learning experience.

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Bring Middle Management Academy to Your Organization

Get started today, check out upcoming Middle Management Academy trainings near you. If you can’t attend a local training, we can bring a training to you. The National Council can organize a custom MMA training tailored to your unique organizational needs for up to 60 participants, at a location and date of your choice.

MMA Summer Series

The MMA Summer Leadership Series is free and designed to provide quick tools and resources for managers, supervisors and team leaders on how to effectively lead during a public health crisis. The series will have three topic areas: Day-to-Day Supervision, Stress, Chaos, Self-care and Wellness and Strengths-based Leadership. Learn more and register.

Who Should Attend

  • Health care managers and supervisors who recently stepped into management roles without formal training.
  • Experienced health care managers and supervisors who want to enhance their skills and contributions.
  • Social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, therapists, nurses, clinicians and administrative/oversight staff in the beginning, intermediate or advanced stage of a management-based role.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand behavioral health leadership and management styles and strengths of self and others.
  • Learn and practice enhanced management skills related to behavioral health care finance, change management, organizational and staff performance and healthy staff engagement.
  • Demonstrate best-practice strategies for healthy communication and conflict, performance coaching and management, effective teamwork and accountability.
  • Learn research-based strategies to contribute to supervisor and management success of behavioral health care organizations.


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For more information on pricing, building your own consulting service or to schedule a training, please contact us.