Facilities Leadership Development Cohort (LDC)

  • About the LDC

    The Facilities Department is excited to announce the creation of a Leadership Development Cohort (LDC) which will focus on developing emerging leaders within our Department. The Facilities Department at Saint Paul Public Schools believes that our entire staff demonstrates leadership in all facets of our work and therefore that we must support the development of leadership skills throughout the department.  To deepen those skills and build a pipeline of emerging leaders, the Facilities Executive Leadership Team has created a 6-month long leadership development program for staff.

    As part of the LDC you will take part in small group discussions and learning that will prepare you for current and future leadership opportunities. Being part of this cohort will provide you with a foundation in leadership studies and practices while creating bonds with your colleagues. 

    Program Details

    The cohort will consist of 8-12 staff members from throughout the Facilities Department and will meet one Friday a month for approximately four hours. These meetings will occur during the workday, with some support provided to manage daily demands that may be impacted.  All meetings will occur at a site within SPPS.  For members of Local 70, participating in the LDC qualifies staff for premium pay in accordance with the contract. 


    LDC Leadership

    The LDC program is led by Tom Parent, Facilities Director, and Jeff Connell, Assistant Director of Facilities, with support by experts both within SPPS as well as outside of the organization.

  • Meeting Dates

    Meetings will take place from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    • January 24, 2020

    • February 14, 2020

    • March 13, 2020

    • April 10, 2020