Management and Leadership Programs Available to Employers 

Management and Leadership Programs
Grant-funded Training to Elevate Your Workforce 

The Center for Corporate and Professional Education (CCAPE) is offering high-level workplace training programs through a Small Business Direct Access Program grant from the Workforce Training Fund to help emerging and existing executives across their organizations reach new levels of success. For companies and organizations looking to achieve and increase competitive advantage, our leadership and management programs are an effective way to scale learning for maximum impact. Training programs offered: Management Academy Program and Senior Leadership Program. Businesses of all sizes are welcome to participate. 
All employees are welcome to complete both programs or choose from only one relevant program.

  • Small businesses (100 or fewer MA employees) who are eligible for Workforce Training Fund Programs may participate in courses procured through the Small Business Direct Access Program at a 100% discount (i.e. 100% grant-funded). 
  • Contact Mary Conklin, Program Coordinator, at 508-375-5010 or for more information on the employer application process. Business registration is required. Learn more!

Successful leadership and management in today’s increasingly demanding, global, and diverse workplace requires perseverance, creativity, flexibility, and practical knowledge. Designed for leaders, supervisors, and managers of all levels, including professionals currently experiencing obstacles or looking for advancement, and executives who want to reassess their ability to influence others, CCAPE’s Management and Leadership programs focus on developing and enhancing skills in the context of today’s business and management challenges.

Our day-long, locally held sessions allow you to minimize your time away from work, while providing the tools to reach your professional goals and help you become a more effective leader and manager within your organization. The programs are taught by industry experts and will be held at various locations in Cape Cod, Falmouth, Plymouth, Wareham, and the Islands.

Through interactive, action‐oriented team engagement, participants will examine their strengths as individual leaders and develop the necessary management skills to put the newly learned competencies into practice. View Schedule

Management Academy Program


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Cost: $750 per participant or grant-funded for eligible employers

This 24-hour intensive four day program is designed to inspire and teach managers to create an increasingly positive and productive work environment by developing as individuals as well as shifting the overall culture in four core areas: 1) Management Essentials, 2) Communication Styles, 3) Optimizing Performance and 4) Results-Focused Leadership.

The Management Academy will focus on the following core topics:

  • Understand the basic principles of collaborative management and learn to leverage tools to increase collaboration in problem solving, meetings and internal and external communication.
  • Learn how to implement and conduct a structured interview process, how to structure behaviorally based questions around important skills, and assess and create an action plan for new employees added to your team.
  • Learn an effective performance management model, understand how both reinforcing and changing behavior feedback shorten the performance management timeframe, and brainstorm reward and recognition tools.
  • Understand cultural differences and how they can impact employee communication and interactions, understand where micro inequities can occur, and develop a plan to create openness and awareness for yourself, coworkers, and your teams.
  • Review time management principles and apply effective tools, learn basic project management techniques, learn to identify barriers to productive workflow, understand mindfulness techniques to relieve stress, and apply time management tools to your teams.

Senior Leadership Program

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Cost: $1,200 per participant or grant-funded for eligible employers

This 24-hour intensive four day program will provide leaders and executives with the practical skills needed to advance enhance their learning leadership style and provide participants with insights into their own problem solving, decision making, conflict resolution, teamwork, and communication skills.

The Senior Leadership Program will focus on the following core topics:

  • Define strategic leadership mindset: its benefits and difficulties, understand the difference between an operational and strategic mindset, and understand your own organization’s culture: identifying gaps and strategies for narrowing those gaps.
  • Understand the stages of change and transition using the William Bridges and Fischer models, learn the different types of plans required to implement change, and apply the change and planning models to a current or upcoming change in your organization.
  • Review the four DISC styles and how they affect communication, learn the differences in generational mindsets and the impact on communication, and apply DISC and generational mindsets to practical situations.
  • Understand the importance of negotiation and conflict management, learn the steps of effective negotiation, and learn how to develop negotiation and conflict management skills in your staff.
  • Learn how an engaged multigenerational workforce affects your attraction and retention strategy, learn the succession planning process, and apply attraction and succession planning strategies to your organization.



This project is funded by a Workforce Training Fund grant through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. The grant program is administered by Commonwealth Corporation. Confirmation of eligibility from Commonwealth Corporation must be received prior to the start of requested training program(s).