The MDS LEAP Program has been established to provide a leadership training program to support the growth, development and success of young movement disorder specialists while maximizing their contributions to the goals and objectives of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS).
The LEAP Program is an 18-month program encompassing the development of leadership skills through a mentored development and a didactic skills format. The two-day didactic training program takes place immediately prior to the MDS International Congress.
- Provide a leadership training program encompassing the development of leadership skills through a mentored development and a didactic leadership skills program
- Develop a didactic/interactive leadership skills program to teach the principles of leadership to young movement disorder specialists across the globe
- Identify and implement the leadership program to include young members interested in pursuing leadership roles within MDS
- Integrate young leaders into appropriate leadership positions within MDS
Eligible candidates must be current members of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS); be in the early stages of career development (ages 30-45), and hold an interest in developing leadership skills and applying these leadership skills to MDS service.