Leadership Development Center (LDC)

Vision & Mission

Linking Research, Teaching & Service

The Leadership Development Center brings together the best of university research, practice in the field and instructional technology design to bring progressive and practical professional development to public and private organizations throughout the world.

Through its numerous programs, the Leadership Development Center fulfills the mission of Vanderbilt University to be "a center for scholarly research, informed and creative teaching, and service to the community and society at large."

Once Upon a Time in China

The 2008-2009 ELLE application will be opened in January. more ....

Ireland Comes to Nashville

In December 2007, a group of Irish educators and university faculty visited with the director of PLAN and one of its instructors in order to exchange ideas about school principals professional development. more ...

Vision Implementation Project (VIP) Progresses

According to Tennessee Department of Human Services Deputy Commissioner Ed Lake, “Helping families become truly self-sufficient takes the combined efforts of all our communities – human, social service, education, health, and business.”  In collaboration with its strategic partners, including representatives of each of these communities,  Vanderbilt University’s Leadership Development Center (within the Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations) and the Department of Human and Organizational Development continues to offer technical and organizational expertise in support of the Tennessee Department of Human Services (DHS) as it moves toward achieving its desired future as an exemplary organization that provides exceptional services to Tennessee families.  more...


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