The Management Development Institute helps human services managers and supervisors to develop their supervisory and leadership skills and also prepares caseworkers and others to assume supervisory positions.

Brief courses and training sessions explore how to build a team among loosely aligned staff members, cultivate teamwork and coach team members; how to provide fair and effective performance appraisals; how to address and prevent bullying in the workplace; and other topics of interest to both new and experienced managers.

Brookdale runs the Institute under a contract with the New York State Office of Temporary Disability Assistance (OTDA). Individuals employed by OTDA or by any public agency that receives OTDA funding are eligible to participate at no cost.