A cornerstone of the MSH approach has been the Leadership Development Program Plus (LDP+). Since the original LDP was developed in Egypt in 2002, the LDP+ has reached health leaders and managers in more than 40 countries, and today there are several hundred trained LDP+ facilitators leading these programs all over the world.
The program has three learning objectives: learn the basic practices of leading and managing so that managers can lead their workgroups to face challenges and achieve results, create a work climate that supports staff motivation, and create and sustain teams that are committed to continuously improving client services. By applying the practices of good leadership, management, and governance, teams become more systematic and intentional in their behavior, even in the most challenging circumstances (unrest, fragile states, budget constraints). In 2013, the LDP+ was updated to include an emphasis on country ownership, and while it is primarily used by ministries of health, networks, and large organizations, it is adaptable to any health context.
In addition to the LDP+, MSH provides other services to individuals, teams, organizations, and government agencies to improve leadership, including executive coaching, the design and/or facilitation of senior leadership retreats, and large group events that bring together diverse stakeholders.