How it works

MTEP is designed to specifically address the problem of preparing the next generation of senior managers in public agencies in these tough economic times and is an excellent opportunity for employees to gain essential skills for maximum career potential.

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How to Apply

Assignments run for three months from September through December, giving participants an opportunity to supercharge their careers and acquire new experiences, relationships and competencies to benefit them and their organization.

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About MTEP

Over 60 employees in public agencies throughout San Mateo and Santa Clara counties have successfully participated in MTEP since the program was launched in 2004.

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The purpose of the Management Talent Exchange Program (MTEP) is to give small and medium sized local government agencies employee exchange opportunities so that participants can develop new experiences, competencies and relationships. The program is designed to specifically address the problem of preparing the next generation of senior managers in public agencies in these tough economic times and is an excellent opportunity for employees to gain essential skills for maximum career potential.

Learn more about MTEP in this article written by Frank Benest, former City Manager of Palo Alto.

“MTEP provides hands-on experience with your fellow government colleagues that you can’t get elsewhere. The projects you work on are not only valuable to the agency, but to you as a great skill building opportunity.”

CONSIDER THE BENEFITS

If you’re a manager/executive hosting or sending a participant:

  • Maximize your organization’s capacity in tough times
  • Initiate low cost strategy for staff development
  • Generate talented, prepared leaders
  • Learn while mentoring emerging leaders

If you’re an entry or mid-level manager participating in the program:

  • Supercharge your career (in just 3 months)
  • Develop new skills, experiences and relationships
  • Networking opportunities
  • Coaching and mentoring from local government leaders
  • Keep track of trends in local government