MDP participants report on a daily basis for guidance from their regional manager for most of the first season.
The gaining of this experience may lessen the need for guidance although it is always available at any time. The reality is that managers recognize the experience of their regional manager as a resource and asset and will continue to use them to build their own skills and to achieve their goals throughout the seasons.
Each manager is given an exclusive geographic territory that they work in. Most will stay within their initial territory throughout their years with the program. There are others that will take their skills to other territories due to academic reasons, locations closer to home or just because it is a more lucrative area.
All returning managers across Canada participate in the Executive Management Program each year. The goal for this program is to enhance skills and achieve a longer term perspective on the opportunities that their success present.