The University of Massachusetts Amherst

UMass Donahue Institute

Organizational Development & Learning Solutions

Leadership Excellence Spring 2022

The Fall 2021 cohort is SOLD OUT. Thank you to all who will join us in from September to November!

We are now asking for pre-registration for the Spring 2022 cohort. The Spring session will cover the same material as our previous sessions with and synchronous content as well as individualized coaching sessions. Pre-registered individuals will get a free LEx sample program toolkit of proven change & transition tools. Pre-registrations will be accepted until Jan 3, 2022. Visit the Register Now page below. No payment will be taken yet.

Program Overview

The UMass Donahue Institute, in collaboration with University Without Walls and UMass Online, is offering a new online certificate program designed for leaders who need new skills and tools to implement organizational change and propel their careers forward. The five-module program provides 30 hours of hands-on learning over eight weeks in an interactive online classroom. Completion of this program will earn learners a certificate from the UMass Donahue Institute and is accredited to award three CEUs from University Without Walls. This program is ideal for working professionals with at least five years of experience.

"I was able to learn from both the other participants and the different facilitators leading the modules. I hope this program will continue and provide great skills and tools for other future leaders!” - Spring 2021 participant


This program includes five highly interactive webinars:

Your Leadership Profile: Learn about your leadership style following the completion of two online assessments (based on Hogan Leadership Styles).

Drive Innovation: Collaborate with thought leaders to identify opportunities for innovation.

Lead Change: Align followers to implement successful organizational change (based on the Kotter 8-Stage Process for Leading Change).

Gain Commitment: Understand how to help individuals transition during change (based on the Bridges Transition Model).

Overcome Barriers: Sustain your change initiative by removing obstacles that could halt progress.

Program benefits

  • Develop a change implementation plan for a real-life organizational change.
  • Build a network of leadership peers.
  • Receive personalized executive coaching based on the results of an online leadership assessment.
  • Take away a toolkit of fourteen proven tools to lead change.
  • Gain experience presenting your business case for change.

Hear about Spring 2021 program from participant, Som Seng.

Visit the Spring 2022 Details (on the left) to see the instruction schedule.

Please pre-register for the Spring 2022 cohort. You will get a FREE LEx sample toolkit if you pre-register by January 3, 2022.

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The UMass Donahue Institute is pre-approved to offer a variety of options for streamlined, simplified contracting both within Massachusetts and at the federal level.

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