The University of Massachusetts Amherst

UMass Donahue Institute

Organizational Development & Learning Solutions

Leadership Excellence Fall 2021

The Spring 2021 cohort SOLD OUT. Thank you to all who participated in this pilot program from April to June!

We are now registering for Fall 2021 cohort. The Fall cohort will be a repeat of the Spring session with synchronous and synchronous content as well as individualized coaching sessions. 

Read below then visit the Fall 2021 cohort page to learn about program dates. Visit the registration page to join.

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 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.

Please go to registration to join the Fall 2021 cohort.

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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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