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Overcome Barriers to Organizational Change with this Complimentary Toolkit

Leading organizational change requires many skills. Some of the more well-known skills include:

  • Having a business case for change

  • Aligning key stakeholders

  • Communicating a compelling vision

  • Sustaining the change

However, one often overlooked skill set to successfully lead and implement change is to proactively overcome barriers to change.

As a leader you must recognize that barriers to change can either be obstacles or objections.

Some College, No Degree? 8 Reasons to Go Back to School Now

Are you one of the 36 million adults nationwide1 who have some college credit but no degree?

10 Tips to be an Effective Leader with Organizational Change

Not all leaders are created equal.

The difference a great leader can make within an organization is insurmountable. From inspiring employees to work hard and do their best to achieve business goals, attracting high-caliber talent and keeping them, to creating new opportunities for innovation and organizational change, effective leaders have a big influence on an organization’s success.

To help you learn how to become a more effective leader, here are ten tips for you to takeaway and employ today within your organization:

The Value of a Liberal Arts Degree

To say the past year has been unprecedented would be an understatement. From moving an entire workforce online to record-breaking unemployment throughout the United States due to COVID-19, these unprecedented times have forced many to reevaluate what the future holds for them.

Whether entering the workforce as a recent college graduate or a working professional, many find themselves asking questions like…

“Am I happy with the career I chose?”

“How can I strengthen my skillset to provide job security?”

Meet Dana Henry: UMDI Leadership Excellence Faculty Member

For the past 30 years, Dana’s career has been focused on developing executive and professional development programs, both domestically as well as throughout the world.

Since joining the UMass Donahue Institute (UMDI) as the Director of Organizational Developmental & Learning Solutions, Dana’s mission is to advance the development of organizational leaders and managers while also supporting competency-based learning.

Become an Effective Leader with a Certificate in Leadership Excellence

What does it mean to be an effective leader in today’s ever-changing global economy?

It’s important to make the distinction that not all leaders are created equal. The difference a great leader can make within an organization is insurmountable. Inspiring employees to work hard and do their best to achieve business goals, attracting high-caliber talent and keeping them, and creating new opportunities for innovation and organizational change are paramount to any organization’s success.

Survival Skills for Parents Working From Home During COVID

My spouse and I never imagined bringing our newborn child into this world during a pandemic. However, we quickly learned this pregnancy was going to be far from “normal”. Like many of us have experienced during the last nine months, due to social distancing guidelines, we were unable to celebrate some of life's big moments like having a baby shower.

UMass Online Exhibits at Conferences Focused on Supporting and Empowering Women

Each year the women-focused conferences are designed to inspire connection, motivation, networking, inspiration and skill building for thousands of women across the country. To date, two conferences have been held; one in Texas and the second in Pennsylvania. Rounding out the final of the three yearly conferences, the Massachusetts Conference for Women will be held on December 10th, virtually.

New Professional Skills Job Seekers Need Now

Recently, LinkedIn Learning analyzed which of its online courses are in high demand by professionals trying to keep pace with the ever-changing future of work in a post-COVID era.

According to the findings from LinkedIn Learning’s Head of Global Content Strategy, the data sheds light on what’s top of mind when it comes to entering a new era of work:

 

Regional Workforce Board Aims to Address the Commonwealth’s Workforce Needs in a Post-COVID Era - Part 1

Regional Leadership Supports A Strong Massachusetts Workforce

 

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