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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

 

Top 6 Factors to Consider When Choosing Student-Centric Online Education

Choosing an online degree program can be overwhelming. Here are 6 tips to help you find the right student-centric online education for adult learners.

Prioritizing the Commonwealth's Workforce Development Needs through Online Learning

UMass Online and Mass General Brigham strategic partnership is primed to address healthcare workforce development in Massachusetts.

Workforce Development: We Need More Women in Senior Leadership Positions

A Q&A with MJ Ryan, Senior Director of Workforce Development & Economic Opportunity at Mass General Brigham who discusses how Massachusetts' largest employer is meeting the challenge to see more women in senior leadership roles in healthcare. 

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