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Complimentary Toolkit: Employing Design Thinking to Lead Organizational Change

Leading organizational change often starts from an internal perspective of “What is the problem and how can we fix it?

Design Thinking offers an alternative approach to instead put ourselves in the shoes of our customers. This is the main focus of the second module in the 8-week online Leadership Excellence certificate program titled, "Driving Innovation."

The Importance of Creating Post-Pandemic Recovery for Women

Now more than ever, UMass Online believes advocating for and supporting economic opportunities for women is critical.

Over the past year, covid-19 has had a disproportionate economic impact on women. Nearly 3 million American women have left the labor force over the past year in response to the pandemic. Prior to the pandemic, women made up more than 50% of the United States’ workforce, however this number has dropped severely[1].

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

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.

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.

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.

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”.

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