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    Leadership and Change (Graduate Certificate)

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    New York, NY 10011
    Phone: 212.229.5600 x1666 
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    72 Fifth Ave., 6th Floor
    New York, NY 10011
    Phone: 212.229.5400 Ext. 1601

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  • The Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Change is designed to prepare management professionals to be effective leaders of institutional change. When change becomes essential, whether in order to take advantage of new opportunities or to find long-term solutions to problems, it is critical that it be carefully led, not just imposed. Learn to become an skilled and committed leader with the capacity to successfully transform organizations, programs, initiatives, and communities. Students in certain master's degree programs of The New School may be able to earn the certificate concurrently with their master's degree.

    • Program Type Advanced Certificate
    • Credits 18
    • Format Full-time or part-time, on campus
    • Duration 1 year (full-time)
    • Start Term Fall

    Program Highlights

    • Innovative Approaches

      Become a leader for change by examining values, engaging in honest dialogue, taking risks, and using leadership tools and models.

    • Applied Learning

      Develop new ideas and skills and return to your organization with insights you can immediately put into action.

    • Commitment to Inclusion

      Learn to embed inclusion and equity into organizational systems, processes, and cultures.

    • University-Wide Community

      Benefit from the resources, student networks, and faculty expertise of a university-wide management and entrepreneurship community.

    Values-Based Leadership

    The Milano School has been a center of research and practice in leadership development, consultation, and progressive policy analysis and implementation for more than 40 years. The Leadership and Change certificate program emphasizes learning in action and provides tools, time, and structure that enable participants to apply their learning in their own organizational situations. Students in this graduate certificate program test their ideas and skills in practice, discuss their experiences with the faculty and fellow students, and advance their careers with new insight.

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    Career Paths

    Successful change leaders are able to transcend conventional wisdom, examine values, engage in honest dialogue about what works and what doesn't, and try out new ideas in organizational settings. Our program embraces proven models of change leadership. Managers who complete the certificate program are prepared to take on enhanced roles in business and nonprofit management, organizing, advocacy, social entrepreneurship, sustainability leadership, human resources development, and internal and external consulting.

  • Students come to Milano for our unorthodox and generative approaches to the field of management and to nurture more inclusive, equitable, sustainable, and prosperous organizations.

    Latha Poonamallee, Chair, Management programs
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