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  • Leadership and Change (Graduate Certificate)

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  • The Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Change is designed to prepare management professionals to be effective leaders of institutional change. Students become skilled and committed leaders with the capacity to successfully transform organizations, programs, initiatives, and communities. 

    The New School is not currently admitting new students to this graduate certificate program. 

    • 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.

    Learn more about the curriculum

    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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Undergraduates

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Undergraduate Adult Learners

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Graduates

To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

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