Public Engagement

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  • Students benefit from our experienced faculty of scholars and practitioners, peer-to-peer collaboration, and a curriculum that reflects current theory and practice.

    Required Courses

    NMGM 5003 Foundations of Organizational Change
    NMGM 5008 Why Leadership Matters: Power or Potential 
    NMGM 6020 The Science and Art of Leadership Development 
    NMGM 6007 Leading Change Practicum 


    In consultation with an advisor, choose two electives from the Change Competencies, Leadership Applications, and Applied Context course offerings.

    This professional certificate is awarded upon completion of 18 graduate credits. The program can be completed in as little as two semesters of full-time study or in a year and a half of part-time study.


    A graduate degree is required for admission to this program. Candidates come from diverse fields, including law (JD), business (MBA or MS), education (MEd), psychology (MA or MS), social work (MSW), sociology (MA). Contact the Office of Admission to apply or inquire.

    Students enrolled in relevant master's degree programs at The New School may concurrently pursue a certificate. Interested students should contact Suzanne Bostwick, program manager.

    Please note: Students are advised to refer to the current applicable program catalog for degree completion requirements and to confirm their progress in satisfying those requirements with their advisors.