Organizational Learning is responsible for developing and implementing a coordinated university-wide strategy for professional and leadership development of faculty and staff.
The department also provides training and other resources as part of the university’s diversity, equity and inclusion initiative.
Core Service Areas
Under the direction of the university’s Chief Organizational Learning Officer, the university has a coordinated strategy for organizational learning that includes a variety of departments and services including:
Learning & Professional Development
Learning & Professional Development offers a wide spectrum of high-value, cost-effective training and consulting services focused on individual and organizational effectiveness.
Organizational Learning collaborates with partners on the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses and Michigan Medicine to provide strategic direction for various leadership development programs at U-M in order to increase their overall impact and effectiveness to U-M.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion training and education
To support the university's diversity, equity and inclusion initiative, Organizational Learning provides a growing curriculum of training courses, resources and consulting services to help schools, colleges and units implement their strategic plans and create more inclusive and welcoming environments.
Faculty and Leadership Development (Michigan Medicine)
Under the direction of the Chief Organizational Learning Officer, Faculty and Leadership Development at Michigan Medicine provides resources to help faculty develop teaching, research and leadership skills to help them have a successful career at U-M.
Chief Organizational Learning Officer
Sonya Jacobs is U-M’s Chief Organizational Learning Officer. She is a senior director within University Human Resources and director of Faculty and Leadership Development for Michigan Medicine.