Organizational Learning is the university’s central department for professional, career and leadership development. We promote campus culture change initiatives, lifelong learning resources and opportunities for U-M faculty and staff.
Core Service Areas
Learn more about Organizational Learning's impact:
- FY20 Annual Report (PDF)
- FY21 Annual Report (PDF)
- FY22 Annual Report (PDF)
Organizational Learning has four main areas of focus:
Professional and Career Development
We offer dozens of in-person and online professional and career development classes, along with additional learning opportunities and resources to meet a variety of individual and departmental needs. Beginning in Fall 2019, many courses are offered at no cost to individuals or departments.
Our offerings are focused on those that best support our professional and leadership development goals and institutional initiatives.
Organizational Learning offers professional and career development services previously offered by Learning & Professional Development and Michigan Medicine Organizational Effectiveness.
We collaborate with partners on the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses and Michigan Medicine to provide level-specific leadership development programs across the university.
One of our new offerings, Foundations of Leadership (FOL), is a leadership development course for faculty and staff. It is designed for leaders new to the university or their role.
FOL replaces previously offered management courses from LPD and Organizational Effectiveness. This new course will provide consistent leadership development strategies to faculty and staff across all work locations. By consolidating courses, we’re focusing on the most critical learning objectives and also making it easier to participate by removing the cost barrier.
Campus Culture Change Initiatives
We develop long-term educational strategies and interventions for university-wide culture change initiatives including diversity, equity and inclusion and sexual and gender-based misconduct.
Since the DEI launch date of October 6, 2016, through the end of FY19, Organizational Learning and Michigan Medicine have provided 901 courses, served 23,906 participants in both university-wide and unit-requested sessions and engaged 100% of the units who submitted an annual DEI plan.
Medical School Faculty and Leadership Development (Michigan Medicine)
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.