About Organizational Learning

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

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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. 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. 

Leadership Development

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. 

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 Q3 FY23, Organizational Learning and Michigan Medicine have provided 1,982 sessions, served 68,476 participants in both university-wide and unit-requested sessions and engaged 100% of the units who submitted an annual DEI plan.  

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