Program Overview

The Developing People and Organizations Certificate prepares students to be successful, strategic and impactful professionals who are able to work effectively through others.

This program offers insight into human and organizational relationships, creates the capacity for sound analytical judgment and the ability to see the "big picture" as it relates to an organization and its environment.

Attend an upcoming virtual Graduate Open House. 

What You'll Learn

Coursework focuses on applied action grounded in theory, and embraces principles applicable to administrative issues in the private, public and nonprofit sectors.

Enhance your knowledge and skills in the following areas of interest:

  • Employee recruitment
  • Leadership development
  • Group dynamics
  • Organizational change
  • Conflict management
  • Succession planning
  • Training and development
  • Adult learning theory

Program Requirements

Students can earn a master's degree or graduate certificate.

How to Apply

View requirements, application deadlines and steps to apply.


Jamie Gairo, Ph.D.

Interim Program Director of the MA Organizational Leadership and MS Higher Education Assessment, Analytics and Change Management Programs

jgairo [at]

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