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A transformative professional development program focused on creating collaboration at work and in your communities

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Note: Courses in the Leading Organizational & Community Change program are suspended for Fall 2017. We do not have immediate plans to schedule future courses. If you have questions, please feel free to contact Melissa Meiris at (707) 826-3732 or

Become a notably effective and engaging organizational leader, public official, facilitator, or consultant through practical, inspiring, and skill-based learning in the Certificate Program in Leading Community and Organizational Change.

Grounded in the behavioral and brain sciences, the curriculum is designed build your knowledge and develop your skills so you can work collaboratively and constructively with colleagues, constituents, neighbors, and clients to solve problems, resolve conflicts, build lasting agreements, develop public policy, and plan for the future.

Gain a solid understanding of the foundational and advanced skills of designing, convening, leading, and participating in collaborative planning and decision-making processes in order to strengthen organizations, boards, communities, and democratic institutions.

Designed for Professionals Like You

If you want to be more effective in getting things done and creating change at work, in your community, or in your municipality, this program is for you.

These classes are recommended for organizational managers, community leaders, elected officials, city managers and planners, facilitators and consultants, or members of communities and organizations in all sectors: government, business, education, and not-for-profit. You can enroll for individual classes or for all five to gain a certificate.


To earn your certificate you must complete five core courses for a total of 5.5 units.

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