Organizational Change Management

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Summer 2015 Home Games: Milano Students Consult for Youth Baseball Leagues

Summer 2015 Home Games Milano graduate students’ consulting for local youth baseball organizationsCoursework at Milano and throughout The New School consciously aims to blend theory and practice, with students engaging in and learning from a wide variety of organizations.  We hope this will be the first of several articles highlighting the work students do as a part of their learning and service to the community.This summer six Milano graduate students had the opportunity to participate in a short-term, consultancy with a foundation supporting the development of youth baseball league--and receive a stipend for their work. The team was a mix ...

A Tribunal on Failed Governance: Climate Change, Inequality, and Jobless Growth

Back in February 2015 The Milano School hosted a Tribunal on global governance failures regarding increasing levels of social and economic inequality, unequal and jobless economic growth, and climate change. The Tribunal also launched an alliance between the Ford Foundation and the Milano School. The Tribunal shed light on the way that conferences such as Habitat III or International Climate Change Conferences can serve as global intermediaries to increase a city’s capacity and governance structures to operate in their particular urban situation. The Tribunal presented testimonies from affected peoples around the globe, indicting cities and governance for inaction regarding climate change, inequity, and jobless ...

Milano Welcomes Scholar-in-Residence Frank J. Omowale Satterwhite

We are pleased to announce that Frank J. Omowale Satterwhite has joined the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy as a Scholar-in-Residence. Omowale is an acclaimed community-building specialist with more than 30 years of experience providing technical support and building capacity for social change in communities of color as well as other underserved communities. He now serves as president of Leadership Incorporated, a non-profit firm that provides capacity-building services in communities across the nation. He has provided technical assistance to more than 1,200 organizations in 43 states during his career. Omowale’s previous experience includes serving on the faculty ...

Alumnus Edwin Torres named NYC Deputy Commissioner of Cultural Affairs

Edwin Torres, formerly associate director at the Rockefeller Foundation, will join Mayor de Blasio's Administration as Deputy Commissioner of Cultural Affairs. He will be serving under the new Commissioner for Cultural Affairs, Tom Finkelpearl. The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs is the largest local cultural funding agency in the United States.   During his time at Rockefeller Foundation, Torres helped make New York a nationally-recognized leader in wage-theft prevention; helped prevent the evictions of hundreds of public housing residents; helped place hundreds of low-income residents in jobs; and advanced paradigmatic change such as the collective impact approach for homelessness-prevention and crime-reduction.   Under ...
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OCM Student Samantha Goldman Publishes Piece on 2014 Elections

Samantha Goldman, an Organizational Change Management student, published a piece related to campaign elections and organizational culture which was also part of her Advanced Seminar project.  The article, which appeared in, "identified 10 key aspects of campaign culture that can be applied in non-campaign organizations as a way to amp-up staff engagement".  Samantha highlights the differences between a campaign and an organization, the former not necessarily sustainable due to its inherent time-bound characteristics and the latter whose mission is to be structurally and financially sustainable over the long term.  However, the two also have many aspects in common such ...