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Students in the Organizational Change Management program develop the strategic and critical thinking skills needed to implement planned change at all organizational levels.  Click here to find out more.

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

OmowaleWe 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 of Oberlin College where he developed the first African-American studies program and as President of Applied Management and Organizational Services.

Omowale has a Ph.D. from Stanford University, an MA from Southern Illinois University and a BA from Howard University. He has also received numerous awards for his vast professional and public service, including a Kellogg Foundation National Fellowship, and other awards and community service awards from the National Council of Negro Women, Peninsula Community Foundation and KQED Television.

Please join us in welcoming Omowale to Milano. His office is located in room 605 at 72 5th Ave.

 

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Alumnus Edwin Torres named NYC Deputy Commissioner of Cultural Affairs

EdwinEdwin 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 his leadership, The Rockefeller Foundation’s support for culture has helped supply over $800,000 in goods and services to art-making through on-line barter; increase artists’ earned income by 150%; triple the rate of participation in New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) residential energy-efficiency programs in Brooklyn; influence NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development to partner with applicants and residents as well as NYC’s design community to develop new communication tools and services; and advance paradigmatic change such as that of naturally-occurring cultural districts.
 
Prior to joining The Rockefeller Foundation, Mr. Torres was Director of External Partnerships for Parsons the New School for Design. He has also served on the Arts and Culture team at The Ford Foundation. Mr. Torres holds a Master of Arts in Art History from Hunter College and a Master of Science in Organizational Change Management from The New School.
 

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OCM Student Samantha Goldman Publishes Piece on 2014 Elections

SBG 1 headshotSamantha 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 linkedin.com, “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 as having a singular mission and vision, capacity building, relying on stories and narratives and more.

Organization Development Network of New York hosts Coaching Ourselves Event

COFSAll Milano students are welcome to register and attend. Organizational Change Management Students may be particularly interested.

It’s well understood in the field of learning and development that 70% of learning is informal, on the job, and experience based, 20% is coaching and mentoring, and 10% is comprised of formal learning interventions and structured courses. But what does this mean in practice?

Co-founded by Phil LeNir and Henry Mintzberg in 2007, CoachingOurselves is a methodology for managers that builds community, stimulates exchange of perspectives, and encourages team cohesion. CoachingOurselves offers a novel approach to developing leaders and transforming organizations based on the 70/20/10 framework; it uses tools to explore a wide range of topics created by more than forty leading management thinkers including Henry Mintzberg, Marshall Goldsmith, David Cooperrider, and Michael Beers.

Join Phil and ODNNY to learn more about this methodology and gain insight into how you can leverage the 70/20/10 framework in your own practice.

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Alum Mira Weisenthal on Social Justice in Comedy

1491977_553840822632_300801143_oMira Weisenthal, an alum of the Organizational Change Management program at Milano, recently attended the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, Oregon where she looked at the relationship between social justice and comedy. Although the annual festival is historically diverse and offers a broad range of comedic talent, this was the first year the festival offered all-black and all-queer showcases, presented by comics Baron Vaughn and James Adomian, respectively. An all-female showcase (All Jane, No Dick), in its second year, also ran two of the four days at the festival.

Check out Mira’s article A Bridgetown to Social Justice on The Comic’s Comic website.

Mira is a recent alum of the Organizational Change Management program at Milano. After completing an undergraduate degree in Anthropology, Mira moved to New York and quickly became interested in the alternative comedy scene here. A few years later, after completing a two-year stint in Cambodia with the Peace Corps, Mira returned to New York with a renewed appreciation for the honesty and self-awareness her favorite comics brought to the stage. The theme of “awareness” has tied together well with Mira‘s most recent academic work in coaching and process consultation, and she anticipates pursuing the interest further as an independent contributor to the Comic’s Comic blog. 

 

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