Today’s best leaders understand that leadership development is essential to organizational development. We promote the best in leadership knowledge and practice. Students in USM’s Leadership programs learn vital tools and best practices for excelling in complex environments. Our graduates leave with skills to lead change, drive innovation, and enhance diversity in organizations and communities — regionally, nationally, and internationally.

We believe in:

  • Integrating theory and practice
  • Reflection-in-action
  • Continuous development
  • Collaboration
  • Creating sustainable enterprises
  • Improving competitive advantage
  • Social responsibility
  • Systems thinking
  • Strategic level change
  • The value of diversity in all its forms
  • Innovative thinking and practice

We see leadership as an activity, not a position.

Learn more about our academic programs.