Founded in 1993, the Rutgers Center for Organizational Leadership is a national leader and resource for Rutgers University and the higher education community. As a hub for academic leadership development, consultation, and research, our programs and services aim to improve individual and collective leadership capacity, enhance organizational effectiveness, support university strategy, and cultivate a culture of leadership development across the institution. The Center provides a portfolio of offerings for current and aspiring leaders with academic responsibilities seeking to develop and enhance their leadership, communication, and organizational competencies and effectiveness.
The Center reports to the Senior Vice President for University Strategy, with the support and collaboration of the Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs.
To advance Rutgers and higher education nationally through the study, practice, and preparation of academic leadership and the enhancement of organizational effectiveness.
OL Alumni Networking Reception with President Holloway
On December 16, 2021, the Center for Organizational Leadership hosted an alumni network reception at the Livingston Student Center. Over 100 current and past participants of the Center’s academic leadership … Read More
Two years since COVID-19: What have we learned?
Check out this Rutgers Today article to read what University experts have to say about what we have learned since the onset of COVID-19 and what we might expect in … Read More
A Guide for Leaders in Higher Education: Concepts, Competencies, and Tools
New Second Edition of Our 2016 Bestseller Brent D. Ruben Richard De Lisi and Ralph A. Gigliotti Foreword by Rutgers President, Dr. Jonathan Scott Holloway During a time of unprecedented … Read More
Department Leaders Program for Academic Leaders
The Center for Faculty Success in the Office of the Chancellor-Provost at Rutgers-New Brunswick, in collaboration with the Rutgers Center for Organizational Leadership, will be sponsoring a Department Leaders Program … Read More
Welcoming the 2021-2022 PreDoctoral Leadership Development Academy Fellows
Rutgers Center for Organizational Leadership is pleased to announce the 2021-2022 PreDoctoral Leadership Development Academy Fellows. The shift to a hybrid program allowed us to accept our largest cohort this … Read More
Welcoming the 2021-2022 Rutgers Leadership Academy Fellows
Rutgers Center for Organizational Leadership is pleased to announce the 2021-2022 Rutgers Leadership Academy Fellows. The selection of Fellows for the fifth cohort of the program was difficult, with over … Read More
Applying Design Concepts for the Cultivation of Cross-University Partnerships
By Ralph A. Gigliotti, Director, Center for Organizational Leadership; Sunita G. Kramer, Associate Vice President, Research and Experiential Education; and Dee Magnoni, Associate University Librarian, Rutgers-New Brunswick Discussions of the … Read More
The Evolving Role of Internal Organization Development Offices in Higher Education
By Ralph A. Gigliotti and Andy Wear Internal organization development offices, scholars, and practitioners have an important role to play in helping organizations and their leaders in navigating the ambiguity, … Read More
Congratulations to the Graduates of the 2020-2021 Rutgers Leadership Academy
The Rutgers Center for Organizational Leadership is pleased to congratulate our graduating cohort of the Rutgers Leadership Academy. This fourth cohort for the program includes 15 faculty and 15 staff … Read More
Rutgers Women in Leadership Series
The Rutgers Center for Organizational Leadership will be co-sponsoring two sessions for the Women in Leadership Series. Please join Dr. Christine Goldthwaite, Assistant Director, Center for Organizational Leadership, and Dr. … Read More
Pressures Facing Higher Education and Implications for Setting Strategy
On Thursday, April 29, 2021, Dr. Brian Ballentine, Senior Vice President for Strategy at Rutgers University, presented our last seminar for the Spring 2021 Topics in Academic Leadership virtual series … Read More
Building Resilience During Challenging Times
On Wednesday, March 24, 2021, Dr. Sonia Alvarez-Robinson, Executive Director for Strategic Consulting at Georgia Tech, presented the third seminar for the Spring 2021 Topics in Academic Leadership virtual series … Read More
New Book Announcement: Leadership in Academic Health Centers
The Rutgers Center for Organizational Leadership is pleased to announce the publication of a new book, Leadership in Academic Health Centers: Core Concepts and Critical Cases. Co-authored by Dr. Ralph Gigliotti … Read More
Join us for Navigating the Double Bind (and Other Gender Biases)
Many women in leadership roles encounter a common dilemma. When you communicate in a direct and assertive manner, you may be viewed as competent, but not necessarily liked. Or, if … Read More