Our Impact

Many students in our programs have gone on to hold influential positions in industries from nonprofit organizations to government bodies -- from global corporations to higher education. Below are just some of the ways St. Thomas leadership students and alumni are impacting their communities and advancing the common good.

Organization Learning and Development: Intersections at the Multicultural Forum

David Jamieson, Ph.D., the chair of the Organization Learning and Development Department, presented on intersections at the Forum on Workplace Inclusion in March 2015. The annual conference focuses on creating diversity in the workplace, and is hosted in partnership with the Opus College of Business and a wide range of private sector businesses.

35 Years of Leadership in the Public Safety and Law Enforcement Community

Our master's in Public Safety and Law Enforcement Leadership program has grown from a smaller program focused on training teachers for police education to the leadership-based curriculum today. St. Thomas’ alumni base boasts nearly 30 current chiefs of police throughout the metro area, as well as several retired chiefs and other prominent law enforcement leaders.

Programs in Coaching and Therapy: How they Intersect

The University of St. Thomas College of Education, Leadership and Counseling (CELC) offers graduate degrees in counseling and therapy, as well as an executive coaching certificate – a twelve-month program now entering its second year. The program is a collaboration between CELC’s Graduate School of Professional Psychology and Organization Learning and Development Department.

International Leadership Students Travel to Cuba

As Cuba opens up for Americans, 11 students in the International Leadership Program and two from the Murray Institute were among the first to witness the island country’s transition. Students visited a hospital, a medical school, the University of Havana and other schools. Each day included a lecture by a Cuban professor, a related field experience and a cultural experience. Students delved into Cuba’s fascinating history, from colonial times and the African slave trade, to its democratic period and subsequent revolution led by Che Guevara.