Professional & Organizational Development

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The School of Arts & Sciences provides customized programming for professionals and organizations to help advance individual skills, careers and company performance. Professional & Organizational Development translates faculty research and expertise into real-world applications. We design with you a high-impact program that fits the needs of your organization. Our flexible approach offers in-person or online modules that can take place at your business or on our campus, for however long you need. Grounded in the arts and sciences, our team provides the creative touch and intellectual depth needed to engage contemporary challenges and opportunities.

Areas of focus

Our Professional & Organizational Development team brings the resources of Penn’s world-renowned faculty to your industry. Our group can help you and your company with:

  • Communication
  • Resilience
  • Collaboration and team-building
  • English language programs
  • Language and cultural connections
  • Global humanities
  • Critical thinking and decision-making
  • Coaching

Custom programming portfolio

  • Creating a Resilient Organization
  • Collaboration, Team Building and Culture Change
  • Understanding Regions of the World
  • Decision-Making
  • Coaching as a Tool for Effective Management
  • English Language Programs

How we do it

Professional & Organizational Development offers customized career-focused programs that engage the many fields of the arts and sciences. Our experts meet with your organization to assess individual needs. From there, we work with you to craft the courses, workshops, lectures and instruction from our large portfolio of disciplines.

Our four-step process ensures success:

Understand organizational needs

We assess the following questions to get the full scope of your goals and background: What would your organization like to accomplish?  What are your current strengths and competencies? What skills, culture and knowledge are required to accomplish your goals?  What obstacles are in your way?

The Penn difference

The School of Arts and Sciences forms the foundation of the scholarly excellence that has established Penn as one of the world's leading research universities. One of eight private universities known as the Ivy League, Penn consistently ranks among the top ten national universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Recognized as America's first university, Penn remains a world-renowned center for the creation and dissemination of knowledge and serves as a model for research colleges and universities throughout the world. By working with Penn, you benefit from an extraordinary intellectual community of thinkers and doers from one of the greatest centers of learning in the United States.


Rita McGlone

Rita McGlone

Executive Director, Professional and Organizational Development


Professional & Organizational Development

3624 Market Street, Suite 5W
Philadelphia, PA 19104

PHONE: (215) 746-8100

Penn LPS

3440 Market Street, Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3335

(215) 898-7326
(215) 573-2053

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