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Leadership and Innovation- transforming individuals, teams, and systems. The Leadership and Innovation program (Executive Leadership and Change) works to empower students, foster creativity and promote collaboration and community building in the pursuit of student goals. Students learn essential skills, including innovative thought, critical analysis, and transformational leadership, that are implemented within a variety of organizational settings. The program has helped develop leaders in Buffalo, Western New York and internationally for sixteen years. Leadership and Innovation- transforming individuals, teams, and systems.


Program Highlights

  • Classes are in a cohort-based, seminar format.
  • Interdisciplinary curriculum emphasizes the internalization, integration, and application of self-awareness, team building, effective communication, systems thinking, and creative problem-solving for change.Projects are designed as hands-on laboratories for testing ideas and applying leadership skills.
  • Students work closely with faculty and are encouraged to work collaboratively. Individualized learning objectives are incorporated into the program and research assignments.
  • To maximize learning, the program stresses an experiential, interactive and reflective format sharing personal work experiences, evaluating case studies and meeting guest lecturers. Goals and learning objectives are supplemented through the use of multimedia technology, web-enhanced learning, and off-site visits.
  • The 36 Credit Hour Program is delivered in two formats and can be completed in 24 months:
    • Winter/January start - Tuesday evening format that meets once a week
    • Fall/September start - Wednesday evening format that meets once a week
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Additional Information

Cohorts are primarily working professionals who often add context, value, and rich dialogue to the discussions.

Working Professionals

Students work closely with faculty and are encouraged to work collaboratively.

Student / Faculty Engagement

Small class sizes allow for a collaborative environment. 

Small Class Sizes

Projects are designed as hands-on laboratories for testing ideas and applying leadership skills.

Graduate Projects

Melodie Baker

Executive Leadership & Change

The cohorts were made up of primarily working professionals who were able to add context, value, and rich dialogue to the discussions. READ MORE


For more information, contact Christina Coyle-Lenz at ccoyle@daemen.edu or call 716-839-8342.