Your career is a journey, full of opportunity. As each of our employees advance professionally, our organization as a whole grows even stronger. That’s why we offer a broad range of innovative and enriching professional, leadership and career development programs. We’ll give you access to resources that will help you confidently rise up to meet professional challenges at every stage of your career.

About Our Programs

At UMass Memorial Health Care, our Organization and People Development (OPD) team is committed to helping you learn, grow and thrive.

As a hub of learning, development and performance improvement for our entire system, OPD supports our employees, so they can further develop the critical knowledge and skills necessary to deliver great care and to meet our organizational, strategic and business goals. Through OPD, employees can increase their knowledge and build their skills, so they’re better equipped to meet their personal, career and professional goals.

Professional Essentials

Our Professional Essentials programs offer a variety of ways to help employees learn and grow as members of the UMass Memorial team. We partner with local colleges and universities to provide on-site programs, and we offer a tuition assistance program. So, whether you’re a new employee or building on your career with us, you’ll have access to the tools and resources you need to stay current with new technology.

Clinical Professional Development

The very heart of our work is providing excellent clinical care to our patients. Nursing professionals are key contributors to our care team and have an extraordinary impact on the quality of care we provide to patients and their families.

We have professional, technical and leadership development programs in place to help nurses build the clinical and professional competencies they need. We also invest in developing strong nurse leadership and building a pipeline of future nurse leaders.

Leadership Development

Leaders must work to leverage the hearts, minds, efforts and talents of their teams to achieve their collective goals and to fulfill the mission of UMass Memorial. These same leaders are also dealing with extraordinary changes as our organization strives to navigate the ever-evolving landscape of health care. That’s why we created a suite of programs that cover executive, leadership and management development topics to support successful experiences and outcomes.

Organizational Development & Performance Support

Being a leader in health care today is like whitewater rafting. We are experiencing an unprecedented amount of turbulence. Managers and leaders at UMass Memorial need a variety of tools and perspectives to successfully navigate the rapids.

Through ODP, we can provide you with the tools and resources that enable you to support your team and maximize organizational effectiveness through improved group dynamics, organizational structure and organizational culture.