Chief Organizational Learning Officer, University of Michigan

Sonya Jacobs

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About Sonya

Sonya Jacobs is the chief organizational learning officer for the University of Michigan and the senior director for Faculty and Leadership Development at Michigan Medicine. She is responsible for creating curricula and strategies to build the capabilities of staff, faculty and leaders across the university. This includes the development of programs to further the university’s initiatives around creating an inclusive and equitable environment. In addition to serving on several leadership boards, Sonya is the co-founder of the Leadership Summit for Women in Academic Medicine and Healthcare and the Rudi Ansbacher Women in Academic Medicine Leadership Scholars Program. She also founded the Executive Coaching Certification program at Michigan Medicine. Sonya was awarded the 2020 Michigan Chronicle Women of Excellence award. She was also chosen by the Academic Women’s Caucus as one of the recipients of the 2020-2021 Sarah Goddard Power Distinguished Service Award.