Category Archives: News

UMass Amherst announces affiliation with IntelliVen

September 9, 2020

AMHERST, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Amherst has announced a new collaboration with IntelliVen, a leading executive team development organization, to provide interactive, remote learning programs designed to raise the performance and effectiveness of leadership teams.

The collaboration represents another step in developing a robustumass portfolio of options for UMass Amherst alumni and students to continue learning beyond their college degree.

IntelliVen offers immersive programs designed to help an organization’s core leadership team tackle the unique challenges of managing a growing organization, especially in today’s turbulent markets. IntelliVen’s proprietary set of course modules enables an interactive, remote learning experience that leaders take along with their teams to unlock their true potential to perform and grow.

“IntelliVen teaches leaders, teams and organizations to set direction, achieve team alignment, implement strategy, and make the change they want to grow faster and perform better,” said Peter DiGiammarino, IntelliVen managing partner.

“Education is a journey not a destination. In fact, we view it as a lifelong journey, not something that ends when a person receives a college degree,” said John Wells, UMass Amherst senior vice provost. “That’s why partnerships like this are so important. They provide affordable, convenient access to our students and alumni interested in continuous, lifelong learning.”

Members of the university community will receive a discount on the standard price of IntelliVen’s leadership development immersion programs. More information on the programs as well as directions on how to enroll can be found on the IntelliVen Manage to Lead Immersion Program page.

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst is one of the major public research universities in America. Nestled in Amherst, Mass., the campus is consistently ranked among the top public research universities in the nation. It offers a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers. Working with the UMass Amherst schools and colleges, University Without Walls (UWW) is a leader in online education offering degrees and certificates in several subject areas. The vision for UWW at UMass Amherst is to create a learning experience that supports the needs and goals of lifelong learners. UWW will expand access to education by creating high-quality, innovative pathways that meet the unique needs of future learners any time, any place.

About IntelliVen & Peter DiGiammarino

The Manage to Lead System evolved initially from work DiGiammarino did as a UMass Bateman Scholar in Residence in 2010. After more than 35 years of success running organizations with a blend of both advanced business and organization development competence, he coalesced into a leadership development program what he had learned to share with others. He developed and went on to teach Manage to Lead to master’s students in business and in organization development at American University, University of San Francisco and Golden Gate University. In 2018 he worked with an expert in virtual learning programs who worked with Stanford to offer the program remotely to cohorts of executives and their teams on the UMass UWW platform. Learn more at

4 Steps to Tap Into the Power of The Learning Community

Have you ever noticed how helpful it is to test-run your messaging by others you know and trust will provide honest helpful advice and suggestions?

Have you ever been asked to provide a reaction and found it easy to take a few minutes to listen, think, develop a point of view, and then share it?

Such is the power of a like-minded crowd. There is plenty of both need and competent capacity to provide value.

At any given moment, of the hundreds of people who have developed, taught, learned, and used IntelliVen content, a few have the time and inclination to help a compatriot in need. Many of you have encouraged us to further facilitate such exchanges and that is exactly what we aim to do with the IntelliVen Learning Community (ILC).

There is now a featured post at the top of the IntelliVen LinkedIn Company Page called Ask the Learning Community. Every Friday we will post a question or situation submitted by an ILC member. You are invited to enter a comment to share your reaction, suggestions, experience, wisdom, and/or resources. 

This post explains the mechanics you need to know to participate. Don’t hesitate to jump in and give it a try. As always, your feedback and suggestions are most welcome. Continue reading 4 Steps to Tap Into the Power of The Learning Community

IntelliVen Launches Initiative to Support Learning Community on LinkedIn

The value of a Learning Community is the extraordinary wealth of knowledge in the group, peer support, and ongoing opportunities to learn from real situations. In-person meetings like the one today are important, but they happen only a couple of times a year. More than a few of you have asked if there is a way we can get value from the community between live sessions.

It is my privilege to tell you that the answer is YES! LinkedIn is the vehicle…we just haven’t been using it right. IntelliVen plans to use the best LinkedIn practices to facilitate keeping ILC conversations meaningful and impactful.

The first step is to Follow the IntelliVen Company Page instead of our ILC Group. This is because it turns out that LinkedIn is moving away from groups. They just aren’t working as promised and may soon be disbanded altogether. LinkedIn is encouraging organizations like ours to use their company pages to fill the gap and to find the promising, long sought in groups.

Consequently, we have launched an initiative to cultivate the IntelliVen Learning Community through the IntelliVen Company Page on LinkedIn.

Our first step is to launch a new feature for the IntelliVen LinkedIn Company Page called:

“Ask the Learning Community”

We have already started daily posting of tips, insights, ideas, problems, and solutions. All you need to do is:
·      Open LinkedIn

·      Search for IntelliVen

·      Press FOLLOW…

Follow the IntelliVen Learning Community on LinkedIn
…and enjoy the content and participate in the discussion. You will see daily posts often with short video clips from the MtL program, Interactive Overviews, and ILC sessions. This is the place to share your successes and what you’ve learned, as well as ask questions, share your challenges in real-time, test-run your messaging, and support each other.

We look forward to your engagement on LinkedIn!

Request to Join the IntelliVen Amplification Pod

If you are MtL trained and are willing to serve at the center of the IntelliVen Learning Community please apply to join the IntelliVen Amplification Pod. If accepted you will receive notice of questions from the ILC to answer, comment, or share. 

Long-time IntelliVen Client Enrolls Five Teams in Exclusive Manage to Lead Immersion Program Cohort

A Washington DC based management consulting firm that helps organizations experiencing disruption to set their strategy and then align their culture with that strategy to achieve breakthrough performance improvement has chosen the Manage to Lead Immersion Program to serve as a foundational component of their leadership development and client delivery methodology.

The firm is unique in driving strategy by evolving culture and not viewing strategy and culture as separate, but rather, as interdependent things that must be done together for an organization to reach its potential to perform and grow. The Manage to Lead Program is a perfect fit to serve as the firm’s leadership development and as a cornerstone to its client delivery.

Continue reading Long-time IntelliVen Client Enrolls Five Teams in Exclusive Manage to Lead Immersion Program Cohort

Former student named one of 100 fastest growing inner-city businesses

Alumnus Pete Merzbacher’s Philly Bread Named One of 100 Fastest Growing Inner-City Businesses

“They’ve always been honest with me. They don’t tell me what I want to hear, they tell me what I need to hear…I needed someone to help me through the difficult business problems, and Peter B and Peter D were always there to help.”

Continue reading Former student named one of 100 fastest growing inner-city businesses