Organizational Development and Learning

Be a changemaker, in your business, your community, or your school. Carroll University's Master of Education emphasis of Organizational Development and Learning will provide you with the knowledge and skills to be responsive to and create positive change within organizations. As a graduate of this program, you'll be equipped to lead and manage organizational change, foster a culture of continuous and lifelong development and learning and facilitate collaboration within diverse organizational contexts.

Learning Model

Interdisciplinary courses from The School of Education and Human Services and the School of Business are delivered in a hybrid, in-person and online format through an 8-week delivery model. Content subjects include leadership, marketing, program design, and administration to name a few, along with an applied research project.

An Exceptional Value

Through real-world practical experiences, you’ll learn how to design, implement and evaluate projects and activities that facilitate adult learning, collaboration and leadership. As a capstone project, you’ll research and propose a solution to a real-world issue in your own field.

What sets Carroll apart?

  • Proven history of strong students and successful employment.
  • Coursework is research-based and responsive to students.
  • Learn by doing. Projects customized to student interests and career aspirations are integrated with coursework. These deep, practical experiences and feedback from instructors throughout the program.

Program Goals

  • Acquire and apply various strategies to empower learning organizations to adapt and flourish through change. 
  • Design, implement, and facilitate various types of learning opportunities to optimize employee professional practice within the context of learning organizations.
  • Identify methods for leveraging the strengths of diverse teams and promote a culture of continuous development and growth 
  • Demonstrate collaborative problem-solving and evidence-based decision-making.
  • Demonstrate the ability to lead and manage change initiatives and apply leadership theory and practice to effectively navigate complex organizational challenges. 
  • Exhibit ethical leadership and social responsibility through leadership roles. 

This program is appropriate for leaders in:

Business: Healthcare management; human resource and organizational development; corporate training designers, managers and practitioners; technical writers and professionals; performance technologists, consultants and evaluators.

Community: Non-profit organizations; community development; justice and corrections, including police officers and parole agents; social welfare advocates; public health educators; government agencies; faith-based teachers and leaders; military leaders; consumer advocates.

Schools: Program evaluators; professional development coordinators; community school professionals; civic engagement developers; community service professionals.

Connect with Us

Admission Counselor Josh Hurlebaus

Join us at our next open house to learn more! 
Speak one-on-one with faculty and our graduate admission counselor, Josh Hurlebaus.

Wednesday, July 24, 2024 at 6:00PM - RSVP Here

Interested but unable to attend? Contact Josh to learn more:
Email - | Phone or text - 262-747-2275
Schedule an appointment: Bookings Link

Program Details

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