Carroll Unveils New Organizational Development and Learning Degree Program

Author: Carroll University

Published Date: 6/13/2023

Categories: Education Graduate Programs in Education School of Education and Human Services University News

Carroll University is excited to announce the creation of a new Master of Education in Organizational Development and Learning program, designed to empower students to be changemakers in business, in organizations, and in communities.

The program provides students with the knowledge and skills to be responsive to and create positive change within organizations. As graduates of this program, students will 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.

“It is critical that today’s professionals have the skillsets needed to make impactful change within their organizations,” said President Dr. Cindy Gnadinger. “Students in this program will have the opportunity to broaden their understanding and grow as leaders in a wide range of fields.”

“The content of the program includes leadership, marketing, program design, and administration, providing a far-ranging impact,” said Dr. Kathy Kramer, dean of the School of Education and Human Services. “It also emphasizes authentic application through a capstone project, as students will research and propose a solution to a real-world issue in their own organization or field.”

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. This program is appropriate for leaders in:
  • Business: Healthcare management; human resource and organizational development; corporate training designers, managers and practitioners; performance technologists, consultants and evaluators.
  • Community: 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, civic engagement developers, community service professionals.

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