DEGREE AWARDED: MASTER IN EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP & ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE
Discover Leadership Identity – Amplify Change Skills – Expand Self-Awareness
ELOC prepares a diverse inter-disciplinary group of students to become enlightened transformational leaders. Graduates gain in-depth knowledge and skills in leadership and organizational change to transform their organizations to meet current and future challenges.
According to the Hay Group's Leadership 2030 research, "Leaders of the future will need to be adept conceptual and strategic thinkers, have deep integrity and intellectual openness, find new ways to create loyalty, lead increasingly diverse and independent teams over which they may not always have direct authority, relinquish their own power in favor of collaborative approches inside and outside the organization" (Hay Group, 2011). The forward-looking Masters of Executive Leadership and Organizational Change (ELOC) program was created in 2006 to help meet these leadership challenges.
Since 2006, we have had a highly motivated and exceptionally talented students from diverse professional fields, industries, and geographical locations. (e.g., Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Missouri, Michigan, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Florida).
As you go through our website, you will recognize that our program is based on values such as being adult learner-centered, outcome-based, and value-added.
We are excited to offer this program, and we look forward to hearing from current and future leaders who want to make an impact in their organizations and community.
Director of Executive Leadership and Organizational Change
and Executive Education/Professor of Practice
This program prepares students to become enlightened transformational leaders. Graduates of this program will be able to effectively and strategically transform their people and organizations.
The ELOC program:
• Focuses on leadership and organizational change as the key components of effective management
• Develops competencies needed to succeed in these environments in a format that facilitates success
• Assesses and develops emotional intelligence leadership competencies
• Transfers the skills learned to coach and develop others
• Emphasizes change and transformation to effectively manage organizational change and growth
• Teaches how to effectively empower and involve employees in the organization
This innovative program applies the most current theories and practices on leadership and organizational change through multiple organizational levels:
The program is based on the latest adult learning framework of ACT.
We are currently accepting applications for our cohort beginning Fall 2018. All application materials must be submitted by this deadline for your application file to be reviewed.
Each year the ELOC program accepts a maximum of 25 students for enrollment. Because of this limited enrollment, we encourage you to apply early. Qualified students who apply after the class is filled will be placed on a waiting list. To be considered for this program ALL requirements must be received by the final deadline, July 15, 2018. We do have a priority deadline of January 15, 2018 because of our limited enrollment.
Requirements by the ELOC program and the Office of Graduate Programs:
In addition, international students must demonstrate their English proficiency by scoring 600 or above in TOEFL. There is no GMAT or GRE requirement for the program.
Each applicant will be reviewed by a committee consisting of at least three full-time faculty members, current students, and advisory board members before admission is granted.
All requirements should be sent to the NKU Office of Graduate Education.
Northern Kentucky University
Office of Graduate Education
302 Lucas Administrative Center
Highland Heights, KY 41099
Phone: (859) 572-6364
Fax: (859) 572-6670
The program cost for the Fall 2018 cohort is $34,950. The total cost covers 10 courses in the program plus the international experience at the end of the ELOC program. The total cost also covers all fees, cost of textbooks and meals.
*ELOC participants are allowed to postpone their international experience for one year if any unforeseen circumstances prevent them from participating in the experience in their regular year.The cost for the international experience is non-refundable.
If a student cannot complete the full program due to personal or professional reasons, He or she has an option to return with another cohort to complete the remaining portion of the program or to transfer up to nine (9) credit hours to another master’s program at the Haile/US Bank College of Business (e.g., MBA program).
August 18-19, 2018
September 8-9, 2018
October 6-7, 2018
October 27-28, 2018
November 17-18, 2018
January 19 - 20, 2019
February 16-17, 2019
March 23-24, 2019
April 20-21, 2019
June 8-9, 2019
July 13-14, 2019
To Be Announced
August 19-20, 2017
September 9-10, 2017
October 7-8, 2017
November 4-5, 2017
December 2-3, 2017
January 20-21, 2018
February 17-18, 2018
March 17-18, 2018
April 14-15, 2018
June 2-3, 2018
July 14-15, 2018
August 24, 2018
August 25-26, 2018
September 22-23, 2018
October 20-21, 2018
November 10-11, 2018
January 5-6, 2019
February 2-3, 2019
March 2-3, 2019
April 6-7, 2019
May 18 - June 2, 2019
June 22-23, 2019
July 27-28, 2019
August 25, 2017
August 26-27, 2017
September 23-24, 2017
October 21-22, 2017
November 18-19, 2017
January 6-7, 2018
February 3-4, 2018
March 3-4, 2018
April 7-8, 2018
May 13-26, 2018
June 16-17, 2018
July 21-22, 2018
Each year, one scholarship will be awarded to a student who works for a not-for-profit organization. The fellow will be awarded $7,500 each year to go toward the cost of the tuition while he/she maintains the satisfactory academic performance and full employment at a not-for-profit organization.
Fellowship Application Process:
Those students who are already accepted into the ELOC program can apply for this fellowship. As part of the application for the fellowship, each applicant is asked to write an essay answering the following question: How will or how has your participation in the ELOC program helped you support the mission of your not-for-profit organization?
Please submit your essay with a cover letter to Chris Taylor, email@example.com by June 15, 2018.
The annual ELOC Alumni Scholarship was initiated by the inaugural class of 2008. The class of 2008 wanted to give something back to the ELOC program for the great learning experience it had during the program, and the scholarship was launched on 2009. The alumni scholarship golf outing, which raises the money for the scholarship, usually takes place in June each year. Following the fundraising event, a call for scholarship applications will go out to those qualified to apply.
This annual scholarship is sponsored by Ray Sandfoss, a 2009 graduate of the ELOC program. This scholarship is awarded to the current ELOC student who exemplifies the outstanding leadership and spirit of the ELOC program. A call for applications will out to those qualified to apply.
I have started the Life Long Learner Scholarship because of the profound impact that the ELOC program has had on me and my perspective on life. I obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Philosophy from Morehead State University in 1983. Since that time, it was always my desire to obtain a Masters Degree. I had attended a few colleges since then. But, I finally fulfilled that desire in 2009 when I successfully completed the ELOC program.
The ELOC program taught me to relax, to be aware of others desires, seek to understand, to realize that life is a journey, and most of all, to always be reflective and grow from my experiences. These lessons came in extremely handy in the summer of 2009, when I was suddenly diagnosed with malignant Renal Cell Carcinoma, kidney cancer. The ELOC program played a huge part on my outlook on that successful surgery and on my outlook on life since then. Because of this, I have decided to give back to NKU, the Haile/US Bank College of Business, and the ELOC program by starting this scholarship. I know it will be well received, utilized fully, and greatly appreciated, having completed the ELOC program myself . . . May the ELOC program be as rewarding and enriching for the recipient of this scholarship, as it has been for me, and may that recipient always be a “Life Long Learner”!
- Ray Sandfoss
A. Christine Browning, Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Jay Fossett, Strategic Advisers LLC/Omni Advocacy Group, LLC
Deborah Heater, Strategic Performance Systems
Terri Iacobucci, KEY Alliance LLC
Alex Sampson, Xavier University
Brad Self, Clark Schaefer Hackett
Anita Southwick, Northern Kentucky University
Lori Southwood, Northern Kentucky University
Dennis Tirman, Tirman Consulting
Pam Viscione, Procter & Gamble
Craig Wynett, Procter & Gamble
Participants will get the opportunity to learn about the Master's in Executive Leadership and Organizational Change program, the Master of Business Administration and the Master of Accountancy programs. Admission criteria, curriculum and faculty introductions will be provided.
Appetizers and Drinks provided.
The ELOC program caters to experienced professionals and aims to release leadership aptitude. Our focus is on action learning, emotional competencies, teamwork, collaboration and relationship building