Evaluating Culture, Connectivity and Engagement

Evaluating Culture, Connectivity and Engagement

This course provides an overview of culture, engagement, and organizational networks. You will explore how these approaches can be used to analyze and solve organizational challenges within the context of shifting organizational structures, new ways of working, and the increasing availability of organizational data. For the final team case project, you will integrate interpret culture, engagement, and social network analysis data and make evidence-based recommendations to senior leadership in support of change.

Upcoming Sessions

Fall 2017

Date Time
Friday, Oct. 20 6 to 9 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 21 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 22 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Classes begin Sept. 19 and end Dec.2.
Virtual Class Sessions Tuesday evenings


  1. Evidence-based Decision-making and Problem-solving
  2. Organizational Culture
  3. Employee Engagement
  4. Social Network Analysis
  5. Applying Analytics to Solve Organizational Challenges
  6. Analytics and Ethics
  7. Audience-Focused Data Presentation


  • Gain experience interpreting and integrating data from culture, engagement, and social network analysis surveys
  • Examine and apply culture, engagement, and social network analysis concepts, theories, and metrics used within organizations
  • Build skills for generating evidence-based insights to offer practical recommendations about organizational issues
  • Practice presenting to an executive-level audience, including effectively framing a problem and persuasively making recommendations

Discovery Phase: Co-Curricular

Evaluating Culture, Connectivity and Engagement is the first course in the Designing for Organizational Effectiveness Certification (DOEC) sequence. Co-curricular activities are in addition to coursework - but build off of key course insights.

Activities are mapped to phases of the MSLOC design methodology, which guides the 12-month process to design an innovative solution to an organizational effectiveness challenge as part of DOEC.

Quarter 1 Discovery phase co-curricular activities:

  • Learn about and document your case organization’s general context and strategic priorities
  • Begin collecting data available at the organization
  • Create a plan for how you will access any additional information that you need
  • Document your learning journey on your eportfolio website


Contact Us

Master's in Learning & Organizational Change

First Floor, Annenberg Hall
2120 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
Northwestern University

Phone: 847/491-7376

Email: msloc@northwestern.edu