MSLOC Curriculum Enhancements Include New Elective Courses

MSLOC Curriculum Enhancements Include New Elective Courses

The MSLOC program recently launched curricular enhancements that provide students increased flexibility in customizing their learning experiences. These updates introduce innovations in response to changing workplace dynamics as well as feedback from students and alum. Fewer core courses are required for the MS degree, giving students even more freedom to tailor electives to meet their professional needs and personal objectives. MSLOC has developed two new elective courses and reimagined another to support these updated requirements and help students build key competencies necessary for successful change leadership.

MSLOC 435 Designing Organizations is a new course that teaches students how to use organizational design models to facilitate the work of leadership teams and participate in strategy and design conversations. Students learn about the cultural contexts and building blocks of organizational design while also developing an awareness of the beliefs that would guide their own work with others in imagining and implementing changes to an organization.

Another new course, MSLOC 442 Leading Global Change, also merges key frameworks, application, and self-reflection--an approach common to the MSLOC learning experience. Leading Global Change focuses on the application of change management methods to complex organizational contexts that require cross-cultural competence and a global mindset. Students learn strategies for navigating cultural differences and biases that impact demands on leadership and the performance of teams and organizations.

In addition to launching new courses, the program also updated MSLOC 455 Evaluating Culture, Connectivity and Engagement to address shifting organizational structures and increasing emphasis on data analytics. The course covers frameworks for culture, engagement, and social network analysis and provides opportunities for students to interpret real world data samples related to each topic. Students learn how to generate insights and present evidence-based recommendations to senior leadership in support of change.

These courses feature faculty with an impressive range and depth of expertise, including several exciting new additions to the MSLOC community. 

MSLOC 435 Designing Organizations Faculty
Bruce McBratney, President, McBratney Consulting, Ltd.
Renetta McCann, Chief Talent Officer, Leo Burnett U.S.

MSLOC 442 Leading Global Change Faculty
Alyson Margulies, Head of Talent Management, Uline<
Ghazala Ovaice, Director of Talent and Organization Effectiveness Consulting, Abbott

MSLOC 455 Evaluating Culture, Connectivity and Engagement Faculty
Katerina Bohle-Carbonell, Experimental Teaching and Learning Analytics Fellow, Northwestern University
Pi Wen Looi, Founder and President, Novacrea Research Consulting

For additional information about the MSLOC curriculum, sign up for an information session: http://www.sesp.northwestern.edu/masters-learning-and-organizational-change/register-for-information-session.html


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