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Learning and Organizational Change Digest – April 2014
4/14/14 by Keeley Sorokti

 In This Issue

  • Think Differently: How can organizations prepare change leaders for VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity)?
  • Community Buzz
    • The power of being mindful in the workplace
    • Talent Management: Looking beyond the resume
  • MSLOC Community Snapshots
    • People on the Move

Northwestern University's MS Learning & Organizational Change community is a network of change agents working across industry and function who believe in driving progress through collaborative conversations. The Learning & Organizational Change Digest highlights a few topics each month that have sparked conversation in our network.

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MS Learning and Organizational Change People on the Move - April 2014
4/1/14 by MSLOC

MS Learning and Organizational Change students and alumni are change leaders who work in diverse organizational settings and roles. They advance in their careers by leveraging the strong MSLOC network, MSLOC career services and the leadership and strategic thinking skills developed during their time in the program.

Congratulations to members of the MSLOC community who have recently moved into new positions!

  • Jenn Chung (MSLOC 2009), Director of Global Operations at TransUnion
  • Sean Radford (MSLOC Student), Director, Talent and Leadership Development at CNA Insurance
  • Georgia Del Freo (MSLOC 2013), Vice President of Operations at Greater Erie Community Action Committee (GECAC)
  • Kate Jones (MSLOC 2010), Consultant at sr4 Partners
  • Bree Groff (MSLOC 2014), Design Strategist at Peer Insight
  • Diane Knoepke (MSLOC Student), Managing Director of Client Leadership at IEG
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Learning and Organizational Change Digest - March 2014
3/10/14 by MSLOC

In This Issue

  • Think Differently: The Future of Work
  • Community Buzz
    • Interview Season
    • Mentorship
  • MSLOC Community Snapshots
    • A Look Inside the Classroom
    • People on the Move

Northwestern University's MS Learning & Organizational Change community is a network of change agents working across industry and function who believe in driving progress through collaborative conversations. The Learning & Organizational Change Digest highlights a few topics each month that have sparked conversation in our network.

Posted in: Knowledge Management, Learning & Development, Strategic Change, Leadership, News & Events
MSLOC People on the Move - February 2014
2/17/14 by MSLOC

MSLOC students and alumni are change leaders who work in diverse organizational settings and roles. They advance in their careers by leveraging the strong MSLOC network, MSLOC career services and the leadership and strategic thinking skills developed during their time in the program. Congratulations to members of the MSLOC community who have recently moved into new positions!

  • Dorie Blesoff (MSLOC Instructor) at kCura Corp
  • Mary Gardner Burelle (MSLOC 2011) at McDonald’s
  • Eshna Nambiar (MSLOC 2012) at IBM
  • Judah Kurtz (MSLOC 2009) at BPI Group
  • Peter Finn (MSLOC 2007) at the Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
  • Christine Leung (MSLOC 2009) at Education First Consulting
  • Christina Pedulla (MSLOC Student) at BPI Group
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People on the Move - January 2014
1/8/14 by MSLOC

MSLOC students and alumni are change leaders who work in diverse organizational settings and roles. They advance in their careers by leveraging the strong MSLOC network, MSLOC career services and the leadership and strategic thinking skills developed during their time in the program. Congratulations to members of the MSLOC community who have recently moved into new positions!

  • Graham Murphy (MSLOC Student) as Arabella Advisors
  • Doug Parks (MSLOC 2006) at Mercer
  • Christina Anderson (MSLOC Student) at Deltak
  • Debby Ochoa (MSLOC 2013) at American Girl
  • Kami Bond (MSLOC 2010) at Aon Hewitt
  • Michelle Terry (MSLOC 2011) at The University of Chicago
  • Claudia Richman (MSLOC Student) as an independent consultant
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MSLOC Online - December 2013
1/6/14 by MSLOC

Students, faculty, staff and alumni of Northwestern University's MS in Learning & Organizational Change Program regularly share knowledge and resources online about organizational development, leadership coaching, strategic change, talent management, knowledge management, and learning and development. Browse the December 2013 highlights from Twitter, blogs, Google+ and other online resources.

Join the conversation this winter: Twitter @NU_MSLOC and #MSLOC  |  Diigo  | Google+ | LinkedIn |  Facebook

Interested in going deeper? Join the Learning & Change Google+ Community

Posted in: Knowledge Management, Learning & Development, Strategic Change, Leadership, News & Events
MSLOC Online - November 2013
12/19/13 by MSLOC

Students, faculty, staff and alumni of Northwestern University's MS in Learning & Organizational Change Program regularly share knowledge and resources online about organizational development, leadership coaching, strategic change, talent management, knowledge management, and learning and development. Browse the November 2013 highlights from Twitter, blogs, Google+ and other online resources.

Join the conversation this winter: Twitter @NU_MSLOC and #MSLOC  |  Diigo  | Google+ | LinkedIn |  Facebook

Interested in going deeper? Join the Learning & Change Google+ Community

Posted in: Knowledge Management, Learning & Development, Strategic Change, Leadership, News & Events
People on the Move
11/15/13 by MSLOC

Congratulations to members of the MSLOC community who have recently moved into new positions!

  • Heather Daigle Xu (MSLOC 2009) at KPMG Advisory
  • Michelle VanDeventer (MSLOC 2010) at CNA
  • Becky Schneider (MSLOC 2012) at Cargill, Inc.
  • Diane Knoepke (MSLOC student) at Mission Measurement
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MSLOC Online - October 2013
11/5/13 by MSLOC

Students, faculty, staff and alumni of Northwestern University's MS in Learning & Organizational Change Program regularly share knowledge and resources online about organizational development, strategic change, talent management, knowledge management, and learning and development. Browse the October 2013 highlights from Twitter, blogs, Google+ and other online resources. Then join the conversation this fall!

Posted in: Knowledge Management, Learning & Development, Strategic Change, Leadership, News & Events
MSLOC Students Selected for Prestigious National Case Competition
10/24/13 by Marilyn Sherman

Master of Science in Learning and Organizational Change (MSLOC) students Andrea (Bea) La O’ and Kelsey Schalkle have already scored an impressive win by being selected for one of the nation’s most prestigious case competitions. They will compete as members of a Northwestern team at the National MBA Human Capital Case Competition in Nashville from October 24 to 26.

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MSLOC Online -September 2013
10/16/13 by MSLOC

Students, faculty, staff and alumni of Northwestern University's MS in Learning & Organizational Change Program regularly share knowledge and resources online about organizational development, strategic change, leadership, knowledge management, and learning and development. Browse the September 2013 highlights from Twitter, blogs, Google+ and other online resources. Then join the conversation this fall!

Posted in: Knowledge Management, Learning & Development, Strategic Change, Leadership, News & Events
Kimberly Scott, Jeff Merrell Lead Online Learning Networks Seminar for Future Leaders
10/1/13 by Master of Science in Learning and Organizational Change Program

At the Conference Board Future Leaders Conference on November 15, Master of Science in Learning and Organizational Change director Kimberly Scott and associate director Jeff Merrell present results from their innovative five-week online seminar that starts October 7 -- “Exploring Personal Learning Networks: Practical Issues for Organizations.”

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People on the Move
9/26/13 by MSLOC

Congratulations to members of the MSLOC community who have recently moved into new positions!

  • Stephanie Waite (MSLOC 2013) at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
  • Carrie Gibson (MSLOC 2013) at Motorola Solutions
  • Kourtney Cockrell (MSLOC Student) at Northwestern University
  • Jessica Riley (MSLOC Student) at Ernst & Young, LLP
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MSLOC People on the Move
8/12/13 by MSLOC

Congratulations to members of the MSLOC community who have recently moved into new positions!

  • Terrence Roche (MSLOC 2007) at YMCA of the USA
  • Liz Fritz Vaggelatos (MSLOC 2013) at Forsythe
  • Roberto Cabanelas (MSLOC 2013) at Aon Hewitt
  • Laura Zeligman (MSLOC Student) at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
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MSLOC Online - July 2013
8/6/13 by MSLOC

Students, faculty, staff and alumni of Northwestern University's MS in Learning & Organizational Change Program regularly share knowledge and resources online about strategic change, leadership, knowledge management, and learning and development. Browse the July 2013 highlights from Twitter, blogs, Google+ and other online resources. Then join the conversation this fall.

Posted in: Knowledge Management, Learning & Development, Strategic Change, Leadership, News & Events
MSLOC People on the Move - Recent Graduates Share Capstone Research
7/19/13 by MSLOC

Caroline McGrath (MSLOC 2013) and Renata Figueiredo (MSLOC 2013) presented their MSLOC Capstone research at the International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organizations in June 2013.

Based on her Capstone research, DeAnna Myers (MSLOC 2013) will facilitate a discussion on knowledge continuity management in the engineering field at the American Council of Engineering Companies 2013 Fall Conference.

Posted in: Knowledge Management, Learning & Development, Strategic Change, News & Events
MSLOC People on the Move - Year in Review
7/17/13 by MSLOC

As MSLOC wraps up the 2012-2013 academic year we congratulate students, faculty and alumni who have been on the move recently, both in their professional roles and through presentations and other events. Learn more about how an MSLOC degree can help you further your own career and learning goals.

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MSLOC Online - June 2013
7/15/13 by MSLOC

Students, faculty, staff and alumni of Northwestern University's MS in Learning & Organizational Change Program regularly share knowledge and resources online about strategic change, leadership, knowledge management, and learning and development. Browse the June 2013 highlights from Twitter, blogs, Google+ and other online resources. Then join the conversation this summer!

Posted in: Knowledge Management, Learning & Development, Strategic Change, Leadership, News & Events
People on the Move
6/28/13 by MSLOC

Congratulations to members of the MSLOC community who have recently moved into new positions!

  • Lynne Bamford (MSLOC 2009) at NorthShore University Health System
  • Bree Berman (MSLOC Student) at Flint Hill School
  • Mala Sasikumar (MSLOC 2012) at Accenture Management Consulting
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MSLOC Online - May 2013
6/12/13 by MSLOCStudents, faculty, staff and alumni of Northwestern University's MS in Learning & Organizational Change Program regularly share knowledge and resources online about strategic change, leadership, knowledge management, and learning and development. Browse the May 2013 highlights from Twitter, blogs, Google+ and other online resources. Then join the conversation this summer! Posted in: Knowledge Management, Learning & Development, Strategic Change, Leadership, News & Events
MSLOC Online - April 2013
5/10/13 by MSLOC

Students, faculty, staff and alumni of Northwestern University's MS in Learning & Organizational Change Program regularly share knowledge and resources online about strategic change, leadership, knowledge management, and learning and development. Browse the April 2013 highlights from Twitter, blogs, Google+ and other online resources. Then join the conversation this spring!

Posted in: Knowledge Management, Learning & Development, Strategic Change, Leadership, News & Events
People on the Move
4/4/13 by MSLOC

Congratulations to members of the MSLOC community who have recently moved into new positions!

  • Julnar Rizk (MSLOC 2011, Certificate) at Oracle
  • Gina Farag (MSLOC 2009) at Saba
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MSLOC Online - February 2013
3/6/13 by MSLOC

Students, faculty, staff and alumni of Northwestern University's MS in Learning & Organizational Change Program regularly share knowledge and resources online about transforming organizations. Browse the February 2013 highlights from Twitter, blogs, Google+ and other online resources. Then join the conversation this spring!

Posted in: Knowledge Management, Learning & Development, Strategic Change, Leadership, News & Events
MSLOC Online - January 2013
2/4/13 by MSLOC

Students, faculty, staff and alumni of Northwestern University's MS in Learning & Organizational Change Program regularly share knowledge and resources online about transforming organizations. Browse the January 2013 highlights from Twitter, blogs, Google+ and other online resources. Then join the conversation this winter!

Posted in: Knowledge Management, Learning & Development, Strategic Change, Leadership, News & Events
People on the Move
2/14/13 by MSLOC

Congratulations to members of the MSLOC community who have recently moved into new positions!

  • Aaron Olson (MSLOC Faculty) at Aon Corporation
  • Kami Bond (MSLOC 2010) at Aon Corporation
  • Jamie Allen (MSLOC student) at Illinois Tool Works (ITW)
  • Claudia Richman (MSLOC Student) at Digitas
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MSLOC Online - Fall 2012
1/3/12 by MSLOC

Students, faculty, staff and alumni of Northwestern University's MS in Learning & Organizational Change Program regularly share knowledge and resources online about transforming organizations. Review the Fall 2012 highlights from Twitter, blogs, Google+ and other online resources. Then join the conversation this winter!

Posted in: Knowledge Management, Learning & Development, Strategic Change, Leadership, News & Events
People on the Move
1/29/13 by MSLOC

Congratulations to members of the MSLOC community who have recently moved into new positions!

  • Georgia Del Freo (MSLOC Student) at Greater Erie Community Action Committee (GECAC)
  • Amy Collins (MSLOC 2011) at Priceline.com
  • Sara Levinson (MSLOC 2010) at ICNet Systems
  • Lucy Gee (MSLOC 2012) at SmithBucklin
  • Nicole Haris (MSLOC 2010) at McDonald's Corporation 
Posted in: News & Events
MSLOC Students Earn Coveted Spot in National Human Capital Case Competition
10/17/12 by Marilyn Sherman

Master of Science in Learning and Educational Change students Amanda Dawson and Swati Surupria were selected for the 2012 National MBA Human Capital Case Competition as members of a Northwestern team composed of SESP and Kellogg students. Only 12 teams from across the nation were selected for the sixth annual competition, held October 18 to 20 in Nashville.

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MSLOC Online - August / September 2012
10/6/12 by Keeley Sorokti

Students, faculty, staff and alumni of Northwestern University's MS in Learning & Organizational Change Program regularly share knowledge and resources online about transforming organizations. Review the August/September 2012 highlights from Twitter, blogs, Google+ and other online resources. Then join the conversation this fall!

Posted in: Knowledge Management, Learning & Development, Strategic Change, Leadership, News & Events
MSLOC Foundations Team's Project Shared at Small Farm Conference
10/12/12 by Keeley Sorokti

Between 2009 and 2011 as part of the Foundations course, MSLOC students helped tackle the challenge of changing the way in which school districts feed their students. Deborah Cavanaugh-Grant, University of Illinois Extension Educator, recently shared one team’s work at the 2012 Small Farm Conference in Memphis, Tennessee.

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People on the Move
10/3/12 by Jeff MerrellRenetta McCann (MSLOC 2012) joins Leo Burnett at Chief Talent Officer for the U.S., one of several new career moves among MSLOC alumni and students. Posted in: News & Events
MSLOC Online - July 2012
8/6/12 by Keeley Sorokti

Students, faculty, staff and alumni of Northwestern University's MS in Learning & Organizational Change Program regularly share knowledge and resources online about transforming organizations. Review the July 2012 highlights from Twitter, blogs, Google+, Remember.com and other online resources. Then join the conversation this fall!

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People on the Move
7/13/12 by Jeff Merrell

MSLOC alumni Sara Levinson (MSLOC 2010) and Michelle Frisque (MSLOC 2012) share findings from their Capstone research projects at two professional association conferences.

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MSLOC Online - June 2012
7/6/12 by Keeley Sorokti

Students, faculty, staff and alumni of Northwestern University's MS in Learning & Organizational Change Program regularly share knowledge and resources online about transforming organizations. Review the June 2012 highlights from Twitter, blogs, Google+, Remember.com and other online resources. Then join the conversation this summer!

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MSLOC: People on the Move
6/12/11 by Keeley Sorokti

MSLOC alumna Sandra Felker joined Ernst & Young as a Manager of People & Organizational Change. MSLOC alumna Michele Catalano joined West Monroe Partners as the Management Development Training Manager. Tabitha Isham, Anne-Marie Wolff and Brit Combs, all current MSLOC students, also started new positions.

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MSLOC Online - May 2012
5/31/12 by Keeley Sorokti

Students, faculty, staff and alumni of Northwestern University's MS in Learning & Organizational Change Program regularly share knowledge and resources online about transforming organizations. Review the May 2012 highlights from Twitter, blogs, Google+, Remember.com and other online resources. Then join the conversation this summer!

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Harnessing the Power of Story to Promote Change: Keynote Address by Beth Black
5/25/12 by Keeley SoroktiBeth Black (MSLOC 2011) gave a keynote address titled Harnessing the Power of Story to Promote Change at the 2012 Wisconsin Women's Health Summit.
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Lucy Gee Talks Employee Engagement at IT Leaders Conference
5/24/12 by Jeff Merrell

Recent graduate Lucy Gee (MSLOC 2012) will facilitate a discussion on employee empowerment at the MOR Associates IT Leaders Conference in Chicago June 20-22.

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MSLOC: People on the Move
5/23/12 by Jeff Merrell

MSLOC alum Sarah Ketvirtis joins SymphoniIRI Group as Organizational Development Director. Alum Vikash Shah joins Nielsen as HR Business Partner.

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Terri Cramer Finalist for Employee of the Year, Coleen Coleman Honored for 20 Years
5/7/12 by Marilyn Sherman

Terri Cramer, associate director of the program, was selected as a finalist for Employee of the Year at Northwestern. SESP associate dean Coleen Coleman was honored for her 20 years of service.

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MSLOC Program Celebrates 10th Anniversary
5/1/12 by Marilyn Sherman

The Master of Science in Learning and Organizational Change program (MSLOC) at the School of Education and Social Policy marks its 10th anniversary with a celebration this spring.

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MSLOC Online - April 2012
4/30/11 by Keeley Sorokti

Students, faculty, staff and alumni of Northwestern University's MS in Learning & Organizational Change Program regularly share knowledge and resources online about transforming organizations. Review the April 2012 highlights from Twitter, blogs, Google+ and other online resources. Then join the conversation this spring! 

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Kimberly Scott authors "Eight Ps of Healthy Workplace Design"
4/25/12 by Jeff Merrell

MSLOC Director and Assistant Professor Kimberly S. Scott authors chapter for new book.

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Christine Leung (MSLOC 2009) Joins Innovative Tennessee School District
4/10/12 by Jeff Merrell

MSLOC alum Christine Leung (2009) joins Tennessee's innovative Achievement School District as Director of Knowledge Management. 

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MSLOC Online - March 2012
3/31/12 by Keeley Sorokti

Students, faculty, staff, and alumni of Northwestern University's MS Learning & Organizational Change Program regularly share knowledge and resources online about transforming organizations.  Review the March 2012 highlights from Twitter, blogs, Google+ and other online resources.  Then join the conversation this spring!

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Extracurricular Design-Based Learning: A New Model for Innovation Education
3/27/12 by Marilyn Sherman

Two SESP faculty members and a SESP alumna have found evidence that extracurricular design-based learning prepares students for careers in innovation.

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MSLOC Online - Winter 2012
3/2/12 by Keeley Sorokti

Students, faculty, staff, and alumni of Northwestern University's MS Learning & Organizational Change Program regularly share knowledge and resources online about transforming organizations.  Review the Winter 2012 highlights from Twitter, blogs, Google+ and other online resources.  Then join the conversation this spring!

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Jeanne Olson Speaks on Creative Process for Chicago Ideas Week
7/20/11 by Marilyn Sherman

Jeanne Marie Olson (MS96), a faculty member in the Master of Science in Learning and Organizational Change program at the School of Education and Social Policy, will join with eminent professionals to discuss “Creative Process” as part of Chicago Ideas Week on October 15.

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MS in Learning and Organizational Change Becomes International Program
7/19/11 by Marilyn Sherman

SESP’s Master of Science in Learning and Organizational Change (MSLOC) program opens the school year with new status as an international program, a new full-time faculty member and new recognition for its innovative use of technology.

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MSLOC’s Knowledge Lens
7/28/11 by Jeff Merrell

Today we launch a new look for MSLOC’s website home and for The Knowledge Lens, our forum for sharing thought leadership on learning and organizational change.

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