MS Learning and Organizational Change People on the Move - July 2014

MS Learning and Organizational Change People on the Move - July 2014

Congratulations to Master of Science in Learning and Organizational Change leaders who are on the move.

MSLOC students, faculty 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. Many of our students don't wait for graduation to move into new roles -- after just a few classes they are often recognized within their organizations as transformational change agents and strategic partners with a unique point of view.

Over the past three years, 55% of MSLOC part-time students who are working full-time receive promotions while they are students in the program. 92% of full-time students pursuing human capital consulting jobs graduate with a job.

Kim BaymaKim Bayma (MSLOC Student) joined LinkedIn in May as a Recruitment Product Consultant in their Chicago office. In her new role, Kim will be putting project and change management methodology into practice with LinkedIn's Talent Solutions customers and will be helping to position LinkedIn as a customer success organization.

Kim has found many areas to apply knowledge and skills from the MSLOC program. After starting MSLOC in Winter 2014, Kim's first course at MSLOC was Social Network Analysis in Learning and Organizational Change which triggered her interest in pursuing a deeper understanding into how social connections drive the employee experience and provide insight on how work gets done in organizations. Kim is taking the Executing Strategic Change class this summer and will be putting her classroom learning into practice immediately in her new role.

Kim looks forward to transforming her career from the human resources consulting space into change management and encourages all of you to connect with her on LinkedIn!

Shilpa Chaddha

Shilpa Chaddha (MSLOC 2004) is a Senior Customer Success Manager with She was recently honored as a recipient of the Global Customer Success Award by Gainsight, Forbes and This peer-nominated award was only given to two individuals after considering numerous applicants. Shilpa is responsible for strategic alignment, adoption, best practices and consistently delivering value to her enterprise clients. Shilpa uses her MSLOC skills to help her clients with strategic initiatives such as the creation of a Center of Excellence, product and roadmap reviews, as well as program planning and execution.

Jessica Catz

Jessica Catz (MSLOC 2013) has made the decision to leave the corporate world behind and launch her own professional development coaching and change strategy consulting business. As a coach, Jessica works with current and next generation business leaders go from point “a” to point “b” in their work, career and life by holding the space for her clients to see themselves, other people and their environment in a radically new way. In her consulting practice, Jessica helps organizational leaders become better communicators, navigate complex changes and engage employees to improve business performance.

The MSLOC program taught Jessica how to apply innovative theories from the fields of change management, adult learning and psychology to ensure her clients get the results that they are looking for. You can read Jessica’s MSLOC Capstone research here: Increasing Community Member Participation in Enterprise Social Software Platforms Through Leadership Communication

Prior to starting Jessica Catz Coaching & Consulting, Jessica worked in employee communications and engagement consulting, digital marketing, digital media and advertising sales.

Catherine Suer

Catherine Suer (MSLOC student) has accepted the position of VP Accounting and Financial Reporting for 365 Data Centers. In this role, Catherine will couple her operational financial background with her MSLOC learning to create an innovative Accounting team that serves as an influential contributor and strategic business partner to the rest of the organization. She looks forward to developing strong lines of communication and information sharing practices that strengthen business processes and systems and positively impact bottom line results. Catherine credits MSLOC with giving her an enhanced perspective on business strategy and new approaches for tackling the organizational changes experienced in a fast-paced environment. Catherine lives in the San Fransciso area and takes all of her MSLOC classes in the Alternative Schedule format.

Sarah Moore

Sarah Moore (MSLOC Certificate student) recently joined North Highland, a global management consulting firm. She will serve as a Manager, supporting public and private sector clients with their change management, communications, training and project management needs. Having recently started the Graduate Certificate in Organizational and Leadership Coaching, she was able to use her acceptance into the program as a way of underscoring her commitment to her professional development and long-term interest in the field. Prior to joining North Highland, Sarah was a Lead Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton. She lives in Denver and takes all of her MSLOC classes in the Alternative Schedule format.

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