DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND LEADERSHIP

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Lead people to new heights! Earn your Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Organizational Development and Leadership from University of the Rockies. This doctoral degree is the culmination of graduate studies in leadership and organizational dynamics, and it demonstrates your ability to assess research in organizations using evidence-based methods.

Through advanced PhD seminars and practicum experiences, you will learn to evaluate the impact of diversity in organizations as a competitive advantage. Anticipate the impact of developmental processes, strategic initiatives, and organizational change. Initiate complex strategies as an effective change agent. Create your own development solutions and evaluate them based on human performance technology.

Simply put, you will learn to integrate specialized applications of psychology with elements of business and leadership to affect change and improve lives.

Transform your career with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Organizational Development and Leadership from University of the Rockies.

Specializations within the Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Development and Leadership are:

Corporate Training and E-Learning

Elevate performance with the latest technology for training and instructional design. This specialization emphasizes the complexity of learning and development as it relates to organizations.

Advanced seminars offer you a systems approach to learning initiatives, with a focus on planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating learning systems to meet organizational expectations. Explore instructional strategies, systems theory and design, training needs assessment models and methods, as well as the impact of diversity and globalization on learning and design. When you specialize in corporate training and e-learning, you will build a solid foundation of research for your practice in e-learning and instructional design.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Take new ideas to the top. This specialization is designed for leaders who aspire to lead innovation with corporations or public agencies as well as those who want to create new ventures focused on the development of an innovative product and service.

Advanced seminars focus on fostering innovation and entrepreneurship on a global scale and emphasize emerging practice in the field. At the end of your program, you will hold the tools to provide leadership, drive change, and encourage entrepreneurship and innovation.

Organizational Diversity

Take diversity to the next level. Help your organization capitalize on varying backgrounds, experiences, and worldviews. Apply cutting-edge principles to diagnose organizational challenges and measure organizational diversity. Advanced seminars in global consulting and cross-cultural communications will allow you to implement change within an organization. Integrate your graduate education – specialize in organizational diversity.

Your PhD program delves deeper than curriculum for the Organizational Diversity Specialization at the Master's level. This program includes a more extensive research component and broader applications through coursework. The PhD further enriches your research through the process of proposing, writing, and defending a dissertation.

Risk Management

Be ready for anything. This specialization includes researching the theoretical and practical study of risk management – the process of planning, organizing, and controlling the activities of an organization in order to minimize the effects of risk on the organization – and adding to the field of organizational development and leadership. The PhD in Organizational Development and Leadership resembles the traditional practitioner model for the student who desires more preparation in the application of research, statistics, assessment, and related methodologies.

Your PhD program delves deeper than curriculum at the Master's level. This program includes a more extensive research component and broader applications through coursework. The PhD further enriches your research through the process of proposing, writing, and defending a dissertation.

Social Media and Technology

Share your knowledge with a worldwide audience. This specialization is based on current research in communication media and technology that improves operations and strategic execution. In this program, you will build your capacity to create plans and models based on research, as well as a toolkit for using technologies effectively with leadership and within organizations. Advanced seminars include topics such as the ethics of integrating information and communication technology (ICT) into organizations and the role of making decisions.

Your PhD program delves deeper with a more extensive research component and broader applications. The PhD further enriches your research through the process of proposing, writing, and defending a dissertation.

Sport, Fitness, and Wellness Management

Break through to the ultimate peak performance. This specialization refines your critical thinking and decision-making skills in the areas of marketing, fundraising, law, personnel management, team dynamics, burnout, and transformational leadership. Advanced seminars prepare you to pursue opportunities in athletics, recreation and intramural programs, coaching, sport facility management, and fitness and wellness management. In addition, the curriculum prepares you to pursue academic credentials to work in an educational environment. Your PhD program delves deeper with a more extensive research component and broader applications through coursework. The PhD further enriches your research through the process of proposing, writing, and defending a dissertation.


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