The mission of the Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership Program is to prepare leaders in business, educational and nonprofit sectors through interdisciplinary studies and original research to effectively engage in the transformation of their organizations, communities and society as practitioners and scholars. With this mission in mind, the Organizational Leadership program prepare its students to embrace the four different aspects of the transformational leader, including:
The Centered Leaderâ€”For the transformational leader, Christ is the center from which moral, ethical leadership stems. The transformational leader is characterized by depth and integrity, a strong sense of right and wrong, and a willingness to make decisions based on moral principles.
The Servant Leaderâ€”A transformational leader empowers others to use their gifts for the good of the team, organization, or department.
The Learning Leaderâ€”Assuming the posture of a learner to understand history and context, and recognizing the need for adaptive leadership, the transformational leader is comfortable navigating the ambiguities that are inherent in many leadership situations.
The Visionary Leaderâ€”A transformational leader creates a positive alternative vision of the future and brings creativity to the journey.