Participants must attend an orientation in summer (1 week) to begin their program, followed by the 4-day annual Roundtable Conference. Each successive summer, they must attend the 4-day Annual Conference, usually at Andrews University and optional learning offerings (e.g.: the Research Bootcamp or the Innovation Lab after the Roundtable).
Yes, including three required online courses. You will have the option to work on your remaining credits through independent studies, intensives, and field work experiences. The objective is to strengthen your knowledge base so you can demonstrate the competencies in your workplace.
Yes, this is an option that you can discuss with your advisor. Leadership participants often take summer intensives around the Roundtable Conference (especially EDRM611 or EDRM712 both Statistics courses).
You’ll be pleased with the flexibility in the Leadership Program. As participants experience changes in their lives and/or jobs, they can adapt their individual learning plans (LLPs) and their courseplans accordingly, in consultation with their advisor. *Please note that one cannot change credits that have already been registered for in the past.
You will have a faculty advisor who will mentor you throughout your degree program. You will also meet monthly with a regional learning group consisting of fellow Leadership participants. The group shares substantial learning and provides collegiality and support within a small learning community as you develop the competencies.
The dissertation stage often takes 2-3 years, sometimes longer. It is advisable not to rush the dissertation process, but to think of it as a chance to research a topic that you are passionate about.
If unable to work on your program for more than two semesters, it is advisable that you request to be inactivated. Then, when you are ready to be reactivated, your request will be reviewed; you may or may not be assigned a new advisor. Most people find that they are able to successfully reactivate into the Leadership program.