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Organizational Leadership, DBA, DOL

Graduates earning a doctorate degree in Organizational Leadership from Hood College:

  1. Reflect in order to globally analyze personal and professional values and principles as a leader, assess their own leadership styles, evaluate their strengths-based leadership styles, and develop strategies to become more effective leaders through:
    • Conducting personal and professional leadership analysis and reflection;
    • Comparing and contrasting leadership strategies using theories and models to understand mindful leadership; and
    • Engaging in on-going leadership development throughout the program.
  2. Strengthen the responsible administration of financial, social, ecological and human resources through:
    • Analyzing financial information and reporting findings to compare and contrast with industry standards to develop recommendations to uphold the highest standards of fiscal responsibility;
    • Applying leadership skills to identify and develop a plan to address organizational or community needs;
    • Analyzing sustainability strategies of an organization or community to identify sustainability challenges and issues; and
    • Completing a needs assessment in human resources in an appropriate organization and then design a plan to address two to three of the most significant needs.
  3. Equip leaders with the necessary skills and competencies to effectively initiate and manage change to transform organizations and communities in today’s competitive environment through:
    • Applying leadership and change management theory to organizational issues and challenges to enhance organizational effectiveness;
    • Analyzing challenges and issues facing an organization or community to develop a set of recommendations to remain sustainable and competitive; and
    • Developing a strategic plan using best practices in leadership theory and change management to reflect an understanding of systems-thinking and responsible stewardship.
  4. Position candidates to work closely within the larger community by providing a forum for area professionals to network and collaborate with others who share their interests in leadership, service and development of communities through:
    • Interacting with leaders from communities to develop a leadership network and align with leaders and organizations to support mindful leadership development;
    • Participating in doctoral program sponsored activities and reflecting on experiences and their impact on serving as mindful, authentic leadership; and
    • Developing a project designed to impact the community through your specialization coursework.
  5. Prepare leaders to employ pedagogical, empirical and research skills to effectively initiate, conduct and evaluate independent research through:
    • Presenting a concept paper outlining a proposed theoretical framework intended for research study (lit review, theoretical constructs and theoretical framework);
    • Conducting independent research using appropriate pedagogical and empirical skills; and
    • Defending your research findings.