Organizational Leadership and Transformational Change

Organizational Leadership & Transformational Change

The bachelor of arts in organizational leadership and transformational change degree combines a broad liberal arts study core with concepts vital to success in today’s workplace. Graduates will develop skills in:

Leadership and management

Enhance your self-awareness skills; assess your personal style, strengths and limitations; and use these to develop successful strategies for guiding and leading programs, projects and people.

Teambuilding

Assess group dynamics, facilitate discussions and shape processes that produce successful outcomes at all levels.

Change capability

Develop personal adaptability and awareness of change processes at individual, group, organizational, community and global levels to lead and influence change initiatives.

Critical thinking

Synthesize, analyze and evaluate complex issues from multiple perspectives to enhance your decision making and formulate better solutions.

Ethical reasoning

Apply your values in the larger context of social challenges at local and global levels.

Cultural competency

Enhance understanding of how your experiences and culture shape your worldview.

Civic engagement

Identify and participate in activities affecting positive change in society and the world.
Benefits and features of the organizational leadership degree include:

  • 24 hours of social and behavioral science credit required for many government sector jobs.
  • Best practices in leadership theory, change management and organizational development.
  • Coordinated service learning programs that transform your sense of social and civic needs.

The adult organizational leadership and transformational change degree program is offered in Wichita and online. Please contact an Admissions Counselor at 316-295-5300 or adultrecruitment@friends.edu for more details.

Jennifer White, Organizational Leadership and Transformational Change student

For me at the heart of leadership is service. I don’t think you can lead without a heart for service. That theme runs through a lot of the leadership instruction that we have had at Friends. It starts with how do I serve other people and when you come at it from that angle; your motivation to lead is different.

Jennifer White, Organizational Leadership and Transformational Change student
Katrina Dunn, Organizational Leadership and Transformational Change

The OLTC program offered the opportunity I was looking for to develop and grow, as well as challenge myself to improve so that I can have a bigger impact in my workplace.

Katrina Dunn, Organizational Leadership and Transformational Change

Damon Young, Organizational Leadership and Transformational Change graduate

My definition of leadership would be motivating other people to do really hard things, while remaining joyful. I think that the joy piece to me, as I’ve grown in leadership, is the most important part. So, to me Leadership is being a joyful person that people want to follow and do difficult work.

Damon Young, Organizational Leadership and Transformational Change graduate

Organizational Leadership and Transformational Change Degree Brochure

Program Outcomes

  • Leadership capacity through development of self-awareness, assessment of personal leadership style, and identification of personal strengths and weaknesses, in the context of current best practices.
  • Change capability through personal adaptability and awareness of the change process, at individual, group, organizational, community, and global levels.
  • Teamwork through the acquisition of interpersonal competencies in managing fundamental group dynamics critical for facilitating group processes and skills in influencing and inspiring others.
  • Civic engagement through community activities effecting positive change in society and the world.
  • Critical thinking skills through the inquiry, analysis, and evaluation of complex problems from multiple perspectives in the decision-making process.
  • Ethical reasoning through assessment of their own values in the larger context of social challenges at local and global levels.
  • Cultural competency through awareness of how one’s experiences and culture shapes their worldview.

Course Requirements

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Career Options

A degree in Organizational Leadership and Transformational Change can be used in more ways than you may think. Take a look at some of the potential careers that can result from this area of study.

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Adult Undergraduate Career Development Plan

The path to your future career starts long before graduation. Learn what steps you need to take along the way to put you a step ahead.

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Career Services

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Featured Faculty

David Carter

Dr. David Carter

  • Assistant Professor of Organizational Leadership and Transformational Change; Program Director of Organizational Leadership and Transformational Change
  • B.A., University of Maryland University College; M.A., Norwich University; Ed.D., Benedictine University