Undergraduate

At Cornerstone University, you’ll get the full college experience with a Christ-centered worldview. Learn more about the undergraduate experience below.

Adult

Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

Graduate

Go further as an influencer in your work and community. Our graduate programs prepare you to open new doors as you reach your God-given potential.

Grand Rapids
Theological Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we're dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.

Create Without Ceasing

Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership and Development

As a leader, your leadership makes a difference. Flourish as a strategic decision-maker with the academic strength and breadth of insight through our Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership and Development. Through a theory-informed, practitioner-focused program, you’ll discover evidence-based practices to drive lasting change in your organizations and communities.

Program Learning Outcomes

At Cornerstone University, we’re inspired by your potential to transform your communities without ceasing and partner with you as you cultivate a new pathway toward success. Our doctoral program prepares you as a character-driven leader through developing your experience in five distinct yet interconnected areas: specialized knowledge; applied knowledge and collaborative learning; intellectual skills; civic and global learning; and biblical worldview integration.

01

Proficiency in Terminology, Theories, Concepts, Practices and Skills

Demonstrate proficiency in the terminology, theories, concepts, practices and skills specific to organizational leadership in the 21st-century workforce. In accomplishing this objective, you will be able to:

  • Articulate a philosophy of organizational leadership and development that is theoretically and theologically informed.
  • Express a philosophy of human resource management that includes relevant legal issues and standards of good practice that enable people to flourish.
  • Demonstrate the ability to frame organizational problems, assess organizational opportunities, and determine action steps towards innovation and quality improvement.
  • Identify and explain the steps and process of credible strategic planning.
  • Exhibit understanding of the central aspects of organizational culture and the processes associated with organizational learning and change.
  • Produce original scholarship in a capstone project that helps solve a local problem of practice within organizational leadership and development.
02

Competency in Applying Knowledge to Address Real-Life Problems

Exhibit competency in applying your knowledge to address real-life organizational problems through both individual and group effort. At the end of this program, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate emotional intelligence and personal management skills germane to the needs of 21st-century organizational leadership and development.
  • Collaborate with others in achieving shared objectives of the organizational leadership and development program.
  • Exhibit business writing and speaking skills desired by employers for organizational leaders.
  • Synthesize empirical and theoretical research to solve 21st-century organizational leadership issues, challenges and problems.
03

Integration of Traditional and Normative Cognitive Skills

Demonstrate your ability to integrate traditional and normative skills expected of students in the liberal arts tradition, including analytical skills, information literacy, quantitative competency and communication fluency.

04

Intercultural Competence

Demonstrate intercultural competence in addressing civic, social, environmental and economic issues within the 21st-century business workplace.

05

Articulation of a Christ-Centered Worldview

Articulate a Christ-centered worldview to include its personal, professional and communal embodiment through Christian virtues.

Completing this degree has allowed me to gain a deeper understanding of my organization which will allow me to advance within the company.

Dr. Leslie Visser (Ed.D. ’19)

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Undergraduate

At Cornerstone University, you’ll get the full college experience with a Christ-centered worldview. Learn more about the undergraduate experience below.

Adult

Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

Graduate

Go further as an influencer in your work and community. Our graduate programs prepare you to open new doors as you reach your God-given potential.

Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we’re dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.