How and why Silver Lake College developed the new LOD graduate program

Posted by Dr. James Begotka on 6/1/17 8:07 AM

Silver Lake College is excited to launch the new Leadership and Organizational Development (LOD) program in the fall. This graduate-level program will provide students with the training and education required to meet the rapidly growing demand for leaders in organizations across Wisconsin and the nation.

We’re answering three common questions you may have about this new program. Read on to discover how Silver Lake College developed the new Leadership and Organizational Development graduate program – and why a Master of Science in Leadership and Organizational Development could benefit your career!

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Topics: Business & Leadership

4 Questions to Ask Before Pursuing a Graduate Degree in Educational Leadership

Posted by Jamie Grant on 11/23/16 7:33 AM

Many parents, students, administrators and teachers alike are dissatisfied with some aspect of the education system. Whether it’s a teaching-to-the-test mentality, a lack of focus on the arts, too few male teachers, too few females in STEM or lack of funding for low performing school systems, everyone has a complaint.

Teachers have the most immediate understanding of what happens in the classroom, the center of learning. This lends them a unique perspective on the improvements that can make the most impact. And, this is the reason that we need teachers as leaders. The best way for teachers to move into positions of influence is to pursue a degree in educational leadership.

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Topics: Business & Leadership

4 Reasons to Consider a Masters of Science in Management and Organizational Development

Posted by Alonzo Kelly on 3/10/16 10:30 AM

The best bread has yeast. I’m not talking about banana bread, which is just cake, if we’re being honest. Nor do I mean flatbread, which makes excellent pizza, but can’t we just call it “crust”? I’m thinking about good, old-fashioned, dinner bread. Without yeast, bread is dense, flat, and crumbly. Yeast, however, allows bread to rise to its full, fluffy, cohesive potential.

Now if we think of businesses as bread, then Organizational Development (OD) is the yeast. If you’ve never heard of OD, here’s a summary: it’s a field directed at interventions in the processes of human systems in order to increase their effectiveness.

OD experts expanding the knowledge and effectiveness of people to accomplish more successful organizational change and performance. They continuously evaluate and diagnose areas of inefficiency and then plan and implement solutions.

Here are a few reasons to think about becoming “yeast” by getting a Masters of Science in Management and Organizational Development:

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Topics: Business & Leadership

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