Antioch’s Master in Leadership Practice puts student learning and success center stage.
We believe that students learn best when their individual interests are stimulated within learning communities composed of diverse experiences and perspectives. We know that students excel when they are held to high standards by caring faculty and share mutual accountability with peer learners.
Deep learning in the theory, approaches, and skills of leading change is coupled with the development and implementation of a leadership application project in order to engage in the students’ areas of professional passion. The outcome is that as students practice the art of leading change, they apply new skills and leading-edge theory guides their actions.
Leadership Theory and Practice Courses, Leadership Skills Studios, Leadership Action Labs, Residencies, and Praxis Modules are interwoven to create a dynamic learning journey. As students make progress, their individualized paths within the larger interdisciplinary study of leadership and change become clearer.
A Culture of Mentoring
The program provides a culture of mentoring among our learning community. Students are guided and supported by all program faculty, not just one or two. Individualized advising is complemented by students’ personalized interaction with faculty as they evaluate assignments with iterative and challenging feedback. Additionally, each student works with a Practice Coach in their field as they design and implement a change project or create a new venture.
A Culture of Collaboration
The Graduate School of Leadership and Change nurtures a culture of collaboration among the members of the learning community. Despite being geographically dispersed, Master in Leadership Practice students and faculty collaborate in learning that focuses on students’ success and achievement of individual and peer learning goals. Adult learners bring a wealth of experiences and diversity of perspectives to share with each other. Technology is used to facilitate sharing of experiences and knowledge, and to help people stay connected when they are not co-located. The program has a custom-designed virtual platform, areas for student discussion, access to the writing center and library, one-stop student services, connection to student records and forms, and so much more. We also use Gmail, Zoom, and the old-fashioned telephone to maintain high-touch communication and connection between students, faculty, and staff. Time and place become factors that enrich our geographically dispersed learning community rather than inhibit it.