The organizational learning, performance, and change Ph.D. program holds classes in downtown Denver, but also utilizes online learning tools to facilitate collaboration and supplement coursework. Faculty work closely with students as mentors on coursework, the application of theory, and the development and completion of dissertation research.
The small cohort size of approximately 20 students, the fact that faculty are experienced change agents and researchers, and the use of discussion, projects, and papers all enhance the student-faculty relationship. The student-student relationship is also vital to add a personal dimension to the small group activities that are an integral part of the program.
The program is very selective and looks for a diverse group of students. Applicants must have significant work experience, a strong belief in the application of research to define problems and discover solutions, and the drive to apply solutions for the betterment of individuals within organizations and the organizations themselves. Throughout the program, faculty will challenge students to publish and present their finalized projects, papers, and research within relevant publications and at conferences.