Ed.D. - Human & Organization Learning and Executive Leadership Programs
The Doctor of Education in Human and Organizational Learning (HOL) at The George Washington University (GW) is designed to provide professionals with a foundation in relevant theories, concepts, and practices, focusing on the inter-relationships among people, organizations, and learning. The Program prepares learners to challenge assumptions through critical reflection, and foster group and self-directed learning. Theory, research, and practice are balanced throughout the curriculum. The HOL Department is a two-time recipient of the Academy of Human Resource Development's "Outstanding Program" Award. It is the first program in this multidisciplinary field in the United States, having been established in 1958.
Typically, students are working professionals who are in mid- or senior-level positions. They include managers, consultants, and self-employed business owners from leading organizations of varying size and type. They also bring a variety of educational backgrounds, with degrees in fields such as business, education, health and medical sciences, engineering, and technology. Students are encouraged to form learning communities to provide collective support, promote active learning, and model a learning culture.
The HOL doctoral program is available in the following two formats:
Foggy Bottom Campus Doctoral Program
- Part-time or full-time study
- Classes meet weekday evenings on GW's main campus
Executive Leadership Program (ELP)
- Cohort delivery
- Classes meet one weekend per month on GW's Virginia Science and Technology Campus in Ashburn, VA
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Last updated January 27, 2018