So, why, you ask, did you choose the Andrews University Leadership program out of so many other choices?
First, for the faith component. Andrews University professors are Seventh-day Adventist Christians and I know that my own faith will be challenged and will grow in my learning at Andrews. I crave the prayerful environment and look forward to learning with other Christians.
Second, for the self-directed learning. Ever since I learned about this program in the ’90s when I taught some email workshops for the participants, I’ve known that if I ever pursued a Ph.D. it would be the AU Leadership program. I’m intrigued by the competency based format, attracted to the portfolio defense process, and entrenched in on-the-job learning. Therefore I believe this program fits my learning needs & style.
Finally, the Leadership goals match my own.
Leadership prepares leaders for service in their professional forums. I want to serve better.
Leadership is based on the demonstration of key competencies and is individually customized, reflecting the practical skills acquired in the workplace. I want practical learning embedded in my work.
Leadership is a community of learners dedicated to the principles of Christian service. I want to be part of a learning community of others committed to Christian service.
For these reasons, plus a few personal reasons, I have chosen the AU Leadership Program to pursue a PhD.