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Spalding University’s EdD: Leadership program classes consist of diverse cohorts of professionals in education, business, healthcare, social services, and the arts who seek to lead ethically, sustainably, and creatively in a rapidly evolving global economy. Whether they lead children in innovative learning, advance Fortune 500 initiatives, serve as public utility executives or offer compassionate direction to volunteers, our doctoral students are seeking a broad-based degree with practical application that will enhance their leadership skills, advance their academic abilities and enrich their lives. As a doctoral student in our program, you’ll attend four annual weekends of in-person instruction punctuated by a themed panel discussion with provocative leaders. You will interact with your instructor, your classmates, and community practitioners. Your classroom learning will be complemented by personalized online instruction that completes each class.

Spalding University’s EdD: Leadership program classes consist of diverse cohorts of professionals in education, business, healthcare, social services, and the arts who seek to lead ethically, sustainably, and creatively in a rapidly evolving global economy. Whether they lead children in innovative learning, advance Fortune 500 initiatives, serve as public utility executives or offer compassionate direction to volunteers, our doctoral students are seeking a broad-based degree with practical application that will enhance their leadership skills, advance their academic abilities and enrich their lives. As a doctoral student in our program, you’ll attend four annual weekends of in-person instruction punctuated by a themed panel discussion with provocative leaders. You will interact with your instructor, your classmates, and community practitioners. Your classroom learning will be complemented by personalized online instruction that completes each class.

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Diverse

“This amazing program gives space for professionals with diverse skills and experiences.” – Jabani Bennett, Cohort ’18, Teacher, Jefferson County Public Schools

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Jabani Bennett
John Malloy
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Jabani Bennett

Diverse

“This amazing program gives space for professionals with diverse skills and experiences.” – Jabani Bennett, Cohort ’18, Teacher, Jefferson County Public Schools

See Jabani’s story.

John Malloy
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Transformative

“I have gone through such a transformation in this program and gained a lot of confidence.” – Clifton Griffin, Cohort ’17, Senior Subrogation Examiner, Anthem, Inc.

See Clifton’s story.

Clifton Griffin
Laura Harbolt
EdD students engage in discussion

Transformative

“I have gone through such a transformation in this program and gained a lot of confidence.” – Clifton Griffin, Cohort ’17, Senior Subrogation Examiner, Anthem, Inc.

See Clifton’s story.

Clifton Griffin
Laura Harbolt

Transformative

“I have gone through such a transformation in this program and gained a lot of confidence.” – Clifton Griffin, Cohort ’17, Senior Subrogation Examiner, Anthem, Inc.

See Clifton’s story.

Clifton Griffin
Laura Harbolt
EdD students engage in discussion