Is there some idea, vision, or possibility in your world that meets these four criteria:
It is not possible within the current reality
It is bigger than your own self-interest, but includes your self-interest
It makes your heart sing
If created, it will outlive you
If so, we are the container within which you will manifest that possibility.
by the end of this program, you will design and build a Future that meets these 4 criteria
Design a Future that the Past says is impossible
Leadership is an Art, a unique, non-repeatable expression of an individual human life.
If you do not explore and express your Leadership, it will die with you.
The Master of Arts in Leadership (MAOL) is founded on 3 core principles
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TGI offers the first and only Master of Arts in Leadership in Connecticut. Our unique program approaches leadership as both an art and a science.
The faculty for the Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (MAOL) was assembled to provide the most diverse and stimulating developmental experience possible and includes advisors to some of the world’s largest companies - as well as some of the most famous start-ups. The faculty also includes academicians, researchers, artists, and thought leaders in disciplines of Design and Sustainability. Together, they work with TGI students to help each student identify, define, and achieve their vision of leadership—in the community, on the job, or even at home.
Students design and execute individualized “breakthrough” projects, often to astounding results. Past projects have included establishing a network of healthcare clinics in Haiti, founding a not-for-profit insurance company with a charitable aim, creating partnerships and alliances among local educational districts and state agencies, and a number of other initiatives that have generated revenues and cost savings in the millions of dollars.
But the real value of this program can’t be measured in dollars and cents. It’s in the personal and professional development of each of our students and alumni, who are committed to making leadership part of their capacity and whose leadership is actively making a difference in the world we live in.
The MAOL Experieince
Learning in the MAOL occurs through 3 types of experience: Inquiry, Practice, and Application. Together, these three approaches provide an integrative approach to exploring, embodying, and expressing your unique expression of Leadership. Note that Learning Experiences are not discreet courses but rather a way for you to get a preliminary sense of what you will experience in the program.
[click on any section to open a document with descriptions of each Learning Experience]
Click here to view a description of all courses in The Graduate Institute's Catalog.
Program Structure & Experience
The MAOL is a cohort experience: you will engage in all coursework with the same group of 8-12 individuals over the course of two years. This format facilitates the forming and nurturing of a powerful community of practitioners. In our experience over the past 25 years, the value that emerges from the community of learners over time is as important to your development as the value provided by the instructors we bring in to work with you. The holding of intentional space for this community to form is one of the primary accountabilities of the program's core faculty.
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...have included social change agents, community leaders, educators, entrepreneurs, and executives in a variety of industries in the U.S., Canada, England, and Latin America.
What is common to them all is a deep commitment to use their life and their work in service of something bigger than themselves.
What is common to them all is their willingness to Lead.
The faculty for the Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (MAOL) was assembled to provide the most diverse and stimulating developmental experience possible.
Our faculty includes advisors to some of the world’s largest companies - as well as some of the most famous start-ups - as well as academicians and researchers in Organizational Psychology, Sociology, and Business.
The MAOL also includes faculty who are practitioners in the Arts & Humanities, who provide learners with perhaps the most valuable frameworks and provocations for engaging in the Art of Leadership.
Together, this diverse groups of educators work with TGI students to help each learner identify, define, and achieve their vision of leadership—in the community, on the job, or even at home.