Leading Change with Organizational Design

Vision | Knowledge | Confidence

ELOC courses are designed for the modern learner. Recognizing that leaders have limited time for formal learning, Northwestern ELOC is dedicated to helping executives and senior managers learn in flexible and efficient ways.

Northwestern ELOC faculty and administrators are experts in the interdisciplinary fields of organizational change, talent management, human capital strategy, leadership development, learning, organizational design, executive and leadership coaching, and strategic planning. ELOC faculty and coaches share a wide range of experience s within organizations and academic disciplines.

The ELOC curriculum meets the demand from experienced executives and coaches to stay ahead of the field in methods of coaching and designing for continuous learning & change.



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Executive Learning and Organizational Change is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®

Accreditation Provider IACET

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Jeff Merrell ELOC instructor

Design for Learning & Change

Applying "design thinking" to solve talent management and human capital problems has recently become a topic of interest for many design practitioners and educators, but this is nothing new to ELOC faculty who have over a decade of experience in this area. ELOC courses have been created to distill our depth of expertise in teaching professionals how to use design methods to improve the "people side of business," so that leaders can learn how to apply these techniques to transform their organizations.

It's often not the tools or frameworks for design that hold the key to success, but understanding how people think, interact, collaborate, learn, perform and thrive in complex, constantly changing environments--and how design methods properly applied with this understanding can transform individuals, teams, organizations, and the systems in which they are embedded. Our classes are designed specifically for individuals who have prior change experience and are looking to elevate their leadership skills by fusing design methodologies with the fundamentals of learning and change.

ELOC Accreditations and Program Approvals

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

ELOC is proud to be accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), a global accreditor of Continuing Education and Training programs. For more information about IACET, please visit their website

Society for Human Resource Management

Society for Human Resource Management

ELOC’s partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) gives students the opportunity to earn Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. PDCs vary by course and are listed under Earn Continuing Education on the individual course pages. For more information about SHRM, please visit their website

ELOC is not accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). However, upon completion of all four courses required to earn your ELOC Level 1 Coaching Certificate, you will have enough coaching specific training hours to apply for ICF's ACC credential, via the "ACC Portfolio Path." Be sure to check ICF’s website for the most current requirements to obtain this credential.