Custom Programs

Northwestern University’s Master of Science in Communication program offers customized programs featuring a focused and interactive curriculum.
  • Your employees will become more effective leaders By fusing communication theory with practice, your team will gain the skills for transformational leadership.
  • Gain direct access to cutting edge scholarship and evidence based coaching Our programs equip participants to leverage the most contemporary research in communication, management, ethics, and innovation technology towards solving today’s managerial challenges.
  • Learn from world-renowned instructors who possess extensive hands-on experience Our faculty are industry experts, leading academics, and valued consultants to businesses, governments, and foundations.
“Every session was carefully crafted and proved to be critical in my development. Weaving theory with real life examples and being coached to reproduce them for myself were key factors in my success.”
  – Leia Bradford, Messina Group
 

Design Your Program

We can design a program to meet your individual needs or you can choose from any of the existing topics. As we begin the custom design process, we will assess your needs, map a plan, and develop a results-based curriculum tailored to your goals.

A diagram showing the process of designing a custom executive education program including launch, preliminary proposal, expert assessment, design, delivery, feedback and continued ues
“The Personal Branding and Network Management workshop allowed me to dig deeper into how my personal values and passions informed my skills and abilities. The program encouraged me to develop and leverage my personal brand through social media and other outlets, while applying those skills to my work. The scholars and coaches were inspiring and helpful in creating my personal statement and professional media portfolio.”
  – Rebecca Goodmanson, Global Political Consultant
 

Collaborate with Us

To inquire about a custom program for your organization, contact:
Amy J. Hauenstein
Director of Curriculum and Non-Degree Programs
847-467-1098
hauenstein@northwestern.edu

Sample Program Topics

MANAGING COMPLEXITY SERIES COLLABORATIVE LEADERSHIP SERIES ELEGANT COMMUNICATION SERIES
Crisis Communication Management Team Leading Personal Branding
Cultural Intelligence Productive Teamwork Public Speaking & Writing
Consulting and Entrepreneurship Influence and Discourse Running Effective Meetings
Producing/Analyzing Persuasive Messaging Serving on a NPO Board/Committee Public Persuasion
The Ethics of Difference Negotiation Decision-Making Models Active Listening
Innovation Collaborative Technology Marketing Communication: Product Positioning
Social Media/Digital Media Strategy Strengthening the Whole: Team Strengths Analysis Communication Technology
Data Driven Decision Making Cross Cultural Collaboration Training & Teaching
Communications Strategy Cross Sector Partnership Finding Your Passion and Purpose
Dilemmas and Tensions in Communication UX Leadership Influencer Marketing
Minding the Gen-Gap Collective Impact Information Design
Going Global Institutional & Community Problem Solving Contexts Story Collecting and Telling
Change Management Network Management Video Presence, Poise, and Persuasion
Corporate Social Responsibility Client, Consumer and Citizen Problem Solving Roles Communities of Practice
Remote Location Workforces Transitional Leadership Feedback on Failure
Risk Management Teams and Organizations Dialogic Communication