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 SERIESCOLLABORATIVE LEADERSHIP SERIESELEGANT COMMUNICATION SERIES
Crisis Communication ManagementTeam LeadingPersonal Branding
Cultural IntelligenceProductive TeamworkPublic Speaking & Writing
Consulting and EntrepreneurshipInfluence and DiscourseRunning Effective Meetings
Producing/Analyzing Persuasive MessagingServing on a NPO Board/CommitteePublic Persuasion
The Ethics of Difference NegotiationDecision-Making ModelsActive Listening
InnovationCollaborative TechnologyMarketing Communication: Product Positioning
Social Media/Digital Media StrategyStrengthening the Whole: Team Strengths AnalysisCommunication Technology
Data Driven Decision MakingCross Cultural CollaborationTraining & Teaching
Communications StrategyCross Sector PartnershipFinding Your Passion and Purpose
Dilemmas and Tensions in CommunicationUX LeadershipInfluencer Marketing
Minding the Gen-GapCollective ImpactInformation Design
Going GlobalInstitutional & Community Problem Solving ContextsStory Collecting and Telling
Change ManagementNetwork ManagementVideo Presence, Poise, and Persuasion
Corporate Social ResponsibilityClient, Consumer and Citizen Problem Solving RolesCommunities of Practice
Remote Location WorkforcesTransitional LeadershipFeedback on Failure
Risk ManagementTeams and OrganizationsDialogic Communication