Claremont Lincoln University

Introduction
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Right Time—Right Approach

Like you, Claremont Lincoln is working to change the world, and our innovative academic offerings reflect that commitment. With forward-thinking faculty as mentors, you will be challenged to engage in rigorous academic inquiry where it meets the practical needs of the world. We believe the goals of education is to reach beyond our own interests. Education should, in the end, help transform the world around us.

A New Learning Experience

Claremont Lincoln is at the vanguard of a new approach to graduate education in an era characterized by cultural, religious, and economic diversity. We work with global thought-leaders and change-agents to develop our innovative master’s degree programs in Ethical Leadership, Interfaith Action and Social Impact. Our faculty and students are cut from a different cloth.

New Perspectives Yield New Solutions

We are a non-profit graduate school founded on the conviction that the world’s great philosophical, religious and ethical traditions are deep wells of wisdom for bringing people together to address perennial social problems. Our new educational approach immerses students in a dynamic learning community and encourages the exploration of diverse beliefs, values and traditions. Our proprietary Claremont Core® methodology enriches the learning experience with the critical skills of mindfulness, dialogue, collaboration and change needed to bring about change for good.

World-changing Education That’s Accessible and Affordable

Our online teaching models are convenient and affordable to students throughout the U.S. and abroad. A diverse, international cohort enriches the educational experience, and twice a year in-person gatherings offer optional opportunities for further engagement and collaboration. Claremont Lincoln invites leaders and learners, like you, to gain a fresh perspective and develop the new skills needed to make the world a better place.

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Statement of Institutional Mission

The mission of Claremont Lincoln University is to be a place where students learn how to treat others as they would like to be treated. Students learn the skills necessary to understand differences among religions, governments, other organizations, and individuals; how to respect those differences; and how to cooperate and collaborate with those of different viewpoints to resolve problems between them peacefully without violence. Our students will integrate self-knowledge with critical perspectives and contemporary skills to create sustainable social change—how to implement the golden rule. Claremont Lincoln University embeds the golden rule in the Claremont Core® which teaches the skills of mindfulness, dialogue, collaboration, and change.

Vision

The vision of Claremont Lincoln University is a world that lives by the golden rule; a world in which disputes between those that have conflicting views are addressed peacefully without violence.

Core Values

Compassion – Follow the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

Integrity – Be consistent and transparent in our values, actions and outcomes.

Respect – Value and be mindful of other’s views and traditions.

Diligence – Have a commitment to continually improve and the strength to make a difference.

Individual Responsibility – Hold ourselves accountable; deliver on our promises.

Innovation – Strive to define new ways to make education better.

Loyalty – Support and allegiance to CLU

Social Impact – Make the world a better place.

Service – Provide a quality educational experience to all who encounter CLU.

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Master of Arts in Ethical Leadership

Online & Campus Combined Full time 15 months October 2017 USA Claremont

The M.A. in Ethical Leadership teaches working professionals how to guide organizations towards purposeful and responsible decisions in a diverse, globalized world. You will be led through a unique series of online courses that integrates personal mindfulness, professional awareness, and global consciousness for skillful leadership in any organizational context. [+]

Master of Arts in Ethical Leadership Inspire Positive Change Through Values-Based Leadership The M.A. in Ethical Leadership teaches working professionals how to guide organizations towards purposeful and responsible decisions in a diverse, globalized world. You will be led through a unique series of online courses that integrates personal mindfulness, professional awareness, and global consciousness for skillful leadership in any organizational context. By the end of the program, you will develop concrete skills in collaboration, conflict resolution, ethical decision-making, and inspiring diverse teams towards common goals. As a graduate of this program, you will have the knowledge and skills to lead more effectively and courageously influence your organization in making ethical decisions that have a positive impact. Learning Outcomes The M.A. in Ethical Leadership aligns with the mission of Claremont Lincoln University to produce leaders capable of reaching across differences to create a more just and sustainable world. In this program you will learn: Mindfulness: Apply awareness of self and the multi-faceted perspectives of others locally and globally. Ethics: Articulate the major theories in ethics, conduct analysis, and recommend ethical action. Leadership: Articulate the major theories and principles of leadership, conduct analysis, and recommend behavioral change strategies. Conflict Resolution: Assess the cause of conflict in organizational settings and apply strategies to manage conflict in diverse environments. Change Management: Research, design, develop, and implement a project plan to affect change in an organization. Communication: Demonstrate the interpersonal and engagement skills necessary for effective leaders in a global community or organization. Careers Applicable... [-]

Master of Arts in Interfaith Action

Online & Campus Combined Full time 15 months October 2017 USA Claremont

The Master of Arts in Interfaith Action program can help you develop the social, religious and political perspectives, collaborative engagement, and self-reflection skills you need to become an interfaith ambassador. [+]

Master of Arts in Interfaith Action Addressing Social Issues Through Interfaith Engagement Interfaith Action is an emerging specialty that demands critical skills and perspectives from beyond the religious and/or theological disciplines in order to be effective in post-secular contexts. These contexts point to the increasing presence of religion-based conflict and tension between sacred and secular opinion-formers in the public sphere. The Master of Arts in Interfaith Action program can help you develop the social, religious and political perspectives, collaborative engagement, and self-reflection skills you need to become an interfaith ambassador. Learning Outcomes The M.A. in Interfaith Action aligns with the mission of Claremont Lincoln University to educate leaders capable of reaching across differences to create a more just and sustainable world. In this program you will learn: Power & Privilege: Explore and interpret religion in relation to structures of power and privilege and in the context of cultural, political, and economic histories. Religious Literacy: Demonstrate an integrated knowledge of research and construct an evolving literacy of major religious traditions and cultural identities. Conflict Resolution: Appraise the function of religio-cultural identities and apply strategies to resolve moral-based conflicts in a way that is non-defensive, confident, and respectful. Action Research: Research, collaborate, design, and implement high-impact strategies in a leadership action plan for social change. Post-Secular Understanding: Analyze and interrogate normative and popular categories of religion while developing a post-secular awareness to interpret the evolving role of religious and secular traditions in the public sphere. Interpersonal Communication: Develop and demonstrate the interpersonal... [-]

Master of Arts in Social Impact

Online & Campus Combined Full time 15 months October 2017 USA Claremont

The M.A. in Social Impact teaches you to envision and implement programs that generate positive and sustainable impact within your community—and beyond. If you are an emerging leader with an entrepreneurial spirit, the M.A. in Social Impact can help you develop the skills and perspectives you need to be the catalyst for new social endeavors in your community. [+]

Master of Arts in Social Impact Make a Difference with Social Entrepreneurship The M.A. in Social Impact teaches you to envision and implement programs that generate positive and sustainable impact within your community—and beyond. If you are an emerging leader with an entrepreneurial spirit, the M.A. in Social Impact can help you develop the skills and perspectives you need to be the catalyst for new social endeavors in your community. Learning Outcomes The M.A. in Social Impact aligns with the mission of Claremont Lincoln University to educate leaders capable of reaching across differences to create a more just and sustainable world. In this program you will learn: Social Leadership: Function as mindful humanistic change agents and empathetic leaders skilled and knowledgeable about how to catalyze and sustain changes in social systems. Social Impact Literacy: Synthesize the history, heritage, and context of social change and innovation for application to current world problems. Resource Models: Develop resourcing strategies built on current market principles and procedures. Action Research: Research, analyze, and determine appropriate methods and contemporary strategies for designing and implementing initiatives that generate positive social impact. Social Evaluation: Develop and employ evaluation and learning approaches to gain visibility on and adapt efforts for systems change and social innovation. Interpersonal Communication: Develop and demonstrate the interpersonal and engagement skills necessary for effective leaders in a global community or organization. Career Fields Applicable to an M.A. in Social Impact As a graduate of the Master of Arts in Social Impact, you’ll be prepared to... [-]

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