Doctor of Global Leadership

Your Professors

Michaela O’Donnell

Mary and Dale Andringa Executive Director

Michaela is the Mary and Dale Andringa Executive Director Chair at the Max De Pree Center for Leadership. She is also an assistant professor of marketplace leadership and the lead professor for Fuller Seminary’s Doctor of Global Leadership, Redemptive Imagination in the Marketplace progr...

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Gustavo H. R. Santos

Affiliate Professor & Writer

Gustavo currently serves as an Affiliate Professor with Fuller’s Doctor of Global Leadership program. As a PhD candidate in Theology at the Vrije Universit...

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Uli Chi

Board Member, Senior Fellow, Affiliate Professor

Dr. Uli Chi’s career is a testament to his unique approach to leadership. He has navigated the realms of for-profit businesses, nonprofit organizations, the theological academy, and the local church, gleaning a wealth of wisdom from each. As an award-winning technological entrepreneur, h...

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Curriculum Overview

This program runs online with in-person intensives at the Fuller campus in Pasadena, California, in the Winter for years 1–3.

Year One: Vocation and God’s Mission of Redemption
  • Articulate theological concepts of vocation and the mission of God
  • Describe how these concepts connect to their own sense of vocation in light of pressing challenges
Year Two: Contextual Analysis and Organizational Change
  • Name and analyze current organizational and/or cultural praxis
  • Build and test prototypes for redemptive change in your own context
  • Lay out a plan for a larger project in your vocational context
Year Three: Inner Life of a Leader
  • Begin the inner work necessary to lead with compassion, wisdom, and confidence
  • Meet for peer and professorial coaching sessions to develop your plan for change and/or innovation via dissertation.
Year Four: Dissertation
  • Produce a research-based dissertation that articulates and disseminates findings of your original change or innovation project.

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