Oxford ELO Leadership Program Announced for 2023!

ELO is excited to announce that the 4th annual Oxford Leadership Program will take place from August 13th – 19th, 2023, and that the host site is again Christ Church College, one of Oxford’s most famous colleges! 

The ELO Leadership Program is a one-week executive education course that brings together Christian marketplace and entrepreneurial leaders from across North America, Europe, and Asia. The focus of the Program is on how to be more effective meaning-driven difference makers in businesses, churches, and non-profit organizations. 

The Program provides a dynamic and interactive environment, with learning from world-class instructors and a global and diverse cohort of peers. Dr. Richard J. Goossen, Chair, ELO Network, is the Program coordinator, integrating guest presenters from Oxford and around the world. Each year the Program has a stellar lineup of instructors addressing various aspects of leadership and entrepreneurship. 

This past year again featured a world-class roster of presenters: Isabella D. Bunn, Research Fellow in Governance and Global Ethics, Regent's Park College, University of Oxford; Robert Ellis, Senior Research Fellow, Regent’s Park College, University of Oxford; Bill Foo, Chairman, Tung Lok Group, Singapore; Rick Goossen, Chair, ELO Network; Katy Granville-Chapman, Teaching Fellow, Dept of Education, University of Oxford; Manuel Guillen, University of Valencia Representative, RCC-Harvard; John C. Lennox, Professor Emeritus, University of Oxford; Sir Andrew Pollard, Director, Oxford Vaccine Group, University of Oxford; Richard Turnbull, Director, Centre for Enterprise, Markets and Ethics, Oxford; and N.T. (Tom) Wright, Senior Research Fellow, Wycliffe Hall, University of Oxford. 

In addition to world-class instruction, the ambiance of Oxford is inspiring for Program participants. The 850-year-old university city with its fabled spires and medieval colleges, along with various other attractions, is a place to behold.

Each year’s cohorts are able to participate in site visits throughout the week. This past year the cohort did a site visit to IM Group in Birmingham and met with Andrew Edmiston, Managing Director, and son of the company's founder, Lord Robert Edmiston. 

Cohorts also participate in other activities: a choral evensong in the historic Christ Church College Cathedral; a tour of Magdalen College where well-known Christian apologist C.S. Lewis taught and lived; and visits to museums.

 The feedback of cohort members is highly positive every year, as it was with the most recent offering.

"Oxford 2022 was an excellent experience. I highly recommend this program to owners and executives from all levels and experience of business." 

"You can only learn by being challenged. The wealth of Christian and business acumen is unparalleled!"

"Thank you for an excellent week. Well organized, top content, great fellowship, new friendships built." 

"I am leaving incredibly grateful for this experience and with a year's worth (or more) of learning / knowledge! This was truly an extraordinary experience!"  

"A great opportunity to learn, share and reflect on leadership from a Christian worldview, with quality presenters, meaningful course content, a remarkable venue, great local meals, and engaging with other attendees. A well-organized event for sure."

"The 2022 ELO Oxford Leadership Program connected a select group of dynamic Christian marketplace leaders from around the globe with world class instructors. This unique opportunity to dwell on the intersection of faith and business, to share challenges in a safe environment and to learn from one another throughout the week - all amidst the magical setting of Oxford- will inspire for months to come. Thank-you!"

The Program is based on decades of experience, extensive research, and many years of practical application. Since 2005, ELO has held over 70 successful events in cities including Vancouver, Toronto, Winnipeg, Hong Kong, and Singapore. ELO has attracted the world’s top Christian entrepreneurs and thought leaders.

The 2023 Program will maintain the track record of excellence in terms of organization, instructors, and ambiance.

If you are interested in attending next year’s ELO Leadership Program in Oxford

please request an application today!

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