ELO is establishing a system whereby members of each annual cohort in the programme are members of a community.

One goal of ELO has been to be “The World’s Network for Christian Marketplace and Entrepreneurial Leaders.”  More specifically, we want to equip Christian marketplace leaders to be ethically grounded, faith-focused difference-makers.  They need to be connected in order to do so.  Entrepreneurs and leaders are often disconnected and thus don’t reap the benefits of collaboration and synergy.  They are enmeshed in their own economic, social and denominational silos, but often don’t connect beyond those circles.  We aim to change that.

The “Entrepreneurial Leaders Institute” (the “ELI”) is the vehicle to achieve that objective.  The ELI was established in 2018 at Wycliffe Hall, a permanent private hall of the University of Oxford.  The ELI offers the annual programme in August for an international cohort of experienced marketplace leaders and taught by adjunct faculty from Wycliffe Hall, Said Business School, international faculty (Harvard, McGill) and business practitioners.

Each year we have had a high-level cohort and a community of like-minded people from around the world.  Our new membership concept will build a sustainable community of high-level marketplace leaders who are interconnected and better equipped for difference-making. 



A carefully curated cohort and peer learning are important components of the ELI.  We have discovered that there is great synergy among each annual cohort and there is a desire for ongoing learning and community.  People love the Oxford ELI experience and then ask, “how do we maintain the ongoing community and stay in touch?”  How do we continue the peer interaction and learning?”  The membership concept will build and sustain community—not just from one cohort, but from other annual cohorts, also.


The goal of the ELI is to deliver the world’s leading programme to equip Christian marketplace and entrepreneurial leaders by combining the content, the cohort, the atmosphere and the instructors.  There is no equal.  This is an opportunity for participants to have an ongoing tangible affiliation with the ELI, Oxford.


An important part of the ELI is to reflect an international and cross-cultural orientation—this is an important transferable skill.  Many programmes are focused on one national jurisdiction.  Not so with the Oxford ELI.  Registrants get an international perspective having been instructed at a global center for excellence, with peers from around the world and instructors from various countries. 


This new membership concept will be launched in 2020.  Further details are available upon receipt of application.