A one-week, transformative learning experience for Christian business leaders offered in Oxford and Harvard
The ELO Leadership Programs are held every summer. There are two separate programs that take place at the University of Oxford, UK, and Harvard University, respectively. They are week-long learning experiences for senior executives, business leaders, and entrepreneurs from around the globe. Expert guest presenters teach throughout the week. Mealtimes are spent connecting and networking with the great cohort of peers that attend. Tours are taken together to view the sites that Oxford and Boston have to offer. You don't want to miss out on this incredible opportunity to travel, learn more about your calling, and grow in your faith!
"Imagine: a full week of classes taught by some of the finest thinkers and teachers on this planet in the most prestigious university in the world, Oxford University, all while learning and interacting with fellow Christian leaders." - Dr. Peter Legge, O.B.C., CSP, CPAE, HoF
“I would definitely recommend the [Leadership Program] at Oxford to business leaders who are interested in a better understanding of how God is working in them in their workplace. It is inspiring to closely connect with such a group of high-level Christian entrepreneurs.” - Glenn Hofland, President, John G. Hofland Ltd.
"ELO Oxford program provides an opportunity to reflect deeply on how your vocation, family and faith fit together. Having world-class instruction and unique experiences are just the icing on the cake. Great practical takeaways for improving your personal impact. Rekindled a love of learning.” - Justin Currie, CPA, Principal, Legacy Business Advisory Services
When do this programs take place?
In 2023, the Harvard Program will take place from July 9-16 and the Oxford Program will take place from August 13-19.
Who are the expert instructors of the program?
Expert presenters are different from year to year. Our roster of presenters for the 2022 Oxford Program included Dr. Isabella D. Bunn, Dr. Katy Granville Chapman, Dr. Bill Foo, Revd Dr. Richard Turnbull, Dr. Manuel Guillen, Dr. Robert Ellis, N.T. Wright, Sir Andrew Pollard, and John Lennox.
Where are these programs hosted?
The Harvard Program is offered in collaboration with the Human Flourishing Program at Harvard's Institute for Quantitative Social Science in Boston, USA. The Oxford Program is hosted at Christ Church College, one of the University of Oxford's 45 colleges.
To view our Leadership Programs from previous years, click on the links below.
Dr. Richard (Rick) J. Goossen serves an extensive network of high net worth entrepreneurs and family/business owners built over decades of client contributions, collaboration, research, lecturing, and volunteering. He is a sought-after strategic counsel and chair/advisory board member. Rick created the ELO Network in 2005 to connect, equip, and celebrate Christian entrepreneurs and marketplace leaders. Since then, he has hosted over 100 events and business conferences around the world and has successfully led Christian entrepreneurs and marketplace leaders to find meaning in their work.