The Executive Leadership Institute (ELI), offered in partnership with Loyola University Chicago’s Quinlan School of Business, equips senior-level managers and executives with the knowledge and skills to oversee day-to-day operations, and prepare for the future and greater systems change. Transactional meets transformational for this influential experience.
ELI assembles a wide variety of faculty from the nonprofit and for-profit sectors, as well as academia. Social Current’s partnership with Quinlan means access to first-class faculty and specialized expertise, as well as the flexibility to create a program to transform students’ leadership skills. The curriculum will not only challenge, but offers a rare opportunity to focus on excellence, impact, and systems change.
ELI features 70 hours of content delivered over two concentrated sessions in consecutive years. The second half of the program culminates in the presentation of projects completed between the first and second sessions. The presentations are given before the assembly of participants and faculty.
Quinlan School of Business
Loyola University Chicago
820 N Michigan Ave.
Chicago IL, 60611
The Executive Leadership Institute takes place on Loyola’s Water Tower Campus.
Undraye Howard, PhD
Vice President of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement
Undraye Howard currently serves as vice president of equity, diversity, and inclusion at Social Current. In his roles over the years, he has provided invaluable consultation to community-based organizations. In his current role, he leads Social Current’s efforts in providing strategy, solutions, and support for the development of leaders in the social sector, with an emphasis on equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). Through his strategic leadership and direction, he and a team of network leaders have co-created helpful resources, consultation, and workshops that uplift and disseminate best practices to help community-based organizations advance their EDI journeys.
In addition, Dr. Howard was instrumental in developing Social Current’s leadership development model, the rEvolutionary Model, which helps develop the skills of change leaders to drive toward system and population-level results. Dr. Howard also leads the annual Executive Leadership Institute, which is held in partnership with Loyola University’s Quinlan School of Business. This transformational experience equips leaders with the knowledge and skills to create greater systems change.
Dr. Howard also has a deep appreciation and connection to the greater Milwaukee community. He sits on the board of AD2LUV Senior Housing (2006-present), Father Hood Initiative (2012-present), and the board of Holy Cathedral (1999-present), where he also led as youth director and deacon. He also served as a member on the State of Wisconsin Strengthening Families and Children.
Dr. Howard holds a doctorate in business from Bellevue University. He received his master’s in communication and bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Michon S. Hicks
Senior Director of Leadership Development and Organizational Excellence
A native of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, Michon S. Hicks currently serves as senior director for leadership development and organizational excellence for Social Current. As a chief leadership strategist, she designs and manages all aspects of Social Current’s leadership and workforce portfolio. In her previous local government role, she served as senior strategic initiatives program lead for the Department of Employment Services (DOES) in Washington, D.C. Hicks has extensive experience with organizational development, training, professional development, and project management with government, nonprofit, and corporate organizations.
Hicks holds a bachelor’s in speech communication and a master’s in Intercultural communication from Howard University in Washington, D.C. She is working toward her doctorate in organizational leadership from Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida. Hicks has over 25 years of education and experience in communications, project management, leadership development, strategic design, and organizational change.
Throughout her career, Hicks has positively contributed to her community and provided innovative leadership strategies for groups and organizations. She utilizes her passion for empowering teams and organizations by teaching agile tools and techniques needed for success. Hicks creates pathways to educational success, business engagement, and government partnerships. She prides herself on helping stakeholders identify and pool assets, garner/utilize institutional knowledge and human capital, and create clear pathways for actionable items that address strategic challenges.