College launching a hybrid Masters program in Organizational Leadership; virtual briefing Thursday evening

WILMINGTON – Wilmington College’s new Masters in Organizational Leadership (MOL) program offers a graduate degree designed to enhance management career capabilities and opportunities in fields ranging from human resources and public relations to social services and community, fundraising and organizational development.

A virtual briefing is scheduled for Thursday at 6 p.m. (December 2) at

MOL complements the career paths of those who expect to take on increasingly influential roles in the development and effectiveness of their workplaces. The program will launch in January at Wilmington College Cincinnati, located on the Cincinnati State Technical and Community College campus.

Dr. Brenda Kraner is leading the new program, which represents the third graduate offering started at WC in the 2021-2022 academic year. He is completing a Master of Science in Athletic Training started in August and a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy also starting in January. Both are based on WC’s main campus.

Kraner, who brings 30 years of workplace development experience to the post, said that regardless of their area of ​​expertise, earning a MOL degree will help them grow in their fields.

“Leadership skills cut across all industries,” she said. “The Master of Organizational Leadership helps people become more agile, adaptable and resilient in an ever-changing and unpredictable workplace.”

The 33 credit hour program lasts at least four semesters and includes in-person, online, and accelerated classes. With continuous admission, students can enroll full-time or part-time. It comprises a common core of courses, consisting of 15 semester hours, designed to cover content essential to the understanding of organizations and business practices at the graduate level.

Additionally, students will follow an organizational transformation journey that includes a mindfulness approach. This is integrated into the curriculum and aims to increase self-awareness and build the capacity for empathy, compassion and ethical action.

Kraner, who will be lecturing in Organizational Behavior, added, “The concept of organizational leadership applies wherever you are in your life and whatever your career. The way leaders get things done makes all the difference.

Kraner is the daughter of the former Dean of Studies of Wilmington College, the late Robert Frey, who held the post from 1984 to 1991. She graduated from Wilmington High School and received a PhD. from Ohio State University. She recently led the Wright State University undergraduate program in Organizational Leadership.

Further information is available on the WC website at


Kevin E. Boling