Contiene: Introduction: taking the path toward learning. Processes and designs. Lessons learned: guiding strategic change in higher education. Management of knowledge: redesigning the weatherhead MBA program. Cornerstones of change: building the path for self-directed learning. Outcome assessments and results. Past accomplishments: establishing the impact and baseline of earlier programs. Gatekeepers of the enterprise: assessing faculty intent and the student outcome. Gender differences in student development: examining life stories, career histories, and learning plans. Will it make a difference?: assessing a value-Added, outcome-oriented, Competency-Based Professional Program. Key learnings and dreams. Reactions from the stakeholders: the trials and tribulations of implementing a new program. Conclusion: what if learning were the purpose of education?.