Online Human Resource Development (HRD) Certificate

This 12-credit program allows students to earn a graduate certificate in Human Resource Development (HRD). This certificate provides a research and skills foundation to develop practitioners in HRD. Courses provide a background in HRD, adult learning, and performance improvement theories and paradigms, as well as their application in HRD practice areas, including identifying and resolving individual, team, and organizational issues.

HRD Certificate Course Requirements (12 credits)

OLP 6601Evidence-Based Practices in HRD3
OLP 6602Principles of HRD3
OLP 6621Theories of Adult Learning3
OLP 6661Performance Improvement3
Total Credits12

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • Explore and synthesize the literature on Human Resource Development, Adult Learning, and Performance Improvement and apply them to enhance or resolve organizational issues.
  • Gather and analyze organizational information to take an evidence-based approach to clarify organizational issues, identify performance gaps, needed interventions, and create implementation, change management, communication, and evaluation strategies.