Human Resource Development (HRD) is the bodies of knowledge and the applied processes used to improve workplace performance and individual learning in organizations. Human resource development occurs in a range of business sectors, including: manufacturing, financial services, health care, and higher education, among many situations both nationally and internationally.

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Depending on the academic credential, HRD job roles include: trainers, program designers, evaluators, managers, consultants, leaders, researchers, and policy-makers.

  • The EdM degree program is designed for individuals seeking to understand the human resource development discipline and develop skills in designing training, organization development, and career development programs. The program offers core courses and numerous optional courses that address a range of interests related to workplace learning and performance.
  • The PhD degree program is designed for individuals seeking to enter the human resource development discipline as leaders, researchers, and advanced practitioners. The program draws from the contributing bodies of knowledge to the discipline and emphasizes the engagement in scholarly research as a means to improve and advance professional practice.

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