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Human Resource Development Certificate

Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development
College of Education and Human Development
  • Program Type: Undergraduate credit certificate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2019
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 14
  • Degree: Human Resource Development Certificate Ugrd
The Human Resource Development Certificate provides additional recognition of expertise in the field.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
All students in baccalaureate degree programs are required to complete general University and college requirements including writing and liberal education courses. For more information about University-wide requirements, see the liberal education requirements. Required courses for the major, minor or certificate in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major, minor or certificate (including transfer courses).
Program Requirements
OLPD 3601, OLPD 3620, and OLPD 3640 must be completed before enrollment in OLPD 4696 is allowed.
Required Courses
OLPD 3601 - Introduction to Human Resource Development (3.0 cr)
OLPD 3621 - Introduction to Training and Development (3.0 cr)
OLPD 3641 - Introduction to Organization Development (3.0 cr)
Internship: Human Resource Development
OLPD 3601, OLPD 3620, and OLPD 3640 must all be completed before the student can enroll in OLPD 4696, the Internship in HRD. OLPD 4696 must be taken for a total of 2 credits, although these 2 credits can be spread over two semesters or completed in a single semester. If you have questions, please speak with the HRD Internship Advisor in OLPD by emailing ugolpd@umn.edu
OLPD 4696 - Applied Experience in Business Marketing Education & Human Resource Development (1.0-4.0 cr)
Electives in Human Resource Development
The remaining credits can be selected from HRD coursework or one of the following courses.
OLPD 3202 - Introduction to Strategies for Teaching Adults (3.0 cr)
or OLPD 3305 - Learning About Leadership Through Film and Literature (3.0 cr)
or OLPD 3828 - Diversity in the Workplace (3.0 cr)
 
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OLPD 3601 - Introduction to Human Resource Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Human resource development theories, principles, concepts, and practices.
OLPD 3621 - Introduction to Training and Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Processes to carry out theoretically sound training/development practices, within the context of systemic relationship with host organization or system.
OLPD 3641 - Introduction to Organization Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Organization development theories, principles, concepts, and practices. How development is used to direct change in an organization.
OLPD 4696 - Applied Experience in Business Marketing Education & Human Resource Development
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 8.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02778
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
OLPD 4696, the Applied Experience course, is designed as a culminating learning experience for students nearing graduation. It affords students an opportunity to seek out practical work experience related to their area of concentration in business and marketing or human resource development. An essential part of an Applied Experience is the opportunity to use the knowledge acquired in the classroom in practical applications in the workplace. Problem-solving and creative thinking in the workplace supports the retention and mastery of information gained in the classroom. To be successful, the Applied Experience in BME/HRD should focus on a specific project(s) or task(s) that lend to analysis and resolution over the course of 6 to 14 weeks. A typical Applied Experience in BME/HRD involves 160 hours of work for 4 credits including all the course work listed on this syllabus (20 hr) during a single semester (45 hours per credit). The Applied Experience in BME/HRD is not credit for work. Students must be engaged in specific activities/duties related to their area of concentration related to the field of business and marketing or human resource development. Each activity is expected to relate to a BME/HRD theory, a career competency area, or professional skill. The student and the employment supervisor will be asked to sign a contract stipulating to the internship objective and activities; the contract must also be approved by the instructor. prereq: OLPD ugrd student in BME/HRD, BME compl 3 of the 4 cores: OLPD 3318, 3401, 3424, 4426. HRD compl 4 of the 4 cores: OLPD 3601, 3202, 3621, 3641. Completed or permission to be concurrently registered for OLPD 3609.
OLPD 3202 - Introduction to Strategies for Teaching Adults
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Theories of adult learning, learning/teaching styles, methods/perspectives of teaching, applications of teaching in various settings.
OLPD 3305 - Learning About Leadership Through Film and Literature
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Readings from leadership studies, literature, and film. Ethical dilemmas. Different styles of leadership and their consequences. Intersection of public/private in exercising leadership. Competing loyalties/pressures felt by leaders/followers. Fundamental questions about nature/desirability of leadership.
OLPD 3828 - Diversity in the Workplace
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01792
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. Issues of recruitment, selection, management, learning, leadership, and performance.