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Organizational Learning and Leadership (MS)


    Staying competitive in today’s economy is essential to any organization. Providing opportunities for training and development is crucial in recruiting and retaining employees who contribute to business growth. Training specialists and human resource development managers often assess employees’ skills and an organization’s overall quality of work, meet with corporate leadership to determine appropriate trainings, and evaluate their effectiveness.

    The need for effective employees is evident by the job outlooks projections by the US Department of Labor. They report that employment of training and development managers is expected to grow 15 percent from 2010 to 2020. The median annual wage of training and development managers was $89,170 in May 2010.

    Organizational Learning and Leadership

    The Organizational Learning and Leadership master’s degree gives you the skills to change and improve workplace performance through the development of people and processes.

    You will explore ethical leadership from a strategic perspective with the assumption that organizational effectiveness is linked to learning at the individual, group, and organizational levels.

    Throughout the Organizational Learning and Leadership graduate program, you will address questions like, “How do adults learn?” “How are adults motivated” “How do people deal with change in their workplace?” “How is training designed and implemented within the organization?”

    You will draw from work/life experiences to analyze organizational communication, apply systems thinking and plan strategic team based learning interventions. Using a “performance through learning” approach, this degree develops your ability to think analytically and to lead change in increasingly global and complex environments. You will acquire knowledge, skills and abilities to be a change agent within your organization by understanding organizational development and change management.

    If you would like to continue your education, Barry offers an EdD in Human Resource Development.

    Higher Education Administration Track

    The master’s in Organizational Learning and Leadership also offers a special track in Higher Education Administration (HED) that addresses the unique needs of institutions of higher education, including the areas of policy development and conflict management.

    Dr. David M. Kopp with Dr. Shaquille O'Neal at the May 5th commencement at Barry University

    Dr. David M. Kopp, Chair of the Organizational Learning and Leadership and Human Resource Development Programs, with Dr. Shaquille O'Neal at the May 5th commencement at Barry University. Shaquille O'Neal became Dr. O'Neal upon receipt of his EdD in Organizational Learning and Leadership with a specialization in Human Resource Development.

    For videos of the Shaq's graduate press conference, click here

    Associated Press - Shaq Earns Doctorate Degree in Education in Fla.

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