Twelve credits are required to fulfill the certificate requirements.
Students must complete the following four courses (3 credits each):
OL 507 HR Management - This course provides an understanding of human resource management (HRM) concepts as they apply to today’s changing workplace and workforce. Emphasis is on the practical understanding of HR functions, particularly in the areas of recruiting, selecting, training, appraising employees, and the legal factors that affect management practices. The role of HR in the modern organization’s global strategic business plan is also explored.
OL 514 Labor Management Relations - This course provides an understanding of contemporary labor/management relations. It covers the historical, legal and economic relations of today’s labor unions. Collective bargaining strategies and the structure and operation of unions are discussed as well as management’s philosophy toward today’s labor force.
OL 528 HR Development - This course helps students gain the knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary to (a) describe and implement the mission of HRD, which is to “(1) provide individual development focused on performance improvement related to a current job; (2) to provide career development focused on performance improvement related to future job assignments; (3) to develop performance management systems used to enhance organizational performance capacity and capability; and (4) to provide organizational development that results in both optimal utilization of human potential and improved human performance, which together enhance the culture of an organization, and thus its effectiveness.
OL 532 Law for Leaders - This course examines legal and policy issues which arise in the formation and operation of organizations. Attention is given to issues affecting nonprofit corporations and associations. The goal is to provide the leader with the tools to recognize opportunities, meet requirements and assess risks.