Julia Bachman Awarded ATD Scholarship



Julia Bachman

Julia Backman

Baton Rouge - The School of Leadership and Human Resource Development would like to congratulate Julia Bachman for receiving the Association of Talent Development (ATD) – Baton Rouge Chapter Academic Scholarship. This scholarship was established to recognize an outstanding degree-seeking student who has shown an interest in pursuing a career in the area of Talent Development.

Julia is currently seeking a Bachelor’s degree in Leadership and Human Resource Development here at LSU. She returned to school in the summer of 2017 after working in surgery for eight years. She is currently working at the Baton Rouge General Medical Center as a Performance Improvement Intern where she works closely with their Leadership Development Consultant.

Julia decided to pursue a degree in LHRD after working for a few local organizations over the years and noticing that most of them have managers who lack the competencies to encourage a motivated, satisfied workforce. Many of the organizations were unaware of how to change a negative or toxic work culture.

“Every interaction, every situation, every experience is reduced down to how human beings regard and behave towards each other.”

Her goal is to further her understanding of interpersonal relationships in the workplace and aid in the application of this theory. After achieving her first undergraduate degree, Julia worked in surgery for several years helping others pursue a healthier life. She learned the value of supportive leadership and honest communication particularly with respect to team effectiveness, realizing her passion for Human Resources. Julia aspires to help others build their own leadership skills to apply in the workplace and to provide people at all levels of an organization an avenue to express their voice.

“I feel this will be my avenue to contribute to the improvement and progression of humanity”.

Julia applied for the ATDBR academic scholarship because she believes that ATDBR is an excellent local resource for training and development professionals, and the scholarship fosters development for students seeking a degree in the area of talent development. 

Congrats Julia!

About the School of Leadership and Human Resource Development

The LSU School of Leadership & Human Resource Development (SLHRD) offers programs dedicated to producing world-class practitioners, leaders, and instructors in human resource and leadership development. The BS, MS, PhD, and certificate programs are designed to develop the leadership, planning, analytical, problem solving, and change management capabilities that today's globalized organizations need to be successful. Additionally, SLHRD also offers two master’s programs and a certificate program, of which are 100% online. The School is housed within the College of Human Sciences & Education.  

About the College of Human Sciences & Education

The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. The college is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library & Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs, 18 graduate programs, and 7 online graduate degree programs, enrolling more than 2,020 undergraduate and 879 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is committed to improving quality of life across the lifespan.


Contact: Jeffery S. Portier
SLHRD Public Relations Coordinator
(225) 578-5750