Graduate Certificate in Workforce Development
Become a Change Agent
The Graduate Certificate in Workforce Development approaches workforce development as a holistic human resource strategy whose purpose is to develop people to meet the needs of for-profit, not-for-profit, and governmental organizations in Louisiana and the region. Graduates will develop the skills necessary to approach workforce development strategically, analyze skill and competency needs in the workforce, and implement workforce development processes that enable organizations to develop employees in ways that meet the current and future challenges associated with global competition talent development, changing technology, and other pressures.
Learn from a top-tier, award-winning faculty
LHRD's professors are recognized as thought leaders in their fields, ensuring that the experience is as rewarding as that of an on-campus classroom
Develop leadership and cutting edge organization development skills
The program fully covers leadership development, applied research methods, human resource analytics, and more.
Connect with an expansive alumni network
Not only does the degree prepare students to become HR leaders in multiple industries, but LSU's expansive alumni network can help open doors to opportunities in those fields.
What makes this program unique?
LSU’s Master of Science in Leadership & Human Resource Development or Graduate Certificate in Workforce Development prepares students to improve effectiveness at a range of professional organizations. Graduates often excel in senior HR leadership and consulting roles. The programs enable students to feel confident in their ability to identify and analyze workplace conflicts and develop solutions, help organizations achieve their business and leadership goals, and use evidence-based practice to help companies make lasting, organizational changes. Additionally, online classes and a curriculum that can be completed in 12 months provide invaluable flexibility to working professionals.
Graduate Certificate in Workforce Development Course Information
- Resume or C.V. with a complete and accurate chronological outline of all previous college-level education and full-time professional work experience
- Three letters of recommendation
- GRE Scores
- Undergraduate transcripts
- Post-baccalaureate transcripts
- Graduate transcripts
- Personal statement expressing your interest in the program. In 500 words or less introduce yourself to the faculty, describe your professional and academic goals, and explain how you think our graduate certificate program fits your interests and goals