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Workplace Training and Leadership

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Become a leader or manager in an agency, business, or industry, and other organizational contexts. The B.S. in Workplace Training and Leadership (WTL) prepares you to diagnose individual and organizational needs; to design, implement, and evaluate learning development; and change strategies to improve performance. The B.S. WTL has an emphasis in Professional Technical Education (Career and Technical Education) for CTE educators teaching industry trades and professions.

B.S. Workplace Training & Leadership

Human Resource Development Minor

Organizational Leadership Minor

Workplace Training & Leadership Minor

Organizational Leadership Certificate

B.S. Workplace Training and Leadership

Preparing professional educators for leadership, development and performance improvement in organizations.

Graduation Requirements:

  • Workplace Training and Leadership Core (33 credits)
  • Workplace Training and Leadership, PTE Emphasis (33 credits)
  • WTL Electives (51 credits)
    • Option:  Competency-Based Experience demonstrating subject matter expertise (24 credits)
  • WTL-CTE Electives (51 credits)
    • Option:  Competency-Based Experience demonstrating subject matter expertise (24 credits)
    • Option:  Technical Specialization (from AAS degree) (18 credits)
  • General education requirements for a B.S. Degree (36 credits)

Career Opportunities:

Training & Development Specialist/Director

Supervisor/Manager

Organizational Leader/Executive

Trainer/Learning Specialist

Consultant

Organizational Development professional

Facility Manager

Community Relations Coordinator

Organizational Effectiveness professional

Retail Associate/Management

Workplace Training and Leadership Minor

The minor in Workplace Training and Leadership is intended to provide students interested in workplace training functions with a suite of skills, knowledge, and experiences in training (design, development, and delivery), and development, which are considered the non-training human development activities in which organizations (private, public, education) engage. Consider this minor for Business, Communications, and Health Sciences students who have an interest in working in a training role within their industry or field.

Preparing professional educators for leadership, development, and performance improvement in organizations.

  • WTL Minor  (18 credits)
    • Workplace Training and Leadership Core (12 credits)
    • Workplace Training and Leadership Electives (6 credits)

ISU Catalog - Workplace Training and Leadership Minor

Human Resource Development Minor

The minor in Human Resource Development (HRD) is intended to provide students interested in the human resource development discipline with a framework for facilitating employee development of professional workplace skills, knowledge, and experiences. This HRD framework expands to organizational development, succession planning, and performance management. Consider this minor for Business, Communications, Public Administration, and Health Sciences students who have an interest in coaching individuals and organizations to reach their potential.

Preparing professional educators for leadership, development, and performance improvement in organizations.

  • HRD Minor (18 credits)
    • Workplace Training and Leadership Core (15 credits)
    • Human Resource Development Electives (3 credits)

ISU Catalog - Human Resource Development Minor

Organizational Leadership Minor

The minor in Organizational Leadership is intended for students who desire to have a better understanding of the theories and practices of leadership and change applied in organizations, as these are currently two of the most popular and sought after content areas across industries. Consider this minor for Business, Communications, Sociology, Psychology, Public Administration, and Health Sciences students who have an interest in leadership roles in their organizations.

Preparing professional educators for leadership, development, and performance improvement in organizations.

  • Organizational Leadership Minor (18 credits)
    • Workplace Training and Leadership Core (15 credits)
    • Organizational Leadership Electives (3 credits)

ISU Catalog – Organizational Leadership Minor

Organizational Leadership Certificate

The baccalaureate certificate in Organizational Leadership and Performance is intended for career professionals seeking middle leadership career paths. This certificate prepares rising professionals and develops their potential for leadership positions within businesses and industries. This certificate advantages career professionals seeking middle leadership positions.

Preparing professional educators for leadership, development, and performance improvement in organizations.

  • Organizational Leadership Certificate (15 credits)
    • Workplace Training and Leadership Core (12 credits)
    • Organizational Leadership Certificate Electives (3 credits)

ISU Catalog – Organizational Leadership Certificate