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The department of Human and Organizational Learning, formerly known as the Human Resource Development program, is a two-time recipient of the Academy of Human Resource Development's "Outstanding Program" Award as well as the American Society for Training and Development’s program Quality and Excellence Award and is the oldest program of its kind in the country. Human and Organizational Learning focuses on the interrelationships among people, organizations, and learning, while utilizing systematic change processes.
Our programs teach learners to challenge assumptions through critical reflection, and foster group and self-directed learning. Theory, research, and practice are balanced throughout the curriculum. Students are encouraged to form learning communities to provide collective support, promote action learning, and model a learning culture.
The HOL programs are organized around three primary theoretical constructs: organizational development and change; leadership development; and individual, group, and organizational learning. Our multidisciplinary approach to organizational studies draws on the fields of management, sociology, biology, psychology, anthropology, and education.
Dr. Maria Cseh, Associate Professor of Human & Organizational Learning