Master's Degree in Human Resource Development Helps Retrain Today's Workforce

Open House October 28 | October 7, 2009


This year, 75 percent of all workers currently employed will need retraining. Workers will change jobs five to six times during their career. $200 billion per year will be spent on training.Human Resource Development (HRD) is the integrated use of training, organizational development, and career development efforts to improve individual, group, and organizational effectiveness.
On Wednesday, October 28 at 6:30 pm, anyone interested is invited to learn about curriculum, admissions, and options for financing your future. HRD faculty, alumni, students, and representatives from the Office of Graduate Services will be available to answer your questions. The meeting will be held in Schiff Conference Center of Xavier’s Cintas Center. Parking and admission are free.
Xavier's executive human resource development program is designed to develop ethical, competent professional leaders who can perform effectively in critical HRD roles, such as administrator of HRD programs, training manager or director, instructor, facilitator, trainer, management development specialist, organization change agent, program designer, or individual career development advisor.
HRD practitioners enable individuals in organizations to perform current and future jobs, through planned learning activities. They help organizations initiate and manage change. They ensure a match between an individual’s needs and the organization’s needs. HRD is one part of the general field of Human Resources, others being labor relations, employee assistance, compensation, benefits, and staffing. The Executive HRD program at Xavier covers the specific areas of training and development, career development, and organization development.
Xavier’s program provides student-centered, practical and current educational experiences from experienced HRD educators and professionals. The cohort-type program, where students enter and progress with the same group for 24 weekends over a 21-month period, is most effective with adult learners in this field. 
If you have questions about the content of the HRD program, please contact the Director, Dr. Brenda Levya-Gardner at or call 513-745-4287.