Human Resource Development

Human Resource Development (HRD) is the integrated use of training, organizational development, and career development efforts to improve individual, group, and organizational effectiveness. Attend classes for one weekend a month for 21 months to complete your Master of Science in HRD degree quickly and on schedule.

of all workers currently employed will need retraining

The Executive HRD Program

real-world learning
Your Network

Work closely with the same, cohort group of students who are your colleagues in the field.

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Graduating Soon

Attend classes one weekend a month for 21 months. Classes are scheduled for:

Friday night (6:30 -10:00 p.m.)
Saturday (8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.)
Sunday (8:00 a.m. - Noon).

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Experiential Learning

Learn in a collaborative, experientially based environment based on adult learning principles from well-respected faculty.

HRD at Xavier

The Executive HRD Design

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.

The program is designed for the busy professional in mind. Classes are held in a convenient campus location with a peer group unmatched by other institutions. Meals and breaks during class times are provided to ensure optimal time considerations. Exceptional faculty lead the program for a high level of engagement.

Top 10 Typical HRD Practices

  • Executive and supervisory / management development
  • Professional skills training
  • Technical/Job instruction and coaching
  • Sales and marketing training
  • Customer service training
  • New employee orientation
  • Health and safety training
  • Organizational development consultation
  • Group facilitation
  • Classroom, e-learning, and blending learning


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