MPHR-719 Strategic Human Capital Development
Fall for 2017-2018
John Sigmon
This interactive, theoretically anchored, and applied course is aimed at understanding the process and practice of developing human capital. It focuses on the strategic development of talent framed within the context of talent leadership. It is anchored in business strategy and views the arena of talent management as a critical means to achieve competitive advantage.

As human resource competencies have become a significant competitive advantage both in North America and globally, the pace and intensity of organizational training has increased dramatically. Organization Development/Effectiveness groups must demonstrate not only that their programs provide enhanced employee competencies, but that those competencies are of strategic value to the organization.

Some organizations now include continuous learning, often called the "learning organization", as part of their strategy. As a company's strategies change, and the types of management competencies and profiles need to change as well, Human Resource Development is responsible for this alignment. We will address these and related issues based on the belief that effective development practices are determined by the organizational context in which they occur.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None

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MPHR-719-01 Strategic Human Capital Development
Fall for 2017-2018
Spring for 2017-2018
Summer for 2018
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In today’s business environment, HR leaders are responsible for creating strategic environments that will turn organizational talent into a long-term competitive advantage. This course will challenge HR professionals to think strategically, leverage their HR insight and apply decision frameworks to work collaboratively with business partners in the development of Human Capital. Students will blend theory with practice and gain a perspective on how to create a strategically integrated Human Capital Development function that is anchored in business strategy and views the arena of talent management as a means for optimizing organizational effectiveness.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
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