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Learn about Our Learning Outcomes

The HRD Learning Outcomes and Objectives were developed by our faculty and staff to be in alignment with both our vision and mission statements. You can read more about our 5 learning goals, along with our mission statement, below. 

The Graduate Programs in Human Resource Development at Villanova University are committed to our vision of developing global thought-leaders in HR who drive high performing, inclusive organizations and create meaningful work experiences. It is our mission to develop HR leaders through evidence-based education and applied experiences in functional and strategic human resource management, within dynamic organizational environments. We believe strongly that the people in every organization are the greatest asset of that business and to achieve success, the business must not only leverage but support, motivate, and develop those people. We educate our students on the research that supports these beliefs and provide opportunities for experiences to explore the application of these beliefs and the foundations of strategic human resources in our classrooms.

1.     Use evidence-based HR expertise to set the strategic direction of the HR function necessary for pursuing organizational goals and maintaining a satisfied and engaged workforce.

2.     Establish practices and initiatives that allow the organization to meet its talent needs, enhance the capabilities of employees, promote positive relationships, develop a total rewards program, and leverage HR functions.

3.     Deploy evidence-based interventions to facilitate organizational change and development initiatives.

4.     Manage organizational risks and threats to the safety of employees and comply with applicable laws and regulations.

 

 

1.     Use evidence-based HR expertise to set the strategic direction of the HR function necessary for pursuing organizational goals and maintaining a satisfied and engaged workforce.

2.     Establish practices and initiatives that allow the organization to meet its talent needs, enhance the capabilities of employees, promote positive relationships, develop a total rewards program, and leverage HR functions.

3.     Deploy evidence-based interventions to facilitate organizational change and development initiatives.

4.     Manage organizational risks and threats to the safety of employees and comply with applicable laws and regulations.

 

 

1.     Cultivate inclusive work environments regardless of employees’ culture, ethnicity, and personal background or lifestyle.

2.     Enable HR professionals to develop a diversity-oriented mindset as a professional trait.

3.     Create strategies that are adjusted to different cultural backgrounds and international environments.

 

1.     Create and maintain a network of professional contacts.

2.     Build and maintain professional relationships.

3.     Work as an effective member of a team.

 

1.     Develop an ability to source, analyze, and understand the meaning of scientific research, organizational data, professional expertise, and stakeholder perspectives.

2.     Cultivate an ability to evaluate organizational data to accurately understand key drivers of business and HR strategy.

3.     Assimilate the data in an organizational context to generate recommendations and effective solutions.

 

Contact Information

Campus Programs
St. Mary's Hall, Suite 119
800 E. Lancaster Ave.
Villanova, PA 19085
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(f) 610-519-5826
gradhrdoffice@villanova.edu

Online Program
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