The Graduate Certificate in Workplace Learning and Performance helps you develop the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to support both for-profit and non-for-profit organizations in improving organizational performance. It is designed for those currently working within the Human Resource Development (HRD) field and for those looking to change careers.

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Program Benefits

The Graduate Certificate in Workplace Learning and Performance at NEIU provides preparation for careers in business, industry, nonprofit, education, government and the military. Students learn to make important impacts to organizational success through the process of developing employee expertise and creating a productive, diverse and inclusive work environment.

This master’s program prepares current and aspiring human resource professionals for this role while fostering leadership potential. Learn to:

  • Assess the nature of performance problems;
  • Apply needs and task/content analysis techniques;
  • Assess the relevant characteristics of learners/trainees;
  • Design training, education and instructional programs for adult learners/trainees;
  • Determine the effectiveness of training/education/instructional programs;
  • Work effectively across an organization in order to plan, develop and implement performance improvement             

The above skills are in alignment with the Association for Talent Development (ATD) Talent Development Model as to what knowledge, skills and competencies are required to succeed in this industry. 

Career Options

Various career paths are available to graduates, examples are:

  • Training and development facilitator or manager
  • Talent and organizational development specialist
  • Training program manager
  • Learning and development specialist
  • Organizational change management manager

According to the U.S Department of Labor Statistics employment of training and development specialists is projected to grow 7 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations. Job prospects should be favorable due to the continuing need for workplace training and education.

For more detailed career information, visit the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Academic Catalog Information

Take a closer look at the Graduate Certificate in Workplace Learning and Performance and the courses offered toward the certificate.

Graduate Certificate in Workplace Learning and Performance

Department and Contact Information

If you are interested in the program or have questions, please contact the Department of Literacy, Leadership, Development and Special Education.

Literacy, Leadership, Development and Special Education

About Northeastern

Northeastern Illinois University is home to students from all corners of the world and is one of the most ethnically diverse universities in the nation. Our small class sizes, flexible schedules and dedicated faculty can help you succeed in your studies.

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