Welcome To The School of Human Resource Education HRLD Program

Welcome to the official web site of the LSU School of Human Resource Education's Human Resource and Leadership Development Program. We look forward to helping you advance in this exciting field.

Questions or suggestions for improvement of this site should be sent to eholton2@lsu.edu.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Leadership Minor and HRLD internship guidelines now on our website

I have now posted the guidelines for Leadership Minor and HRLD internships on our website at www.lsu.edu/hrd.

Let me know if you have other questions.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Information on HRLD M.S. General Exam

Some students have asked about the format of the M.S. in HRLD General Exam. A new page has been created on the HRLD website that contains a great deal of information on the format of the exam and the procedures.

Check it out and let Dr. Holton what other questions you have and he will post them on the website.

Monday, October 24, 2011


Washington, DC
June 10 – August 4, 2012
Courses Accredited by Georgetown University
Early Deadline for a 5% Tuition Discount: December 2, 2011

Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies, the Institute on Business and Government Affairs combines a substantive professional experience for 30 hours a week with a challenging academic experience at Georgetown University. This fast-paced, eight-week residential program provides students from around the world with the opportunities to gain an edge in today’s competitive job market and graduate school admissions, as well as experience the excitement of Washington first-hand.

  • Aerospace Industries Association
  • Healthcare Leadership Council
  • General Electric
  • Quinn Gillespie & Associates LLC
  • Securities Industry Association
  • Siemens, Corp.
  • TE Connectivity
  • U.S. Telecom Association
  • Visa USA, Inc.
  • Internships – Competitive placements with corporate government affairs offices, trade associations or lobbying firms
  • Classes – Up to 9 credit hours from Georgetown University
  • Housing – Roommate matching and furnished on-campus apartments in the heart of DC
  • Guest Lectures – With Washington’s top policy and industry experts
  • Exclusive Briefings – At the State Department, World Bank and Capitol Hill
  • Leadership & Professional Development – Leadership, mentoring and career building activities
  • Networking – Interaction with seasoned professionals and student leaders from around the world
  • Scholarships – Approximately 70% of students receive generous awards based on merit and financial need
Students will be accepted on a rolling basis until the Final Deadline of March 7, 2012. Students applying by the Early Deadline of December 2, 2011 will be given preference in admissions and scholarship decisions and will receive a 5% discount on their tuition balance.

For more information and an online application, please visit our website www.DCinternships.org/IBGA or contact Stacie Allen, IBGA Program Coordinator at IBGA@tfas.org or 202.986.0384.

Please click here to request an informational brochure: https://www.DCinternships.org/tfas/brochure/index.asp

Fund For American Studies
1706 New Hampshire Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20009

Friday, October 14, 2011

Holton to Receive ING Professor of Excellence Award

Dr. Ed Holton, Jones S. Davis Professor of Human Resource, Leadership and Organization Development in SHREWD, has been awarded the ING Professor of Excellence Award by the Cox Communication Academic Center for Student Athletes.  Dr. Kenneth Miles, Director of the Cox Center said "We are truly enthusiastic and honored to recognize you as a difference maker and a steward of excellence."  Dr. Holton teaches about 100 student-athletes every semester in the leadership development minor courses. 

Dr. Holton will be honored during the Auburn football game on October 22.

Post-Graduate HR Fellowship at Oschner Health System

Ochsner Health System, a large integrated health system in New Orleans, Louisiana is pleased to announce a post-graduate administrative fellowship program in the field of Human Resources.  In reading about your program, I was hoping that the HR Fellowship might be appealing to some of your students/graduates.

I am including more information about the program below, as well as information on how to apply:

Human Resources Administrative Fellowship Application. Master's prepared students interested in post-graduate training and leadership development program. Advanced HR track. Applications due November 11th.  Fellowship starting July 2012.  Applicants can apply on: www.ochsner.org    careers page search  job number 500523.  For more information about all Ochsner Fellowship programs visit   http://www.ochsner.org/careers/leadership_recruitment/.

I would appreciate it if you would forward this announcement to students and graduates that you feel may be interested in this fellowship.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. And thank you again, for sharing with your students, career centers, and anyone that you feel might find this information valuable. 

Jan S. Brien, Ph.D.
Vice President, Human Resources
Ochsner Medical Center

About the Human Resources Fellowship Program
The Human Resource Administrative Fellowship is a leadership program that serves as a means to develop a broad experience in a fellow’s career that will foster their professional development across the Human Resources disciplines including:
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Organization Development
  • HR Information Services
  • Compensation
  • Benefits
  • Employee Services
  • Physician Recruiting and Development
  • Strategic Business Partnerships (Employee Relations/Field HR) 
Program Structure
Over the 18-24 month period, the Fellows have the opportunity to rotate through and experience aspects of nearly all of the HR disciplines, as well as exposure to understanding hospital, clinic and corporate healthcare operations. HR Administrative Fellows are exposed to a broad range of hands-on experiences that will prepare them for a successful careers in the Human Resources field. Joan Mollohan, System Vice President of Human Resources and Jan Brien, Vice President of Human Resources, serve as the executive preceptors for the Fellows and coordinate involvement with all levels of administration within the organization.
Fellows will focus on core competencies related to Talent Acquisition, Organization Development, HR Information Services, Compensation, Benefits, Employee Services, Physician Recruiting and Development, and Strategic Business Partnerships (employee relations and field HR).  After the completion of these rotations, fellows will experience a more focused training associated with organizational need matched with candidate’s interest.
Each rotation will serve as a learning experience for the fellow by testing abilities, as well as instilling applicable system and divisional knowledge related to the strategic plan of our organization. Applicable project work will be assigned within each rotation in order to ensure the Fellow’s progress is meeting the expectations of the program. In addition to departmental designated projects, fellows will also have the opportunity to seek out projects that meet their personal career objectives.
Leadership & Mentoring
Professional development is a fundamental component of the HR Administrative Fellowship Program. Fellows will be assigned to a preceptor who will be responsible for serving as a mentor throughout each rotation. Project reporting, progress evaluations, and feedback will be facilitated by preceptors to ensure continuous competency development of each fellow. Fellows will also have the opportunity to collaborate with executives and senior administration throughout the duration of the program. Examples of Fellow participation and leadership interaction include:
  • Monthly Operating Reviews
  • System Quarterly Reviews
  • Various Senior Leadership Meetings
  • Strategic Planning Sessions
The HR Administrative Fellowship offers a competitive salary and benefits package for the duration of the fellowship rotation.
Career Path
The Fellowship program aims to provide a strong foundation for each participant’s career. This foundation should lay the framework essential to pertinent organizational and leadership skills within Human Resources.  The program prides itself on aiding the Fellows in finalizing employment at the end of the Fellowship. Often times, this employment is within the Ochsner Health System.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Leadership Students to Volunteer 3,500 Hours of Community Service This Semester

A major focus for leadership students in HRE 4723 is leadership for social change.  Each student is required to work 32 hours for some type of social cause as part of an experiential learning project.

That means that our leadership students will be donating over 3,500 hours of work this semester to the community.  Way to go leadership students!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Dr. Lynda Wilson Takes Postion At UCLA

Dr. Lynda Wilson, a 2005 PHD Graduate of the HRLD program area of SHREWD, has taken a new position as Program Director for Humanities and Social Sciences for UCLA Extension.  UCLA Extension is one of the nation’s oldest, largest, and most comprehensive continuing higher education providers.  Dr. Wilson was formerly Dean of Academic Affairs and Operations with the University of Phoenix's Tampa, FL campus.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

New HRLD Web Site

We are excited to bring you our new web site for the Human Resource and Leadership Development Program in the School of Human Resource Education at Louisiana State University.

If you are a student this will be your home for critical information while you are in the program.  If you are a prospective student we hope this site will entice you to visit or apply to join our program.

If there are things you would like to see on this site please be sure to let us know.

Once again, we thank you for visiting.