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Academy of Human Capital Development

Professional Development for HR and Labor Relations professionals.

We provide professionals the opportunity to keep up-to-date with innovative organizational practices that boost workplace productivity and employee engagement in an interactive environment. Our workshops and webinars are designed to develop and enhance the knowledge and skills required by HR professionals to enable them to play a more strategic role in decision making and add value to every department in an organization.


These face-to-face sessions are designed as one-to-two day high-intensity courses on key HR and Labor Relations issues. Participants are invited to our world-class Penn Stater Conference Center, where they are immersed in a highly interactive setting led by accomplished instructors.

  • One-to-Two day workshops
  • Topics focus on contemporary HR and Labor Relations issues
  • Professional classes that replicate working environments
  • Participation involves group analysis of case-studies and presentations
  • Earn HRCI recertification credit toward your PHR, SPHR, and GPHR

Lunch and refreshments are included. Lodging is available at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel.

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Keeping in mind that many of you are professionals seeking work-life balance, the School also offers webinars which are designed to appeal to practitioners across the globe. These interactive sessions will address contemporary issues faced by HR and Labor Relations professionals through structured online seminars.

  • Webinar sessions are generally 1-1.5 hours
  • Sessions are conducted by accomplished practitioners and academic scholars
  • Interactive multimedia allows for live chat and real-time communication with instructors and other professionals
  • Participants will usually have access to presentation materials after the session
  • Earn HRCI recertification credit toward your PHR, SPHR, and GPHR

On-Site Training

The Management Outreach Program teaches on-site professional development workshops for organizations that would like to bring our expertise to its own workforce. These programs can be tailored for the particular environment in which they are presented. In addition, the Academy will provide train-the-trainer opportunities for organizations that would like to develop internal capacity to teach this material.

Introduction to Supervision: Leadership
Introduction to Supervision: Coaching
Counseling and Discipline
Managing People
Win/Win Negotiations
Conducting Workplace Investigations