"Completing UW -Stout’s Training and Human Resources Development Master of Science graduate program has yielded deep impact on my career growth. Each professor possesses subject matter expertise and industry experience to inform relevant and modern practices, systems, theories and concepts. These learnings are easily and practically applied to designing organizational effectiveness and development strategies. The results of executing these strategies include: aligned talent and business growth plans; effective resource allocation; integrated talent architecture for acquisition>training>engagement>learning & development>career progression>operational excellence; financial achievement; and the attainment of core human capital metrics. Stout’s program is excellent - I recommend for those looking to expand their academic, business and people acumen, along with industries wanting to recruit well-prepared HR practitioners."
Class of 2020
"The UW-Stout TRHRD M.S. Program curriculum, group projects and experiential learning enabled me to better assess learner needs and design, develop and deliver meaningful training experiences for employees and customers. The TRHRD program helped me be a more effective contributor to constructive growth of employee knowledge that improves the organization."
Class of 2014
"The MS Training & Human Resource Development program was rare with its class offering. It was perfectly structured with just the right mix of teachings to introduce me to adult education principles, organizational development concepts, and the world of building and leading employee development initiatives. More importantly, the program allowed me to learn these topics and then apply them to real world situations through different projects that were set up with local organizations. This program has given me the foundational blocks of my career and has impressed many employers as it is not a degree typically seen in the industry.”
Class of 2012
"Stout MS Training & HR Development—The right program at the right time. I returned to Stout in my 40’s with a goal to advance my career. I had worked many years in manufacturing and attained supervisory level but wanted more challenge, responsibility, and earning potential. I was a little nervous about going back to school. It was a big commitment to complete a MS Degree, however I found the support and guidance from teachers and staff to be very helpful and reassuring.
The value of an advanced degree is in generating solutions. Stout is dedicated to providing no-nonsense learning to solve real-world problems in the workplace. After graduating and advancing to a Sr. Manager role I was able to apply that learning—achieving results that speak for themselves, with respect and appreciation from boss and coworkers.
Earning an MS degree was a proud achievement with life-changing outcomes. The program was a challenge that requires dedication and perseverance. Through it I gained a new level of confidence that impacted not just my career, but every aspect of my life including quality of relationships, standard of living, and personal satisfaction and fulfillment. The MS Training & HR Development degree from Stout was the right program at the right time. It wasn’t ease, but attaining it changed me in a profoundly positive way."
Class of 2012
"Engage – Influence – Transform! Completing the program has broadened my workforce development abilities. I’m engaging business leaders, partnering with individual contributors, and contributing positive leadership in organizational development programs. This program has sharpened my focus on the systems of learning and given me the skills needed today to add business value, deliver client satisfaction, and elevate learner achievement."
We Energies, Milwaukee, Wis.
"As my career has progressed, I find that the competencies learned in the master’s program at UW-Stout have provided me with a foundation of expertise that is rarely matched in the Training and Human Resource Development field. These knowledge and skills are critical in order to design, develop and deliver learning and performance interventions that impact the business. I still find myself using references from the program that I discovered over 10 years ago."
Don Stuckert, CPLP
Manager, Manufacturing Learning and Performance