Strong Partnerships - Ties With State Organization  In-demand Career - Job Growth Predicted for the Next Decade

Our Program

The demand for training and human development managers and specialists is growing nationwide and in Wisconsin. Our master's degree qualifies you for a great starting salary in a variety of positions, including:

  • Leadership Development Specialist
  • Learning and Development Manager
  • Organizational Change Manager
  • Talent Development Manager
  • Instructional Designer
  • Technical Trainer
  • Human Resource Development Coordinator
  • Training Supervisor or Manager
  • Internal/External Consultant

Unique Blend of Training and Human Resource Leadership

UW-Stout's polytechnic approach creates a unique combination of competencies in our graduates, including the ability to: 

  • Lead the Learning Function:  Serve as a strategic partner with senior leadership, develop and manage human capital, implement learning projects, and evaluate technology to enhance learning  

  • Improve Human Performance in an Organizational Context:  Draw on business acumen, analyze needs, propose solutions, design learning, deliver training, and measure or evaluate effectiveness 

  • Facilitate Organizational Change:  Facilitate strategic planning for change, build trust, influence stakeholders, leverage diversity, and help manage culture change 

  • Manage Organizational Knowledge:  Serve as a catalyst for knowledge sharing, understand business technology and how it enables and encourages organizational learning


  Richard Herling
  Program Director

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