What is SHRLR's Professional Development Program?

The Professional Development Program (PDP) of the School of Human Resources & Labor Relations (SHRLR) at Michigan State University (formerly HR Executive Education), is the premier provider of professional education and certification in the areas of human resources, labor/employment relations, workers' compensation, and leadership. It is the only university-based center servicing all workers' compensation professionals.

Our programs facilitate professional success throughout one's career. From Chief Human Resource Officers benefiting from learning how to interact more effectively with the Board, high-potential middle managers preparing for promotion, plant managers and school superintendents with limited knowledge of HR best practices, attorneys providing counsel to employers, to those just entering the fields of human resources, labor relations or workers' compensation, all have benefited from our programming.

Programs are presented in a variety of formats to best accommodate needs of busy professionals. Delivery formats include:

  • Off-site workshops held around the country
  • Customized courses at individual organizations' facilities
  • Evening and weekend courses
  • Online courses

Regardless of the delivery format, all programs are built on a solid foundation of effective teaching and learning and include access to extensive resources and reference materials. Practical application is emphasized and supported by research and theory. Networking opportunities are encouraged. Faculty who are subject matter experts with real-world experience develop and facilitate the programs. The faculty conduct research and publish in both practitioner and academic outlets. Learn more about our faculty.

Join the thousands of successful professionals who have benefited from the expertise and resources of the School of Human Resources and Labor Relations at Michigan State University.