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LIU Post Offers New M.S. in Corporate Learning and Development with Online and On-site Courses

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Rita Langdon,Associate Provost for Communications, Public Relations & Marketing
Long Island University, LIU Post
516-299-2333

Educators seeking new career options and corporate associates aspiring to new roles within their organizations may benefit from a master’s degree in Corporate Learning and Development. This unique program is offered in an online and in-classroom format by LIU Post (formerly known as the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University) and will meet the growing need for professional skills development in corporations, non-profits and the public sector.

Organizations large and small invest in training their employees as a way to improve staff productivity and motivation, gain a competitive advantage, or comply with professional and governmental regulations.  The volume of training continues to grow at a rapid rate, with much of the delivery moving online. Especially in demand are instructional designers who can also advise and consult with business leaders to reach the best solution to meet business priorities and fulfill goals

“Instructional designers, trainers and professional skills developers are key to an organization’s success, and the demand for their services is growing,” said Dr. Robert Hannafin, dean of the College of Education, Information and Technology at LIU Post and a former executive at PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP. “Our program equips instructional designers with a unique mix of technical knowledge  and interpersonal skills. It also prepares teachers for work in the corporate setting, where they can readily transfer their highly marketable ‘soft’ classroom skills – like facilitator, motivator, teambuilder, problem solver and manager of difficult situations – into the business environment.”

The 30-credit master’s degree is taught in a blended format – part online, part face-to-face – and can be completed in 11 months. Students will earn both the M.S. degree and a Professional Skills Certificate, credentials that will expand their professional horizons.

The program begins with an intensive, two-week summer  term at the LIU Post campus in Brookville, followed by online courses through the fall and spring semesters, and culminates with one more two-week intensive session at the university. Courses provide a broad base of knowledge in communication, instructional design, online teaching and learning, knowledge services, organizational behavior, and leadership development.

Graduates of this interdisciplinary program will gain the knowledge, competency and skills to be successful in organizations needing trainers, instructional designers, facilitators/coaches, and learning and professional skills consultants.

The M.S. in Corporate Learning and Development is administered jointly by the LIU Post College of Education, Information and Technology and the LIU Post College of Management. To learn more, visit www.liu.edu/post/corporate, call (516) 299-2857 or email post-educate@liu.edu.

Posted 01/08/2013

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