Learn from Author and Former Caterpillar Executive David Vance

Learn from Author and Former Caterpillar Executive David Vance

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The following is a news release from The University of Southern Mississippi

Beginning April 4, Dr. David Vance, adjunct professor in the Department of Human Capital Development, will be teaching HCD 680: Managing Workplace Learning, a five-week, executive format course for graduate and non-degree seeking students.

HCD 680: Managing Workplace Learning conveys the concepts, techniques and practices that a chief learning officer (CLO) or VP of training and development needs to manage workplace learning effectively and efficiently, including strategic alignment of learning to the organization's goals, creation of a business case, development of a business plan for learning, and effective execution. It provides the basic business fundamentals a CLO needs and identifies the different organizational structure, funding and pricing models that may be employed.

"Dr. Vance is a true subject-matter expert," said Dr. Cyndi Gaudet, professor and chair of the Department of Human Capital Development. "This course is a great opportunity for students to learn directly from an industry leader."

In 2006, Vance received the Chief Learning Officer (CLO) of the Year award from Chief Learning Officer magazine. In 2004, he was named the Corporate University Leader of the Year by the International Quality and Productivity Center for their annual Corporate University Best in Class (CUBIC) Awards. Vance is the author of The Business of Learning: How to Manage Corporate Training to Improve Your Bottom Line.

Executive format courses meet online weekly and for an intensive three day, in-person session, allowing students to continue working while they study.

For more information about HCD 680, or to register, contact Suzy Robinson, administrative and logistics coordinator, at s.robinson@usm.edu.