Leadership, Training and Organization Development

Online Track

 Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership and Learning - Leadership and Organizational Development Concentration at the University of Louisville Online

The flagship Leadership, Training and Organizational Development option is designed for professionals seeking to develop skills in leadership and knowledge for improving organizational and employee effectiveness related to productivity, work satisfaction, morale and/or quality of work life. This option is designed for professionals who work with clients and/or various stakeholders to enhance workplace learning and improve organizational performance.

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This track requires completion of 36-41 credit hours. You could earn your bachelor’s degree in 3 intensive semesters!

Here is how:

Program Requirements 120 Credit Hours
Cardinal Core – Transfer credits or complete at UofL 31 credit hours
Work Specialization/Prior Learning Assessment Award Up to 48 credit hours
Major Core Courses
Major Track Courses
24-29 credit hours
12 credit hours
Electives 5-44 credit hours

Leadership & Organizational Development

Major Core Credits

Course List


ELFH 300 Prior Learning Assessment 3
ELFH 311 Needs Assessment 3
ELFH 316 Instructional Strategies & Group Facilitation Techniques 3
ELFH 341 Managing Projects & Work 3
ELFH 411 Human Resources Fundamentals 3
ELFH 442 Supporting Organizational Change 3
ELFH 578 Workplace & Information Ethics 3
ELFH 540 Program Exit 3-8
Total 24-29

Major Elective Credits

Choose 12 Credits

Course List


ELFH 312 Designing Learning 3
ELFH 314 Diversity in the Workplace (SB) (D1) 3
ELFH 332 Measuring & Evaluating Effectiveness 3
ELFH 412 Coaching & Talent Management 3
ELFH 420 Conflict Management in the Workplace 3
ELFH 460 Adult Learning & Diversity 3
ELFH 490 Leadership & Management 3
ELFH 575 Instructional Technology 3
Total Chosen 12

Students are required to complete a field project at the end of the program. The project may be conducted in the student's place of employment, with an approved on-site supervisor.

Course Descriptions

ELFH 300 Prior Learning Assessment (Portfolio Class)

This course taken in the first semester introduces students to the process of producing a prior learning assessment portfolio/documentation of workplace learning (learning outside of the college classroom).

Up to 42 credit hours may be awarded for documented work-place learning.

ELFH 311 Needs Assessment

This course addresses occupationally specific training and organizational needs. Students develop a proposal to conduct a needs assessment and a customized data collection instrument.

ELFH 316 Instructional Strategies and Group Facilitation Techniques

This course addresses instructional design strategies and group facilitation techniques for workplace and educational based initiatives. Students deliver critiqued lessons to communicate knowledge and skills needed for successful workforce advancement.

ELFH 341 Manage Projects Work

This course teaches the student to create and manage learning facilities, events and assignments, including budgets, tasks and resources. Tools and skills of Project Management are emphasized.

ELFH 411 Human Resource Fundamentals

This course is an overview of roles in field of resource management in context of the overall field of HRM, the relationship to workplace performance and the roles and competencies required in workforce leadership.

ELFH 442 Supporting Organizational Change

This course focuses on the reasons for and causes of change in organizations, and the professional and personal competencies to support change.

ELFH 578 Workplace & Information Ethics

This course focuses on ethical perspectives at individual, group, organizational and societal levels as they apply to leadership in workplaces and management of organizational information; includes examination of social responsibility.

ELFH 540 Program Exit Experience

This is the final course and intended to show mastery of the program standards. It includes two components: 1) a supervised professional work experience related to the student’s program and professional goals; 2) a professional portfolio with reflection paper that analyzes learning related to the Workforce Leadership and Performance standards. Students must submit an Application for practicum one semester prior to enrollment.


ELFH 312 Designing Learning

This course, which must be taken within the first two semesters, teaches the student to develop curriculum relevant to specific job requirements in occupations. It includes tasks analysis, measurable performance objectives, lesson designs, and course material development.

ELFH 314 Diversity in the Workplace

This course examines the challenges and rewards of individual and group differences within workplaces. It focuses on application of cultural competence and diversity solutions to meet group, organizational, and societal development goals.

ELFH 332 Measuring and Evaluating Effectiveness

This course teaches the student how to assess the effectiveness of instructional programs and learning in the cognitive, psychomotor and affective domains. Prerequisite: ELFH 312.

ELFH 412 Coaching and Talent Management

This course addresses knowledge, skills, and dispositions for workforce leaders in talent management, career development, and coaching strategies to maximize performance and goal attainment at individual, group, and organizational levels.

ELFH 420 Negotiation and Conflict Management

This course addresses the study and discussion of conflict, its types, sources, and processes with special emphasis in organizational conflict. Additionally, it introduces students to negotiation, mediation, and other alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.

ELFH 460 Adult Learning and Diversity

This course focuses on theories and principles of adult learning and diversity with emphasis on their application to the education and helping professions as well as applications of career planning and talent management.

ELFH 490 Leadership and Management

This course introduces students to the management functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling as they apply to leadership of workplace learning and performance.

ELFH 575 Instructional Technology

This course provides knowledge and hands-on understanding on current and emerging workforce instructional technologies. Students will learn the theoretical foundation of technology-assisted learning, and various techniques for designing and delivering technology-enhanced learning solutions. Prerequisites: ELFH 311

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