ATD Learning & Development Degree Directory

Search for advanced degree and certificate programs in HR, training, and learning & development-related fields from this comprehensive list of more than 300 institutes of higher learning.

University of Wisconsin - Stout

Applied Learning + Career Focus + Industry Collaboration = Our Polytechnic Advantage

University of Wisconsin - Stout

The University of Wisconsin-Stout is a public university located in Menomonie, Wisconsin, and has been designated “Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University” since 2007 by the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System. Polytechnic institutions are career-focused, technology-driven universities that offer undergraduate and graduate degrees based in applied learning and research, and only 3% of the universities in the United States are considered polytechnic.

As Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, we fulfill our mission through a curriculum that combines interdisciplinary knowledge and discipline-specific technical skills with critical thinking, creative problem-solving, communication, and social and ethical reasoning skills to better the human condition.

At UW-Stout, we know adult learners have work, family, or military obligations that require maximum flexibility and one-to-one support. Customized Instruction (CI) certificates, certifications, and undergraduate or graduate CI programs are ideal for learners seeking an engaging online and hybrid learning experience.

The UW - Stout community supports educational pathways and programs with a learner-centered approach that advocates for individual success in pursuit of lifelong learning. Whatever path you're on, at whatever stage in your life or career, the experienced faculty and staff at UW-Stout will provide the support and resources to help you achieve your professional and personal goals.


  • Online | M.S. Training and Talent Development

    The Master of Science in Training and Talent Development (TTD) prepares professionals to successfully lead workplace learning, performance, and change at the individual, group, and organizational levels regardless of sector or industry. The custom instruction (CI) courses in the TTD program are delivered asynchronously online, allowing for greater flexibility to meet working adults' personal and professional lifestyles. The program also has an engaged Program Advisory Committee that provides valuable insight and guidance to influence the future direction of the curriculum and, ultimately, the talent development capabilities of the students who graduate from the program.

    Learning Outcomes

    1. 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.
    2. Improve Human Performance in an Organizational Context:...
      More Information » www.uwstout.edu/programs/ms-training-and-talent-de...

    Online | M.S. Training and Talent Develo...
  • Online | Organizational Development and Consulting Certificate

    The Organizational Development and Conculting Certificate (ODCC) is designed to enhance your consulting abilities and increase your value as a strategic partner to drive positive change within organizations. The nine-credit ODCC combines theory and practical application to develop a comprehensive understanding of organizational development principles, strategies, and essential internal/external consulting skills. Certificate participants will gain the expertise to address organizational challenges, enhance individual/team/organizational performance, and foster a culture of continuous improvement. 

    Target Audience

    The Oganizational Development and Consulting Certificate is ideal for professionals seeking to advance their careers in organizational development, change management, human resources, consulting roles, and/or individuals who are responsible for driving organizational change or improving team performance.

    More Information » www.uwstout.edu/programs/organizational-developmen...

    Online | Organizational Development and...
  • Online | Train-the-Trainer - Undergraduate/Graduate Certificate

    Advance your career by earning the Train-the-Trainer certificate through the University of Wisconsin –Stout! Whether you are pursuing an undergraduate/graduatecertificate or registered apprenticeship, classes in the Train-the-Trainer certificate will help you build foundational training anddevelopment competencies, leverage technology to facilitate learning, and manage change to improve individual, team, and organizational performance. Online and asynchronous delivery of courses allows greater flexibility to manage competing employee and organizational priorities.


    “Earn as you learn” by enrolling in the Train-the-Trainer certificate and Wisconsin Department of Labor registered apprenticeship. The Train-the-Trainer apprenticeship requires 144 hours (9 college credits) of related instruction and provides 2000 hours (one year) of paid on-the-job training for apprentices to apply their newly acquired knowledge and skills to develop indivi...
    More Information » www.uwstout.edu/programs/workforce-development-spe...

    Online | Train-the-Trainer - Undergradua...
  • Online | Strategic Leadership in Talent Development Certificate

    Cultivating leadership competencies and self-awareness to motivate and lead others through change and uncertainty is fundamental to talent development success. Participants will learn to positively influence individuals, build organizational relationships, and prepares practitioners to manage planned and unexpected change at the individual, team, and organizational levels.

    Target Audience

    The target audience for the Strategic Leadership in Talent Development Certificate is anyone involved in training and/or talent/human resource development, with an undergraduate degree, and is interested in learning more about effective leadership techniques, building collaboration skills, and managing change to improve organizational performance.  

    More Information » www.uwstout.edu/programs/strategic-leadership-tale...

    Online | Strategic Leadership in Talent...
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