Diane Burton is an associate professor in the ILR School at Cornell University. Her primary appointment is in human resource studies, with courtesy appointments in organizational behavior and sociology. Prior to joining the Cornell faculty in 2009, Professor Burton was a faculty member at the MIT Sloan School of Management. She began her academic career at the Harvard Business School teaching leadership and organizational behavior. Professor Burton earned her Ph.D. in sociology at Stanford University and served as a lecturer and researcher in organizational behavior and human resources management at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
In this course, developed by Professor Diane Burton, Ph.D. of Cornell University's ILR School, you will learn the skills necessary to reassert your HR role as a trusted, neutral advisor to employees at all levels within your organization. Students will develop coaching skills and learn how to foster a coaching culture while managing organizational HR needs with the most effective response for each situation.
Key Course Takeaways
- Tips for familiarizing yourself with the employee development landscape at your organization
- Ways to determine how to allocate your coaching resources
- How to diagnose the root causes of a situation and determine who in the organization will be the primary focus of an intervention
- Ways to develop interventions to facilitate employee development through coaching
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How It Works
3-5 hours per week
100% online, instructor-led
Who Should Enroll
This course is intended for HR professionals with 0-5 years of experience and global professionals from a diverse range of organizations, including for profits large and small, NGOs, and governmental agencies. This includes people who are seeking to enter the HR field, typically from an administrative, accounting, or payroll-related job. HR business partners, career counselors and aspiring professional coaches would also benefit, as would anyone in HR needing to develop employees or work with managers to develop their own staff.