Earlier this month, Dr. Bates signed a cooperative agreement with the Escuela de Empresas of San Francisco de Quito University, located in Quito Ecuador, on behalf of the HR/IO Consultancy in the School of Human Resource Education & Workforce Development. The agreement is designed to promote institutional collaboration, training-related research, and to advance corporate and other training programs for the Ecuadorian market. Specific objectives include: 1) Implementing collaborative research projects that advance individual, team and organizational performance, employee well-being, and which advance the science and practice of human resource development, 2) Develop a faculty exchange program to promote the participation of faculty from both Louisiana State University and the Escuela de Empresas of San Francisco de Quito University in collaborative research and teaching, and 3) Conduct collaborative applied projects aimed at developing cost effective solutions for organizational clients in the following areas: employee attitude surveys; training program evaluation; training climate analysis; training needs assessment; job analysis; competency modeling; organizational network analysis; personnel selection; employee retention/turnover; and statistical consultation. We are so excited for Dr. Bates!
In April 2014, Dr. J.C. Bunch attended the Association for International Agricultural Education and Extension Research conference in Miami, FL. While at the conference, Dr. Bunch presented his work over faculty training in Liberia, Africa. Dr. Bunch’s work was recognized as one of three outstanding poster presentations.
Dr. Rizzuto: Co-chaired the Doctoral Consortium of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
On May 14, 2014, School of Human Resource Education & Workforce Development’s own Dr. Tracey Rizzuto co-chaired the Doctoral Consortium of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (American Psychological Association Division 14) in Honolulu, Hawaii. The consortium featured premiere scholars and editorial from top journals in the field, and was attended by 35 doctoral student participants from around the globe. Louisiana State University’s College of Human Sciences & Education and School of Human Resource Education & Workforce Development sponsored a webinar of the programming, to enable students who were unable to attend the consortium to take advantage of the professional resources.
Dr. Holton: Director of SHREWD will also be Interim Director of the School of Library & Information Science effective July 1, 2014
Dr. Ed Holton, Director of SHREWD, has agreed to serve as the Interim Director of SLIS, effective July 1, 2014. Dr. Holton’s prior experience as an Associate Director, Interim Associate Dean, and Director augments his reputation as an effective and objective leader, and he will add value to the School of Library & Information Science during this transitional period. The School of Human Resource Education & Workforce Development is excited for SLIS and for Dr. Holton!
On May 28th, Dr. Tracey Rizzuto travelled with Baton Rouge leaders to attend a specialized training workshop with Dr. David Kennedy of the National Network for Safe Communities at the John Jay School for Criminal Justice (CUNY) City University of New York. http://theadvocate.com/news/police/9322214-123/br-leaders-travel-to-new