Academics

Leading People

Course Number: GAFL 623

Leading People focuses on Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM), the combination of human resource management (HRM) and the strategic direction of the organization, whether public or non-profit. This course will examine the theory and principles of SHRM as they relate to job analysis, recruitment and selection, compensation, benefits, training and career development, performance management, and labor-management relations. Learning to deal with the daily SHRM challenges makes leaders and managers more effective and more valuable to the organization.

Semesters Offered

Leading People Spring 2018
Course: Leading People
Instructor: Darrell Jones
Course Section: 001
On-Campus Day(s): Friday, Saturday
On-Campus Time(s):

On-campus meetings for Spring 2018 will be on the following Friday afternoons (2-5:30pm) and Saturday mornings (9:30am-1pm): January 12-13, February 9-10, March 16-17, April 20-21.

Online Day(s): Monday
Online Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Course Description:

Leading People focuses on Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM)- the combination of human resource management (HRM) and strategic direction of the organization- of both public and nonprofit organizations. This course will examine the theory and principles of SHRM as they relate to job analysis, recruitment and selection, compensation, benefits, training and career development, performance management, and labor-management relations. Learning to deal with daily SHRM challenges makes leaders and managers more effective and more valuable to the organization.

This is a "hybrid" course, with synchronous, online meetings and once-monthly, on-campus meetings in Philadelphia, PA.

On-campus meetings for Spring 2018 will be on the following Friday afternoons (2-5:30pm) and Saturday mornings (9:30am-1pm): January 12-13, February 9-10, March 16-17, April 20-21.  The class will meet online weekly Mondays 6:30-7:30pm.

Leading People Summer 2017
Course: Leading People
Instructor: Darrell Jones
Course Section: 900
On-Campus Day(s): Friday, Saturday
On-Campus Time(s):

On-campus meetings for Summer 2017 will be on:

  • Fridays from 9:30am-1:00pm on May 19, June 23, and July 21
  • Saturdays from 9:30am-1:00pm on May 20, June 24, and July 22
Online Day(s): Monday
Online Time: 7:45pm - 8:45pm
Course Description:

Leading People focuses on Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM), the combination of human resource management (HRM) and the strategic direction of the organization, whether public or non-profit. This course will examine the theory and principles of SHRM as they relate to job analysis, recruitment and selection, compensation, benefits, training and career development, performance management, and labor-management relations. Learning to deal with the daily SHRM challenges makes leaders and managers more effective and more valuable to the organization. Summer 2017 On-Campus Meetings are 9:30am-1:00pm on Fridays--May 19, June 23, and July 21 and Saturdays--May 20, June 24, and July 22.

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Fels Institute of Government
University of Pennsylvania
3814 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone: (215) 898-2600
Fax: (215) 746-2829

felsinstitute@sas.upenn.edu