New Doctoral Degree to be Offered at Colorado State’s Continuing Education’s Brighton Learning Center in Spring 2010

Colorado State University Continuing Education will expand its offering of its doctoral degree in Education and Human Resource Studies in Organizational Performance and Change to the Brighton area this spring.

The seven-semester degree program is offered by Colorado State faculty at the Brighton Learning and Resource Campus at 1850 Egbert St. The degree has been created for senior organizational leaders who seek to develop skills and competencies to improve organizational effectiveness, enhance decision making skills and enhance analysis and research expertise. The program, which meets for five Saturdays per semester, allows executives and senior managers who are looking to obtain an advanced degree to continue to work.

“Colorado State faculty are world-renowned experts in organizational performance and change,” said Jerry W. Gilley, professor and program chair. “We are pleased to bring this program to Brighton and equip area leaders and executives with the skills and training they need to excel in today’s challenging business and institutional environments.”

While the program is grounded in organizational, strategic, and change management theory, the curriculum is focused on practical, growth-oriented activities to ensure educational relevance and applicability in the workplace. Strong theory-to-practice models are used to provide students advanced research competencies, the ability to manage change effectively, and skills to improve the performance and effectiveness of their organizations immediately.

“We are very excited to have the opportunity to bring Colorado State’s high-quality faculty and academic programs to Brighton and the surrounding communities,” said Hunt Lambert, associate provost of Continuing Education. “CSU is committed to supporting the flow of talent to the workforce and meeting the educational needs of our communites.”

The Division of Continuing Education at Colorado State University develops and delivers quality programs and educational opportunities in support of the university’s land-grant mission with full online and face-to-face graduate and undergraduate degrees; professional development training; certificate programs; online credit and noncredit courses; and industry specific training throughout Northern Colorado, Denver and locations across the globe through online and distance delivery modes.

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