"Drake’s Talent Development Minor has been extremely valuable for me as I look to pursue roles in HR where I’ll be able to help others learn and grow. The TD courses I’ve taken so far have helped me develop skills in consulting, leadership, performance analysis, and technology. I think these skills are essential for anyone looking to help others grow as leaders and also grow as leaders themselves!"
—Jessie Rebstock, Drake Class of 2022
This minor is open to all undergraduate students regardless of major. The courses in this minor provide transferable skills that will be beneficial regardless of the career field you choose.
Talent Development (also called Training and Development or TD) professionals support the learning and development efforts in organizational settings. Talent development work includes:
TD professionals support the organization’s human resource strategy. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020), the profession is expected to grow 9% between 2019 and 2029.
Add this minor to your studies because:
The minor is 18 credit hours and includes three TD courses and two electives in technology, digital media, graphic design, or website development.
Follow this link for detailed course descriptions.
Required Courses (12 credit hours)
There are three required courses (9 credit hours):
Plus an additional Talent Development course (3 credits):
Six additional credit hours are required to complete the minor. These can be TD courses, pre-approved Digital Media and Graphic Design courses, or other relevant courses approved by the TD advisor. Highly recommended are courses in Technical Writing, Psychology (especially Organizational Psychology), Human Resource Management, and Leadership. The following courses have been pre-approved:
The minor is open to undergraduate Drake students in all majors. Students may start taking TD courses in their sophomore year. Students must hold a minimum of a 3.0 GPA to be eligible to start the program. Exceptions are possible in special circumstances, please contact the TD advisor for additional information.
If you think the Adult Learning & Talent Development minor might be right for you, chat with your advisor or contact:
Dr. Cris Wildermuth