Carlson School Building

Center for Human Resources & Labor Studies

Founded in 1945, the Carlson School's Center for Human Resources and Labor Studies is an international leader in education and research. The Center is home to a multidisciplinary research faculty, an internationally recognized Master's program in human resources and industrial relations, a doctoral program in work and organizations, labor outreach programs, and an active alumni association.

Alumni Mentoring Program

The Alumni Association Board facilitates a Mentoring Program to promote personal and professional development of current students and alumni through mentoring. The program boosts the HRIR graduate student experience with real-world exposure to the HR field through the professional coaching of CHRLS alumni and other HR professionals.

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HR Tomorrow Conference

Each year, HR professionals gather at the Carlson School to obtain new skills, grow their professional network, and discover the latest trends. Through a series of dynamic and interactive sessions, the HR Tomorrow Conference equips HR professionals with the knowledge and resources needed to achieve positive results. Stay tuned for details on the 2015 conference.

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Professional Development Workshops

The CHRLS Alumni Association Board supports the ongoing professional growth of alumni, current students, and HR professionals through continuing education events. Each year, the Center offers a series of workshops that are free and open to the public.

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Labor Education Service

The Labor Education Service is the only educational program in the state specifically focused on the needs of Minnesota workers and their organizations. For more than 50 years, LES has provided training for hundreds of unions and thousands of workers.

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