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Date of Award

Spring 2018

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)


Department of Learning, Technology and Leadership Education


Dr. Noorjehan Brantmeier

Dr. David Daniel

Randell Snow


In the field of human resource development, the literature and research suggest that in order for students to become proficient practitioners in a global business world, there is a need for the inclusion of diversity education. The purpose of this study is to understand student’s perceptions of their competency development after a semester-long engagement with an Indigenous organization. The current study examines HRD undergraduate student’s competency development, using the Association for Talent Development (ATD) standards and focuses on the global mindset foundational competency. The participants completed a retrospective pre-post self-assessment to measure their competency development prior to and after the course experience. This study provides insight regarding which competency areas were increased and how project-based learning can promote foundational competencies in undergraduate students in preparation for future HRD careers.