Pathways to HR Director

Unlock Your Potential in Human Resources Management!

Pave your Pathway to Human Resources Director

This 7-month program is curated with the knowledge, skills, and connections needed to advance your career towards HR director. With synchronous online instruction one night a week, join us for empowering courses taught by esteemed UCLA Law Faculty:

  • Employment Law
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Wage and Hour Law
  • Negotiations 
  • Special Topics in HR
  • and an array of other essential topics!

Pathway Program Highlights:

  • 5 courses covering key Human Resources skills
  • One-on-one mentorship with an industry expert
  • On-campus and online networking events
  • Career advising
  • Special lectures
  • Earn a UCLA Law Certificate of Participation
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Program Details

  • Program Schedule

    Online Synchronous Instruction

    One night a week; 6-8pm Pacific

    Course #1: October 28 - December 9, 2024
    Thanksgiving week off

    Course #2: January 6 - February 17, 2025

    Course #3: February 18 - March 25, 2025

    Course #4: March 31 - May 5, 2025

    Course #5 (optional): May 29-30, 2025 (on campus)

  • Teaching Faculty

    Beth Berke

    Beth Berke, J.D., M.A.
    Lecturer in Law
    Founder and CEO at Beth Berke Consulting


    Joseph Fishkin

    Joseph Fishkin, D. Phil., J.D.
    Professor of Law
    Expert in Employment, Election, and Constitutional Law


    Jason Fiske

    Jason Fiske, J.D., LL.M., M.Ed.
    Assistant Dean and Professor
    Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies and Professional Programs


    Andrew Hoag

    Andrew J. Hoag, J.D., M.P.A.
    Lecturer in Law
    Partner at Fisher & Phillips, LLP


    Russell Korobkin

    Russell Korobkin, J.D.
    Vice Dean for Graduate and Professional Education
    Richard C. Maxwell Distinguished Professor of Law

  • 1-on-1 Mentorship

    Launch your HR career to new heights with exclusive 1-on-1 mentorship from over 30 HR Directors at industry leaders like:

    • Liebert Cassidy Whitmore
    • Mutual of Enumclaw
    • UC Irvine
    • The Fund
    • Panda Restaurant Group
    • Hackman Capital Partners LLC
    • Flintridge Preparatory School
    • Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI)
    • Center for Autism and Related Disorders
    • Family Care Network Inc
    • Advanced Bionics
    • Travelzoo
    • California Behavioral Treatment Center
    • City of Hope
    • OSI Systems
    • Lively Inc
    • Symmetry HR Outsourcing
    • She Executives
    • Tagg-N-Go Car Wash
    • UCLA School of Law
    • Monogram Aerospace Fasteners
    • and more!
  • Special Lectures

    Special Lectures cover topics such as:

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    • Taxation Basics for HR Professionals
    • HR Special Topics in Taxation
    • Strategic Leadership
    • Organizational Leadership
    • Engaging Employees
    • and so much more!
  • Tuition & Payment Plans

    General Tuition: $5,000

    Payment Plan A:

    • $5,000 payment in full, due at registration

    Payment Plan B:

    • $1,000 deposit due at registration
    • $4,000 due January 5, 2025

    Payment Plan C:

    • $1,000 deposit due at registration
    • $1,500 due October 27, 2024
    • $2,500 due January 5, 2025

    Professional Development Sponsorship
    If your employer provides professional development opportunities and funding, we highly recommend asking them to subsidize the cost of tuition for the course. This certificate program is an excellent professional development and networking opportunity, and your employer may be willing to cover some, or all, of the costs. To request reimbursement or sponsorship from your employer, you can sign and download a copy of this template letter via DocuSign for your purposes.

Apply Today!

Submit your application today to join the inaugural cohort of HR professionals on their path towards becoming a Human Resources Director!

  • Application Requirements
    1. Complete Online Application
    2. Submit an updated Resume/CV
    3. $100 Application Fee -- WAIVED for this inaugural cohort
  • Application Deadlines

    Request the application now to be notified when applications open. Applications will be open in mid-June 2024.

    Early Application Deadline: September 15, 2024

    General Application Deadline: October 14, 2024

    The Pathways to HR Director program accepts applications from qualified applicants on a rolling basis. As applications are submitted, decisions are rendered. Applicants can generally expect a decision from the admissions committee within two business weeks.

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