Mission | LSU School of Leadership & Human Resource Development

Mission, Vision, & Values

Our Mission

To prepare leaders to foster learning, development, and change in individuals, organizations, and global communities.

Our Vision

By 2025, our School will be the premier thought leader in Leadership and Human Resource Development, recognized for world-class research, teaching, and service.

Our Values

Student-Centered, Applied Learning

illistration of human head with brainWe provide an applied, student-centered learning experience that builds in our graduates the knowledge, skills, and ways of thinking needed to become global citizens, leaders, and positive change agents.

Diversity and Inclusivity

puzzle piecesWe encourage diversity and inclusiveness through civility, the free exchange of ideas, an appreciation of individual distinctiveness, and respect for multiple perspectives.  

Strong Science-Practice Focus

illustration of camera iris We believe a strong theory-research-practice linkage is critical in an applied field and realize this through effective collaboration, the provision of evidence-based tools and interventions, and ongoing local and global engagement.


illustration of awardWe strive for a global reputation of excellence to be realized through rigorous, cutting-edge research, adherence to the highest ethical standards in teaching, research and practice, ongoing professional development of all members of our learning community, and the creation of an exemplary, dynamic curriculum that meets the needs of our stakeholders.