This course is designed for public and nonprofit leaders and managers rather than human resource professionals, and provides a broad overview of human resources and talent management dynamics and responsibilities. Topics will include basic human resources functions such as recruitment, job design, professional development, employee engagement, performance appraisal and providing feedback. It will also explore current issues within human resources management, such as aligning people, processes, and technologies to deliver organizational value, identity and inclusion in the workplace, the role of organized labor, or other topics. The course will include practical application through case discussions and reflection on student’s prior management experience. While it will focus on values-based organizations, public, nonprofit and for-profit sectors will be considered and analyzed.