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Workplace Performance Improvement


The Graduate Certificate in Workplace Performance Improvement is designed for individuals who wish to develop skills in diagnosing and solving performance problems in the workplace. This program emphasizes the practical application of process models, tools, and techniques to workplace performance improvement situations.  This program is offered entirely online.


Contact Information

Jo Ann Fenner
(208) 426-2489
Kelly Weak
(208) 426-1312

Degree Requirements

Graduate Certificate in Workplace Performance Improvement, G.C.

A student may be simultaneously enrolled in the Master of Science in Organizational Performance and Workplace Learning (OPWL) program and one of the certificates offered in the OPWL Department with approval from the OPWL Graduate Coordinator and the Dean of the Graduate College. A student who is not enrolled in the Master of Science in OPWL program may be simultaneously enrolled in two of the graduate certificate programs with approval from the OPWL Graduate Coordinator and the Dean of the Graduate College. Simultaneous enrollment in more than two graduate programs is prohibited.

Please note that admission to a certificate program does not guarantee admission to the degree program and vice versa.  Credits earned in an OPWL certificate program may be applied to the Master of Science degree in OPWL.

Admission Requirements

  1. Apply to the Graduate College and pay the one-time only application fee. International applicants must satisfy the international admissions requirements.
  2. A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution of higher learning or a degree from a non-U.S. institution of higher education that is judged equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree by the International Admissions Office.
  3. Satisfy the minimum admissions requirements of the Graduate College, including a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher learning with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 for all undergraduate credits or a 3.0 GPA for the last 60 credits of undergraduate course work. All course work must be verified by official transcripts.  If a person fails to meet the GPA requirement, that person may submit a petition to the OPWL Graduate Coordinator.
  4. Upload a resume and statement of purpose. The statement of purpose should contain the following: (a) Heading that includes your name, email address, telephone and the program(s) to which you are applying, (b) 500 to 1,000 words, (c) single-spaced, (d) must address your career goals and how the course work for the program or programs to which you are applying will help you attain those goals, (e) must explain the strategies you will use to be successful in graduate study, (f) must meet the evaluation criteria.

Application and Materials Deadlines

Contact the program for more information.