This type of program will typically be offered as a specialization within a general counseling or organizational leadership program. Students can expect to learn about fundamental concepts in human development, psychology, human relations, and counseling techniques. In addition, those interested in focusing their study in this area will learn about organizational management, leadership, and other important business concepts.
Businesses may hire counselors with a focus in organizational leadership for full-time positions or on a freelance basis to help employees assess their strengths and weaknesses and devise plans for further professional growth. They may also meet with upper management to discuss organizational strategies. Jobs could also be available with companies that work directly with businesses to provide these types of assessments.
Most jobs in counseling will require licensure. The specifics for this will vary based on the state in which you wish to practice. Typically, you will need at least a master’s degree, a minimum number of hours of supervised clinical experience, and a passing score on a state-approved exam. For more information about the state governing boards in your area, check with the National Board for Certified Counselors.
Strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as an understanding of human relations as they relate to business are essential to a successful career in this area of study.