Spring 2018 BLDP Seminar 

Seminar: “Human Capital Leadership – The Many Faces of HR

With Professor Jerome Dropcho

About the Seminar

Leading and managing human capital is imperative in today’s business environment. We will take a deep dive into the many facets that contribute to a successful career and help to develop you as a leader of people. Human Resources adds value in many ways, from reducing costs through benefits planning, workforce planning to ensure the right people are in the right positions, to knowing yourself and your strengths, weaknesses, and your ability to work with others. We will look at humor and storytelling as a tool for strengthening relationships and building morale, what makes a good manager versus a good leader and why both are necessary, and developing networking skills necessary in today’s business world.

About the Professor

Professor Dropcho’s background includes over 20 years in manufacturing, training, human resources and working successfully with diverse populations. Jerry is highly respected by his colleagues and has held extensive leadership roles in the HR Industry.

Who Can Apply?

Students (all majors) in the Rutgers School of Business (RSBC) and College of Arts and Science (CAS) are invited to apply for enrollment in the BLDP seminar. All applicants are expected to meet both of the following selection criteria: Have sophomore standing or above and have an overall GPA of 3.0 or above. A student can take the seminar without completing any of the other requirements for the BLDP. The 3 credits earned from the seminar are accepted as a business elective for most majors and concentrations.

Meeting Time: Morning in BSB-109

BSB-109 First Round Application Deadline: Applications will continue to be taken until all seats are filled. Space in the seminar is limited to 15-20 students.

To Apply: Review and submit the Online Application.

New BLDP applicants: Each application must be supported by two reference letters. One of the references must be from a professor or instructor, the other from a non-relative (preferably a current or former employer or supervisor) who can attest to the applicant’s character, motivation, and/or leadership potential. All reference letters should be directed to: Dr. Carol Kaufman-Scarborough, BLDP Director, Rutgers University, School of Business-Camden, 227 Penn St., Room 258, Camden, NJ 08102 or ckaufman@camden.rutgers.edu. Your application will not be considered complete until the two reference letters have been received.

Repeat seminar participants: Repeat seminar participants will be asked to write a brief essay explaining their desire to take the additional seminar. This essay should be submitted via the BLDP online application, including your name and anticipated date of graduation. New letters of recommendation are not required.