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Join us October 25-27 to mark the 60th anniversary of WVU’s Master of Science in Industrial Relations (MSIR) program. Activities include a tailgate before the WVU vs. Baylor football game, professional development conference, gala dinner and golf outing.

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We have an action-packed weekend planned.

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Call for Photos

We are looking for photos highlighting the MSIR program throughout the past 60 years!

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West Virginia University is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP professional development credits (PDCs). This program is valid for 5 PDCs. 
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Dr. Gil Lancaster

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Yale University
Associate Director, Cardiovascular Fellowship Program
EMBRACE: A New Approach to Healthcare Reform

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Dr. John Deskins

Director, WVU Bureau of Business and Economic Research; Associate Professor, Economics; Assistant Dean for Outreach and Engagement, WVU College of Business and Economics

West Virginia Forward
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Dr. Neil Bucklew

President and Professor Emeritus, West Virginia University 

The Future of Labor Relations in the USA: Death Knoll or Vibrant Recovery
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Holly Petroff

Executive Vice President of Global Consulting for Great Place to Work

A Great Place To Work For All: Better for Business. Better for People. Better for the World. 
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Mark Guthrie

Senior Vice President - HR North American Operations, The Hertz Corporation

Being a Courageous HR Business Partner
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Rob Massy

Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Westinghouse

Evolution of Employment Relationships During Reductions in Mutual Dependency, Loyalty, and Long-term Security
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