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HOP Champions: Human and Organizational Performance. Spartan Training and Performance.

ASCE-100 Human and Organizational Performance: Champions Course

Quick Facts

9-week course

Totally online,
fixed dates

10% discounts for companies sending 5-9 individuals

15% discount for 10-15 individuals

20% for more than 15 individuals

3 CEUs/
non-credit course

Course cost: $1,200

Course Offered: Fall 2024 Sept. 9-November 11
A weekly online 1.5-hour live session will be conducted to discuss the course content for the particular week.

Additional course dates will be listed here as soon as possible.

The Human and Organizational Performance (HOP) course addresses numerous shortcomings in many of today’s leadership and management systems, safety management systems, and work method planning and execution systems. With a foundational premise that human error is inevitable and that complex systems can contain latent error traps, the HOP course will enable learners to create team-based approaches to improve work system development, hazard mitigation strategies that make it harder for employees to do the work incorrectly and easier for them to do it correctly, and leadership strategies that empower employees at all levels to do their best work. Particular emphasis is given to implementation of a HOP culture and non-technical leadership and team optimization skills within a HOP framework that are often absent from other hard-science academic offerings. One of the ultimate goals of this course is to help organizations become learning organizations with a focus on continuous improvement in not only safety but in leaders, teams, and operational performance.

“The Human and Organizational Performance Champion course is great for anyone that wants to grow as a leader, expand their knowledge of HOP, integrate operational learning, obtain practical applications, and build resilience in your organization. The content provided by the instructors is relatable to challenges or successes that leaders face day-in and day-out. They hone-in on the origins of HOP, practical concepts, applicable tools for operational learning and are not just focused on theory. Each week there is an opportunity to engage in live sessions that bring multiple perspectives together so people can learn from each other. The weekly live session really models how people can learn by engaging the people closest to the work and by asking curious and good questions. The course goes by fast because you want to keep learning as you go. It is thought provoking if you want to learn. Your choice!”

Mickey Hannum, MS, CSP, CPSA, CPEA, SGE
Vice President, Health and Safety
McWane, Inc.
Class of Spring 2024

“This was a great course with thought provoking instructors. The course taught me several new things about Human & Organization Performance (HOP) and I enjoyed the different perspective the Spartan team brings to HOP from their extensive military backgrounds. I would highly recommend this course to anyone wanting to expand their knowledge in HOP or for anyone who needs a refresher on the overall philosophy of HOP as well as implementation tools.”

Matthew J. Twerdy, MBA, CSP, CHMM
Director, Site EHS, Collins Aerospace
Class of Spring 2023

Learner Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose of Human and Organizational Performance
  • Assess each HOP Principle's ability to positively influence corporate operations and culture
  • Explain why human error occurs during routine and non-routine work
  • Identify work contexts that influence worker behavior
  • Distinguish between effective learning strategies that will further your organization's HOP journey
  • Develop a notional policy statement for addressing human error and failure that avoids blame language


Randy Cadieux, Major, USMC (Ret), M.S., MEng

Randy Cadieux, Major, USMC (Ret), M.S., MEng

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Timothy Reynolds, Captain, USN (Ret), M.A.

Timothy Reynolds, Captain, USN (Ret), M.A.

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Michael Peterson, Commander, US Navy (Ret)

Michael Peterson, Commander, US Navy (Ret)

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Please download this Course Enrollment Guide for assistance in registering and accessing your Professional Studies course. Contact Randy Cadieux at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information about this course.