Human Resource Management and Strategy at
The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.


Question:  What is the worst mistake a manager can make?

Answer:  A bad hire.

Jack Yoest Your Business Professor

Jack Yoest
Your Management Professor

Managers at every level and in every discipline get things done through the active support of other people.

The manager’s real job is to identify, recruit, hire, train and lead these staffers and supervisors.

How do managers get this done?

By learning the craft, practice and art of management.

We at The Catholic University of America start with providing world-class content where the mature supervisor can refine skills in human resource management.

This class explores the function of HR management in an organization, addressing such critical areas as recruitment and selection, compensation and benefits, performance management, and organization development.

We address how human resource programs and activities can be aligned with an organization’s strategic goals and objectives to enhance organizational effectiveness.

Human Resource Management and Strategy, MSM 533, Three Credit Hours.

Tuesday nights, May 20th to August 3d, 2019.

Open to graduate Master of Science in Management students and hosted by the Metropolitan School of Professional Studies at The Catholic University of America; other students must secure department permission to enroll.

The M.S.M. program’s Leadership and Management track is unique in its focus on skills-development. Building on the strong academic foundation of the M.S.M. program’s core curriculum, the focus of the Leadership and Management track courses is to provide students with a better conceptual understanding of leadership, to help them identify opportunities for their own development, and – ultimately – to facilitate the emergence of a better leader-manager.

Learn more about the Master of Science, Leadership and Management Track at CUA,


Jack Yoest

John Wesley (Jack) Yoest Jr., is an Assistant Professor of Leadership & Management at The Catholic University of America in the Busch School of Business. Professor Yoest is a senior business mentor in high-technology, medicine, non-profit and new media consulting.

His expertise is in management training and development, operations, sales, and marketing. He has worked with clients in across the USA, India and East Asia.

Professor Yoest teaches graduate and undergraduate business students at The Catholic University of America. He is also the president of Management Training of DC, LLC.

He has written two books, The Memo: How the Classified Military Document that Helped the U.S. Win World War II Can Teach You How to Succeed in Business and Management by The Book: 365 Daily Bible Verse & One-Minute Management Lessons for the Busy Faithful.

He has been published by Scripps-Howard, National Review Online, The Business Monthly, The Women’s Quarterly and other outlets. He is a columnist for Small Business Trends and The Stream.

His publications are linked here:

Professor Yoest served as a gubernatorial appointee in the Administration of Governor James Gilmore in the Commonwealth of Virginia. During his tenure in state government, he acted as the Chief Technology Officer for the Secretary of Health and Human Resources where he was responsible for the successful Year 2000 (Y2K) conversion for the 16,000-employee unit.

He also served as the Assistant Secretary for Health and Human Resources, acting as the Chief Operating Officer of the $5 billion budget.  Prior to this post, Professor Yoest managed entrepreneurial, start-up ventures, which included medical device companies, high technology, software manufacturers, and business consulting companies.

His experience includes managing the transfer of patented biotechnology from the National Institutes of Health to his client, which enabled the company to raise $25 million in venture capital funding.  He served as Vice President of Certified Marketing Services International, an ISO 9000 business-consulting firm, where he assisted international companies in human resource certification.

And he also served as President of Computer Applications Development and Integration (CADI), the premier provider of software solutions for the criminal justice market.

Professor Yoest served with Menlo Care, a start-up medical device manufacturer. While at Menlo, he was a part of the team that moved sales from zero to over $12 million that resulted in a buy-out by a medical division of Johnson & Johnson.

Professor Yoest is a former Captain in the United States Army having served in Combat Arms. He earned an MBA from George Mason University and completed graduate work in the International Operations Management Program at Oxford University.

He has been active on a number of Boards and has completed 26.2-mile marathon runs.  His wife of 27 years, Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D., is a Vice President at Heritage Foundation and a former Assistant Secretary, Health and Human Services and past CEO of Americans United for Life.

They live in the Washington, DC area with their five children. Their eldest daughter is an editor at a major publication and an NCAA National Crew Champion and four-time ACC Champion at The University of Virginia.  Their eldest son is an Army Aviation Officer flying BlackHawk helicopters and pitched at The College of William & Mary and a Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Champion. Their middle daughter studies Physics and rows at Bucknell University and a Patriot League medalist. Their two younger children are uncommitted.



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