Training & Development

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Training & Development

Contact Hours : 30 hrs
Credit : 1 Credit
Prerequisite : None
Instructor : Dr. Subhash Gupta

 

Description

The course will emphasize the theory of training and development, research to determine needs, types of programs, practicum in conducting a training and development session, and evaluation of programs.
 

Objectives

The overarching objective of this course is for each student to learn how to assess, develop, carry out, and evaluate a training program.  To get to this objective, we will review the field of training and development, as well as the broader area of human resource development (HRD).  This means covering some of the basic concepts of training/HRD, such as motivation and learning theory, needs assessment, and the evaluation of training.  Different types of training programs will be examined, including orientation, skills training, team building, management development, organization development, and diversity training. 

 

The “applied” aspect of the course will come primarily through teams of students planning, designing, delivering, and evaluating their own training programs.  Other individual and in-class assignments will seek to provide other skills needed by HRD professionals.  Each of you as adult learners would be encouraged in class discussion to explain a portion of one of the lectures in the book. 

 

Three exams will be used to measure your grasp of the content of this course.  However, nearly 40%  of your course grade will come from active participation in class discussion and the projects and assignments that will be used during the semester.  There should be a lot of faculty/student and student/student interaction in this course. 


 

Grading

Your course grade will be determined based on the following:

  Exam One            
  Exam Two         
  Final Exam        
  Group Project : Discussion leading       
  Individual Assignments       
  Participation in Class Discussions      
  Attendance                     

 

TOTAL POINTS:              


 

Exam One will cover first five lecture.  Exam Two will cover lectures 6-10.  The final exam will be cumulative and cover the entire syllabus.  All exams will be a combination of multiple choice and short answer/essay questions.

 

Group Projects.  Students will form small groups during the first week of class.  For Group Project 1, each group will select one topic from the syllabus, and will lead the discussion of that topic during part of a class session. 

Discussions should be approximately 15 minutes in length. Every group member should have some part in leading the group discussion.  Remember, your main purpose is to facilitate the class in discussing the issues raised and not to lecture the class on this topic.  Once the discussion of your questions is complete, someone from your group should end the discussion with a clear conclusion or summary concerning what your group feels are the highlights or most important points made in the discussion. Both professionalism and creativity are encouraged in all presentations. 

 

CLASS SCHEDULE:

LECTURE 1 - INTRODUCTION TO TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

LECTURE 2 - STRATEGIC TRAINING

LECTURE 3 - NEEDS ASSESSMENT

LECTURE 4 - LEARNING: THEORIES AND PROGRAM DESIGN

LECTURE 5 - TRANSFER OF TRAINING

LECTURE 6 - TRAINING EVALUATION

LECTURE 7 - TRADITIONAL TRAINING METHODS

LECTURE 8 - USE OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES IN TRAINING

LECTURE 9 - EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT

LECTURE 10 - SPECIAL ISSUES IN TRAINING AND EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT

LECTURE 11 - CAREERS AND CAREER MANAGEMENT

LECTURE 12 - SPECIAL CHALLENGES IN CAREER MANAGEMENT

LECTURE 13 - THE FUTURE OF TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

 
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