BUS 4680: Human Resource Development


Provides an organizational development model in human resource management to prepare professionals to train and develop people throughout the career continuum in the international arena. Presents an overview of mentoring and coaching, the role of team leaders and managers in performance appraisals, and orientation programs.


  1. Explain expectancy theory and demonstrate how to apply the theory to real world scenarios.
  2. Describe classroom-based training programs.
  3. Conduct an evaluation of a training scenario and determine at what level to look for evidence of the success of the training program.
  4. Analyze the relationship between HR and HRD functions in a large organization and apply this relationship to a small organization.
  5. Examine performance appraisal information in order to obtain person analysis data.
  6. Illustrate the need for succession planning with a real world scenario
  7. Compare and contrast the two definitions of learning, behavioral and cognitive and explain the training implications of each.
  8. Compare and contrast internal and external validity.
  9. Assess organizational structure/environment in order to classify who to involve outside of training in order to ensure transfer of training.
  10. Analyze the results of a Training Needs Analysis (TNA) to determine the content, methods, and instructional media necessary for a given training requirement.




Employee training and development (Rev: 6)

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin (2013)
Author: Noe, R. A.
ISBN: 978–0–07–802921–9
Price: $157.95

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