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Administrative Unit: Business Administration Department
Course Prefix and Number: MGMT 461
Course Title: Human Resource Development
Number of:
Credit Hours 3
Lecture Hours 3
Lab Hours 0
Catalog Description: Study of Human Resource Development in three key areas of employee and organizational development: training and development, change management, and performance management. This course explores the methods of identifying training needs, designing and implementing successful training programs, and evaluating organizational training systems. Also, this course covers the process of planning and implementing interventions to create interpersonal, group, inter-group, or organization-wide change. Individual employee, functional, and organizational performance systems are addressed. Prerequisite: MGMT 361.
Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s): MGMT 361.
Course Rotation for Day Program: Available via AHE programs only.
Text(s): Most current editions of the following:

Human Resource Development
By Desimone, Randy L..; Jon M. Werner; & David M. Harris (Thomson Southwestern)
Course Objectives
  • To understand and be able to define human resource development.
  • To describe how human resource development can be linked to the goals and strategies of the organization.
    Measurable Learning
  • Identify the major phases of the training and development process (ADDIE Model).
  • Define performance management and explain the need for effective performance management systems.
  • Discuss the basic theories and concepts of organizational development and change and define the roles of the change agent, manager, and employee in developing intervention strategies.
    Topical Outline:
  • Introduction to human resource development
  • Influences on employee behavior
  • Learning and human resource development
  • Assessment of human resource needs
  • Designing effective human resource development programs
  • Implementing human resource programs
  • Evaluating human resource development programs
  • Employee orientation
  • Skills and technical training
  • Performance management and coaching
  • Employee counseling services
  • Career management and development
  • Management development
  • Organization development and change

    Recommended maximum class size for this course: 25

    Library Resources:

    Online databases are available at the Columbia College Stafford Library.  You may access them using your CougarTrack login and password when prompted.

    Prepared by: Kenneth Akers Date: May 9, 2013
    NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course objectives and cover the subjects listed in the topical outline. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.

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