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):
Course Rotation for Day Program:
Available via AHE programs only.
Most current editions of the following:
Human Resource Development
By Desimone, Randy L..; Jon M. Werner; & David M. Harris (Thomson Southwestern) Recommended
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.
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.
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
Skills and technical training
Performance management and coaching
Employee counseling services
Career management and development
Organization development and change
Recommended maximum class size for this course: 25
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.