Course Number and Title: HRM 224 Training and Development
This course provides a practical approach to training employees in their industry and business environment. Students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to understand the processes of training and development. Components of training design, including needs assessment, objectives, evaluation, and presentation styles are covered.
- Identify training and development models used to organize the training department. (CCC 1, 4, 5; PGC 1, 3, 5; MAN 1, 2, 3, 4, 55)
- Identify how to design effective training for an organization. (CCC 1, 2, 5; PGC 1, 3, 5; MAN 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
- Describe the required methods of training. (CCC 1, 2, 5; PGC 1, 2; MAN 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
- Discuss the implementation and assessment of transfer of training. (CCC 1, 2; PGC 1, 3, 5; MAN 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
- Describe the role of an organization in implementing career development. (CCC 1, 2, 4, 5; PGC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; MAN 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
- Design and present training and career development programs. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 5; PGC 1, 2, 3, 4; MAN 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
See Core Curriculum Competencies and Program Graduate Competencies at the end of the syllabus. CCPOs are linked to every competency they develop.
Upon completion of this course, the student will:
- Identify training and development models used to organize the training department.
- Define training and its significance to the organization's success.
- Describe the various models used in training.
- Explain how to select the appropriate model based on strategic needs.
- Describe various employee roles in the overall training and development process.
- Identify obstacles which could influence training implementation.
- Identify how to design effective training for an organization.
- Describe the needs assessment process.
- Identify participants in needs assessment.
- Identify different methods used in the needs assessment process.
- Compare the advantages and disadvantages of the needs assessment methods.
- Describe the required methods of training.
- Differentiate between organizational, employee, and task analysis.
- Explain the benefit of technology in the training process.
- Compare and contrast training methods such as on-the-job training, simulation, and classroom applications.
- Discuss the implementation and assessment of transfer of training.
- Identify the various learning styles to tailor the delivery of training to each style.
- Describe the learning and transfer of training process.
- Discuss diversity when developing and executing training programs.
- Identify reasons for evaluating training.
- Discuss cost-benefit analysis in validating transfer of training.
- Describe the role of an organization in implementing career development.
- Compare and contrast training and employee career development.
- Discuss the steps in the development planning process.
- Explain the employee’s and company’s responsibilities in planning development.
- Describe the succession planning process.
- Explain management of cross‑cultural differences in development.
- Design and present training and career development programs.
- Research and discuss training self-assessments.
- Create training sessions/programs individually and as a group member.
- Research and discuss training using various methods.
- Create a career development plan.
The grade will be determined using the Delaware Tech grading system:
Students should refer to the Student Handbook for information on the Academic Standing Policy, the Academic Integrity Policy, Student Rights and Responsibilities, and other policies relevant to their academic progress.
Calculated using the following weighted average
Percentage of final grade
4-5 Exams (Summative) weighted equally
1 Papers (Summative)
Formative Assessments (activities, discussions, quizzes, homework, etc.)
- Apply clear and effective communication skills.
- Use critical thinking to solve problems.
- Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
- Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
- Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
- Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
- Integrate professional, ethical, and legal standards into business practice.
- Employ the various theories of management and marketing in a business.
- Utilize management functions, roles, and interpersonal skills to lead/manage first-level employees regardless of organizational size.
- Apply the principles of human resource management to organizations.
- Analyze and apply the strategic management process to organizations.
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