Human Resource Development

10 Units

HRD is a subset of HRM that focuses on learning, training and development. It has a specific orientation towards organisational learning interventions to improve skills, knowledge and attitudes. HRD also considers the interplay between national, organisational and individual needs. The course ranges from the broader aspects of HRD, such as skill formation across the labour market, the strategic role of HRD within organisations, to the more individualised aspects of HRD, such as influences on employee behaviour. Beginning with an overview of HRD, the course examines HRD Assessment, Design and Delivery in addition to topics concerning HRD and the Organisation such as the role of HRD in relation to organisational change and the various HRD interventions that may be utilised in the process.

Faculty Faculty of Business and Law
School Newcastle Business School
Availability Trimester 1 - 2014 (Newcastle City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Newcastle City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)

Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Explain their and others’ learning processes;
  2. Demonstrate a range of human resource development (HRD) competencies;
  3. Discuss the role HRD and its contribution to organisational effectiveness, productivity and quality of working life;
  4. Analyse the links between HRD and the individual, the workplace and the broader labour market;
  5. Locate HRD not just in relation to HR practitioners but also in relation to line managers, supervisors and others who may undertake learning and developmental roles.

The content of this course includes but is not limited to the following topics:

  1. Introduction to HRD
  2. Strategic planning and HRD
  3. Organisational change and HRD interventions
  4. The Learning Organisation
  5. Determining HRD needs
  6. Learning theories and program design
  7. Learning methods, transfer of learning, technology and media
  8. Assessment and evaluation
  9. Performance management and coaching 10.Career management and development 11.Management development 12.HRD and the labour market
Assumed Knowledge GSBS6001 Managing Under Uncertainty and GSBS6040 Human Resource Management.
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments -
  • Examination: Formal -
  • Case Scenario/PBL exercises -
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for GSBS61901

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