GSBS6190

Human Resource and Organisational Development

10 Units

This course introduces students to human resource development (HRD), a field of study and practice that an organisation can draw upon for improving its effectiveness at an individual level, group and process level and organisational systems level. This course also introduces organisation development (OD), a process designed to improve the effectiveness of an organisation by incorporating individual, group and system level requirements. Further, it is a planned and longer-term systematic approach often driven by an expert practitioner (internal or external) working in conjunction with senior management. HRD and OD consider how the wider contextual environment impacts on the organisation"s need to manage change effectively. Combining the foundational theoretical disciplines contributing to HRD and OD, the course introduces students to a range of learning interventions for improving the performance and effectiveness of a system.

Faculty Faculty of Business and Law
School Newcastle Business School
Availability Trimester 2 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Newcastle City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (Newcastle City Precinct)
Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Explain the theoretical foundations of HRD and OD.
  2. Explain their own and others’ learning processes.
  3. Demonstrate a range of human resource and organisation development competencies.
  4. Evaluate the role HRD and its contribution to a range of organisational outcomes such as organisational effectiveness, productivity and quality of working life.
  5. Explain the contribution of HRD and OD at an individual, group, and organisation systems level and in the context of the broader business environment.
  6. Locate HRD not just in relation to HR practitioners but also in relation to employees, line managers, supervisors, and group and organisational processes that may require learning and development inputs.
Content

Course Content

  1. Understanding HRD and OD in an organisational context
  2. Theoretical foundations ” Part I (systems theories, economics theories, psychology theories)
  3. Theoretical foundations ” Part II (behavioural science and action research theories)
  4. Capabilities, competencies and processes of HRD and OD
  5. Analysing HRD needs
  6. Design considerations
  7. Delivery strategies
  8. Assessment and evaluation
  9. Individual level interventions: Career management and development
  10. Group and process level interventions including management development
  11. Organisation systems level interventions
  12. Course Review and Contemporary Challenges
Requisites
Replacing Course(s) This course replaces the following course(s): . Students who have successfully completed are not eligible to enrol in GSBS6190.
Assumed Knowledge GSBS6040 Human Resource Management.
Assessment Items
  • Essay: Written assignment
  • Project: Training Design and Presentation
  • Formal Examination: Examination - Individual Case Study(s)
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for GSBS6190
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