Development of Training Programs

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The course provides the student with the 21st century developments in training, research and practice including the strategic role of training and the use of new technologies.



  • Examining the forces influencing the workplace and learning, various training design processes, and key roles for training professionals.
  • Defining how business strategy influences the type and amount of training in organizations, strategic training and development process, and the business embedded model for organizing the training function.
  • Identifying the role of the organization analysis, person analysis, and task analysis in needs assessments.
  • Developing competency models and the process used to develop them.
  • Understanding adult learning theories, program designs, learner outcomes and implication of learning theory for instructional design.
  • Examining a wide range of learning activities and actions to improve organizational effectiveness, individual performance and learning.
  • Appraising the latest technology in the delivery of training programs.
  • Developing an instruction using a curriculum road map, lesson plan, design document, and concept.
  • Designing application assignments and action plans to enhance learning and transfer of training.
  • Identifying outcomes to evaluate a training program, process used to plan and implement a good training evaluation, strengths and weaknesses of different evaluation designs.
  • Understanding the current role of workforce analytics and dashboards in determining the value of training practices.
  • Analyzing effective OJT, self-directed learning, web-based training, e-learning, mobile learning and simulations.
  • Identifying benefits of learning managements systems, formal education programs, training partnerships and corporate university systems.
  • Examining legal issues, managing diversity and career challenges that impact organizations and training departments.
  • Identifying future trends influencing trainers, training delivery, embedded learning and administration.
  • Utilizing current technology to develop models and strategies for conducting cost-benefit analysis and return on investment (ROI) related to human resources training and development programs.

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