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Amna Yameen, Senior Lecturer 1

Department of Management Sciences

COURSE OUTLINE
Course Name
Course Code
Credit Hours

Training and Development


3-credit hours ( 48 Hours of class
work)
Human Resource Management

Course Prereq.
Name
Course Prereq.
Code
Course Type
Elective
Program
BBA
Semester
Fall 2016
Course Description

Prepared
On

Aug 17,
2016

Revised
On

This course deals with the process of training and developing people in
organizations. It covers a variety of approaches to instruction and learning
and contrasts these with their practical application. It also includes the study
of core functions of human resource development and the development of
an understanding of workplace competency standards. You will learn to
design and conduct needs analyses and to plan, implement and evaluate
training programs. You will also learn training techniques and the skills
required to deliver a training program.
Course Learning Outcomes
CLO
Description
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1.
2.
3.

Understand the issues in managing the training and development


function and its relation to corporate objectives and strategy.
Design training programs including consideration of training needs
and objectives, and principles of learning.
Conduct training needs analysis including organizational analysis,
operational analysis and person analysis.

4.
Write measurable training objectives incorporating expected learning
outcomes.

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5.
Use a variety of training and development methods, and select and
use appropriate methods to design an effective learning experience.
6.
Exhibit Understanding of issues in training evaluation, and design a
training evaluation procedure.
Teaching & Learning Methodology
Lectures
Case Analysis
Critical Discussion Questions
Empirical Research
Review of videos
In class activities
Textbook
1. Blanchard, Thacker & Ram (2012). Effective Training: Systems,
Strategies and Practices (4th ed.), Pearson.
Reference Book(s)

Student Assessment
Assessment
Instruments
Quizzes+ CP
Assignments
Final Project
Mid Term Exam
Final Exam

Percentage
15%
10%
10%
25%
40%

It is the students responsibility to read the assigned material prior to the


class. It is essential that each participant is prepared for, attends, and
becomes involved in all class activities and discussions. Students will come
prepared having read and analyzed the critical discussion questions of the
articles/assigned cases/chapters. Your grade will reflect the level of your
preparation, attendance, and involvement.
Assignment and Quiz Schedule
Week

Quiz

Assignment

Week-Wise Breakdown
Sessi
on
1

2:

3:

Topics &
Chapters
3
o Course8
11
Requirements
12
o Course Outline
13
o Exploring
15
Training and
Development
o Understanding
difference
between
instruction,
training,
education, and
learning
Introduction to
Training
o Training as
Open System
o Training process
Model
o Trends in
Training
Training &
Strategy
o Strategic
Planning, OD
and training
o Levels of
Change and
Resistance
o Strategic
Training
Alternatives
Learning Theory
o Learning Styles

Learning Theory
(continued)
o Types of
Knowledge
o Key Learning
Ingredients

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Activities
& Chapters
Department
of Management Sciences
Quiz-I
Group Formation
Quiz-II
Assignment-I
Poster Presentation
(What is T&D)
Assignment-II
o Learning Challenge 1- Number Retention
Quiz-III
o Learning Challenge
2- Directions
o Chapter 2: Introduction
to some Assignment-III
Familiar
Quiz-IV
Assignment-IV
Terms (Stolovitch and Keeps)
o
o

Reflection Activity: One Good Training


Experience and One Bad Training
Experience
o Case: Taking Charge at Domtar (Blanchard
pg. 1-3) (Home Reading)
o Chapter 1: Training in Organizations
(Blanchard, Thacker & Ram)
o
o Picture Card: Is it a training problem?
o Case: Hershey Aligns Training with Strategy
(In-class)
o Chapter 2: Aligning Training with Strategy
(Blanchard)
o

QUIZ-I

Evaluating outcomes of three training


sessions
o VARK Learning style activity (Home
Activity)
o Learning Styles (Work Smart)
o Chapter 3: The Human Learner (Stolovitch
and Keeps)
o

Role Play Assessment


Chapter 3: Learning, Motivation, and
Performance (Blanchard)
o Chapter 4: Getting Learners to learn
(Stolovitch and Keeps)
o
o
o

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Assignments
Assignment-I
Students are required to conduct a training needs analysis process. This will
provide the rationale and justification for the later phases in the T&D process
Assignment -II
Building on the training needs identified earlier, Students will design training
objectives that will guide their T&D module.
Assignment-III
Assignment III will entail the development of instructional strategy and
identification of training methods/activities that will be used
Assignment-IV
Students will develop an evaluation strategy to assess the effectiveness of
their proposed training program.