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Sample Human Resource Development Certificate
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About Human Resource Development

Study Index - Human Resource Development Training :-
HRDstudy provides comprehensive study materials to help you become an expert Human Resource Development.

Enumerated below are some concepts covered in the course:
1. Human Resource Development and the Organization (3 hours)
  • Main functions and activities
  • Linking HRD to Strategic Business Goals
  • Learning Organization
    • Benefits
    • Five Disciplines by Peter Senge
    • Organizational Learning
  • Knowledge Management
    • Methods of employing Knowledge Management
    • Benefits of Knowledge Management
  • Impact of Globalization on HR (offshoring, outsourcing)
  • Competency Model for HR

2. Legislation impacting HRD (2 hours)
  • US Copyright Act, 1976
    • Eligibility for Copyright Protection
    • Advantages of obtaining a copyright
    • Purpose of Copyright Law
    • Doctrine of Fair Use
  • US Patent Act
  • Trademark Act, 1946
  • Civil Rights Act, 1964
  • Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures
  • Americans with Disabilities Act, 1990
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act

3. Organizational Development Initiatives (3 hours)
  • Organizational Culture
  • Change Process Theory - Kurt Lewin's Model
  • Organizational Development
    • Appreciative Enquiry
    • Team Building
    • Flexible Work
    • Flexible Staffing
    • Diversity Programs
  • Quality Initiatives
    • Total Quality Management
    • Theories of Deming, Juran, Crosby, Taguchi
    • SIPOC
    • Cause and Effect Diagram
    • Scatter Diagram
    • Check Sheet
    • Control Chart
    • Histogram
    • Pareto Chart
    • Theory of Constraints

4. Adult Learning and Motivation
  • Andragogy vs. Pedagogy
  • Obstacles to Adult Learning
  • Learning Styles
  • Learning Curves
    • Increasing Returns
    • Decreasing Returns
    • S-shaped curve
    • Plateau curve
  • Learning Levels and Theories
    • Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
    • Herzberg's Motivation-Hygiene Theory
    • McClelland's Acquired Needs Theory
    • McGregor's Theory X and Theory Y
    • Vroom's Expectancy Theory
  5. Training and Development
  • Training and Development Programs
  • ADDIE Model of Instruction
    • Assessment
    • Design
    • Development
    • Implementation
    • Evaluation (Kirkpatrick's Model)
  • Training Delivery Methods
    • Classroom
    • E-learning
    • Blended Learning
    • On-job Training
    • Vestibule Training

6. Talent Management
  • Career Planning and Management
  • Roles in Managing Career Development
  • Model Career Development
  • Employee Development Programs
  • Succession Planning/Replacement Planning
  • Fast Track Programs
  • Flexible Work / Flexible Staffing / Alternative Staffing
  • Expatriation and Repatriation
  • Challenges in Talent Management

7. Developing Leaders
  • Leadership and Management
  • Leadership Practices
  • Grooming Potential Leaders
  • Trait Leadership Theory
  • Theories of Leadership
    • Behavioral Theory of Leadership
    • Situational Leadership Theory (Hersey and Blanchard)
    • Situational Leadership Theory (Blake and Mouton)
    • Fidler's Contingency Theory
  • Transactional Leadership
  • Issues Affecting Leadership

8. Performance Management
  • Organizational Values and Goals
  • Performance Management Standards
  • Employee Performance and Feedback
  • Performance Appraisal Methods
  • Errors in Performance Appraisal
  • Business Results and Employee Growth
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