Human Capital. How does the concept of human capital relate to employee training and development? Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings
Strategic Training. What do you think is the most important aspect of strategic training? Which model is generally most effective and why? Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.
Week 1 Assignment Training Models.
Based on your readings and any research you may do, briefly give a two to three page overview of the corporate university model. Focus on why many organizations today are emphasizing training utilizing the internal university structure. You should have a minimum of three references. The paper will be evaluated on the basis of content, citations (APA format), grammar, and punctuation.
Needs Assessment. If you had to conduct a needs assessment for your current employer (or most recent, if not currently employed) describe the method you would use. Why did you choose that method? Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.
Effective Learning. Do you think instructional objectives help learning to occur? Why or why not? Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.
Week 2 Assignment Learning Theories.
In a two to three page paper, examine a specific learning theory and relate it to your current or most recent employer. Discuss whether or not the use of this theory would generate the same results in any other organization. The paper must use APA style as outlined in the approved APA style guide.
The Learning Organization. Which is the most important feature of the learning organization? The least? Why? Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.
Evaluation Metrics. What metrics might be useful for evaluating the effectiveness of a company’s training program? ROI (Return On Investment in learning)? Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.
Week 3 Assignment The Transfer of Training.
In a two to three page paper, discuss some of the aspects of the transfer of training. What are the primary factors that play a role in the success of the process? How can application of the training objectives be sustained? What are some of the challenges? The paper must use APA style as outlined in the approved APA style guide
Self-Directed Learning. Describe in detail how the characteristics of a trainee may affect their self-directed learning. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.
Effects of Technology. Do you believe that new technologies make it easier for a person to learn? Why? Why not? Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings
Ethics Training. Read at least one article on subject of “ethics” and “corporate training” from the University library and then answer the following: Can ethics be taught in a corporate training environment? If so, discuss how you would conduct such training? If not, discuss why and how employees would come to understand the corporate ethical values and act appropriately. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.
Week 4 Assignment Training Methods.
In a two to three page paper, review and analyze the information on traditional training methods. Which do you think tend to be the most effective and why? Which do you think tend to be most ineffective and why? The paper must use APA style as outlined in the approved APA style guide
Skills Outlook. What skills needed in the current workforce may become obsolete and why? Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings
Process Reengineering. How does process reengineering impact the field of training? Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.
Week 5 Final Paper
Focus of the Final Paper
Students may choose a final paper topic of their choice, or one from any one of the topics/questions listed below:
1. Discuss how employee training needs to evolve due to immigration and related cultural changes.
2. In what ways has technology impacted the way(s) we train employees?
3. How might employee training differ from one country to another on a global basis?
4. How can managers assist employees with their career development?
5. Discuss the future issues that will impact employee training both negatively and positively.
Students may make a recommendation for a topic not listed subject to the approval of the instructor.
Each paper will contain the following elements:
1. A discussion of the issue(s) at hand.
2. An explanation of specific rules and regulations relating to the concept (i.e. laws and/or policies).
3. Provide an analysis of the situation (the analysis can include historical information leading to the current
situation as the student sees it). What is your response to the content, either positive or negative? Defend your position. If multiple options/alternatives/positions are present and are being rejected you must also defend the reasons for rejecting an option.
4. Draft a conclusion (give your thoughts and opinions about what changes may/should occur on the basis of
current conditions and the research you have found).