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This term, we have covered eight Terminal Course Objectives and focused on learning concepts for each objective in your discussions, homework, papers, and projects. Here are those eight learning objectives.

  1. Given that human capital’s capabilities drive organizational success, identify core competencies in the organization, and examine methods to train and develop employees towards those core competencies.
  2. Given that training and development must align with the strategic goals of an organization, assess the organization’s training needs by creating a gap analysis using current HRM approved methods, including needs assessment, task analysis, SWOT analysis, and environmental scanning.
  3. Given the need to create assessment metrics for training adult learners, select SMART goals for training, and construct training objectives to align with the goals which conform to current adult learning (andragogy) theories.
  4. Given the economic reality that training return on investment will be a significant measure of training effectiveness, assess the financial costs and benefits of training activities, establish or work within a training budget, and evaluate the benefit of training through established ROI measurement methods.
  5. Given that HR trainers will need to understand how to create valid training plans and modules, describe experiential learning, identify learning methods and activities, and select and/or design the appropriate training activities.
  6. Given the importance of transfer of training, use valid and reliable evaluation methods to assess transfer of training.
  7. Given that employee development and employee training have both similar and different qualities, differentiate between the two HR functions and create a plan for employee development which includes employee training, career planning, and individual development planning.
  8. Given that ADDIE-based training and development should address contemporary issues relevant to all employees, incorporate timely themes into training and development programs, included but not limited to the prevention of sexual and racial harassment, diversity, legal issues as they arise, wellness, safety, customer service, management, leadership, and team skills.

For your first post, select one of the above Terminal Course Objectives, and apply the learning you have received about that objective to a workplace concern or problem that you have experienced at some time in your working life (or the work history of a friend or family member.) How has your learning from that TCO changed (a) your reaction to a workplace event, (b) your understanding of why something was done that way at work, or (c) your desire to do something differently at work? Explain the concern or problem, which TCO you are discussing, how it applies, and your analysis of either (a), (b), or (c) above. Respond to your classmates. Let’s try to cover all of the TCOs this week to assist with reviewing for the Final Exam! Your professor will assist.

 

TCO #5

  1. My reaction to a workplace event makes me think about the training experience of the a coworker within a company. Sometimes, though training is offered it may not connect with training methods and styles.
  2. Excellent training and poor training can increase the understanding of concepts and procedures that have been in place for years whether they work or not. Some habits are hard to break and sometimes trainers can get stuck in their own way of learning that connecting with other concepts is greatly reduced.
  3. I have a desire to do a lot differently at work and have had the opportunities to implement some changes that have made the company I work for better and more productive. Appealing to the trainee in different ways is important and making that connection is necessary.