Course Brief


Effective learning is key to people development. Increasingly, that means work-based, self-directed, flexible learning. This course will give the well-rounded manager, irrespective of their own role, the ability to provide just that learning opportunity.


  • 45-60 Contact Hours

Topics covered
  • Introduction to human resource development.
  • Observing and assessing HRD needs.
  • Planning: designing HRD activities.
  • Action: bringing learning to life.
  • Quality: reviewing and evaluating HRD.
  • Process section: integrative case.
  • Organisational HRD strategies.
  • HRD providers and partners.
  • E-learning.
  • Mentoring.
  • HRD and theory.
  • Policy-making and HRD.
  • Communities of practice: the knowledge management perspective.
  • Strategic HRD.
  • Perspectives integrative case: the Investors in People standard.
  • Looking ahead: the future of HRD.