BHR 4680 Training and Development
Unit I Assessment
Identify and summarize five models used to organize training departments. If you were the Vice President of Human Resource Training, which model would you choose to organize your department? Explain why you would choose this model. Your response should be at least 200 words in length
Explain the organizational characteristics that influence training. Explain which of these characteristics you think is the most important and why. Your response should be at least 200 words in length.
Explain the four business strategies, what each one emphasizes, how they are achieved, and their key issues and training implications. Your response should be at least 200 words in length
Unit II Assessment
Explain a competency model. How is it related to job analysis? Summarize the process used in developing a competency model. Your response should be at least 200 words in length.
Explain why a needs assessment is necessary and who should participate in the process. Your response should be at least 200 words in length
You have just been assigned as your organization’s training manager and must conduct a new needs assessment for a new project. Describe the method you would use. Your response should be at least 200 words in length
Discuss the methods used in needs assessment and provide examples. Your response should be at least 200 words in length
Unit III Assessment
Describe the learning condition you think is most necessary for learning to occur. Use specific examples to support your answer.
You have just been assigned a training event in your organization. Since the training event will consist of purely adults, explain the considerations you should take into account. Your response should be at least 200 words in length
Unit IV Assessment
You have just been promoted to be the program manager of the training department in your organization. What considerations must you consider in regards to selecting a training site, preparing the training site, and choosing the trainers? Your response should be at least 500 words in length
Describe three issues that can increase transfer of learning and three obstacles that can hinder transfer of learning. Your response should be at least 500 words in length
Unit V Homework
Use the Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration website and find the area on Registered Apprenticeship. Explore the Employers section. Based on the information found here, create an apprenticeship proposal for a position in the company you work for or wish to work for. In your apprenticeship, make sure to include specific skills the apprentice will be learning, the modeling and practice techniques that will be used, and the feedback process that will be incorporated (both informal and formal). Explain how many hours per week the apprentice will work, and how long the entire apprenticeship should take. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of your apprenticeship program.
Use Microsoft Word to create your proposal. The proposal should be between two to three pages in length, and all sources used need to be cited according to APA format.
Unit VI Homework
Use the CSU Online Library and look up the article “Baby Boomers Seek New Ways to Escape Career Claustrophobia” through the ABI/INFORM Complete database (from June 24, 2003). Use this article to help write a two-page memo outlining your recommendations for developing managers who are stuck in their jobs or feel underutilized. Use Microsoft Word to create your memo. You can use a memo template or create your own memo. Be sure to cite all the sources used according to APA format.
Unit VII Homework
Using the Business Source Complete online database (CSU Online Library) and the United States of Labor website:
https://www.bls.gov/home.htm research the following areas connected to career management:
Importance of Career Management
Your homework assignment should be a minimum of two-pages in APA format. Include a minimum of two sources, with at least one source from the CSU Online Library in addition to your textbook.
Unit VIII Homework
Conduct a phone or personal interview with a current or past manager. Ask this person to describe the role that training plays in the company and where he or she thinks the future of training is headed for the organization. Do you agree with the manager? Please justify your response. Use Microsoft Word to create your response. The write up should be between three to five pages in length, and all sources used need to be cited according to APA format.