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HR 421 Corporate Training and Development
Povolish, Carol


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

HR 421 Corporate Training and Development

Semester

S2J 2007 DN

Faculty

Povolish, Carol

Title

MEd., Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

Master of Education, Human Resource Development and Counseling
Bachelor of Science in Occupational and Vocational Education

Office Location

Kansas City --Downtown Campus

Office Hours

5:00pm to 5:30pm

Daytime Phone

816-847-6664

Other Phone

816-651-9651

E-Mail

carol.povolish@pirate.park.edu

pcpov@comcast.net

Semester Dates

March 19, 2007-May 7, 2007

Class Days

-M-----

Class Time

5:30 - 9:50 PM

Prerequisites

HR421

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Employee Training and Development by Raymond A. Noe, Fourth Edition 2008 Mc Graw Hill/Irwin. ISBN 978-0-07-340490-5.

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
Instructional Design for the Corporate Trainer: A Handbook on the Science of Training by Dan Chauncey How to Measure Training Results:  A Practical Guide To Tracking the Six Key Indicators, by Jack J. Phillips and Ron Drew Stone. Effective Training, by Blanchard & Thacker Human Resource Development:  Learning and Training for Individuals and Organizations, by Wilson Human Resource Development:  The New Trainer's Guide, by Donaldson and Scannell Principles of Human Resource Development, By DeSimone and Harris Advising - Park would like to assist you in achieving your educational goals.  Your Campus Center Administrator can provide advising to you, please contact them for assistance, http://www.park.edu/Extended/index.asp?s=else. Park HelpDesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PiratEmail account, please email the Park HelpDesk or call 1-800-927-3024.

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Course Description:
A study of education, training and development in corporations. On-the-job training, computer based training, executive education and the role of outside vendors will be discussed.  Pre-requisite:  :  HR353.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
Carol's educational philosophy focuses directly on getting her students involved in their own learning process.  She accomplishes this through lectures, discussions, debates, group work, examinations, and presentations that require the students to develop, analyze, critique, and present lessons directly related to training and training development.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Discuss the competitive challenges corporations face and explain how training can help deal with these challenges.
  2. Explain how changes in work roles influence training.
  3. Discuss the role of organization analysis, person analysis, and task analysis in needs assessment.
  4. Differentiate between “training” and “human resource development.”
  5. Explain how personal characteristics, input, output, consequences, and feedback influence performance and learning.
  6. Identify and discuss the five types of learner outcomes.
  7. Discuss the key features of the learning organization
  8. Explain why evaluation is important.


Core Assessment:
Final exam

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:
Students will be evaluated on the total number of points each student earns as compared to the greatest amount of points that may be earned in each class activity.  In determining the number of points assigned to an activity, the major factors will be the following questions:    1.  Was the work completed?    2.  Was the work completed correctly?    3.  Was the work completed on time? All assignments are due at the beginning of the class period the are due. There will be 6 homework assignments worth 16.7 points each.  Class participation is worth 50 points and attendence is worth 50 points.  You will be required to complete a a mid-term project/test and a final group presentation and test.  Topics and instructions for these activities will be discussed during the first session.  Participation will include class projects and presentations based on reading materials, case studies, and current event assignments.

Grading:

Homework                 100 points
Participation             50 points
Attendance               100 points
Mid-Term Project          75 points
Mid-Term Test             80 points
Final Project             75 points
Final Test               120 points  
                        TOTAL POINTS=600 MAX.

All final exams will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes.  If calculators are allowed, they will not be multifunctional electronic devices that include features such as: phones, cameras, instant messaging, pagers, and so forth.  Electronic Computers will not be allowed on final exams unless an exception is made by the Associate Dean.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late homework assignments will only be worth 2 points when submitted late. Mid-Term Project Material submitted late will loose 5 points for each day that it is late. Final Project Material will not be accepted late. If it is not submitted on time forfeiture of all points will result, since it is submitted the last day of class.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
1.  Attend class and be prompt.  Class attendance is part of the class participation, which is a portion of your grade.  Roll will be checked at the beginning of each class period. 2.  Excused absences will be granted on the instructor's descretion.  To partially make up for an absence, you must submit to the instructor an essay of one to two pages in length, summarizing the assigned reading for the class period missed.  The essay must be submitted by e-mail with the essay as an attachment.  IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE ANYTHING MISSED IN THE CLASS. 3.  Be prepared for class.  This means that you have read the assigned readings and are prepared to discuss them.  This course will consist of class discussions, small group discussions, group work, and lecture.  You are expected to take part in the discussions and group work.  Your in-class participation is another portion of your grade.  Also,assigned reading will not always be reviewed in class, but projects will represent both assigned readings and class discussions. 4.  Examinations.  There will be a mid-term project/test and a final presentation/research paper/test. 5.  No make-up assigments will be given unless and the student produces a written excuse signed by a doctor (with the doctor's registration number) in the case of illness, or a tow bill from a tow company in the case of car problems.  A written excuse from the campus nurse is acceptable.  The same requirement applies to illness of children. 6.  Written Assignments.  Periodic written homework assignments are required in this course.  Either MLA or APA is acceptable.  For more information on both, please visit the Academic Support Center.   7.  Computers make writing and revising much easier and more productive.  Students must recognize though that technology can also cause problems.  Printers run out of ink and hard drives crash.  Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology.  Be sure to save copies of your work to a disk, a hard drive, and print out paper copies for backup purposes. 8.  Paper Requirement/Project.  A group reseach paper/project is required in this course. Instructions will be given to you by the 2nd week of the class.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

March 19, 2007
Read Chapters 1, 2 & 3 Training & Development prior to class on March 19th.
We will discuss the syllabus, the project, Chapters 1, 2, and 3. We will discuss which questions to answer for next week.
Homework for next week: Read Ch 4 & 5

March 26, 2007
Discuss Ch 4 & 5. Video, Quiz, and discuss Class Project. Homework for next week: Read Ch 6. Discuss
which questions to answer. Work on project.


April 2, 2007
Discuss Ch 6. Video, Quiz, and work on Project. Homework for next week: Read Ch 7 & 8.
Discuss which questions to work on. Work on Project, Mid-term part will be due.

April 9, 2007
Mid-term test and turn in mid-term documents from project, then discuss Ch 7 and 8. Homework for next due/Mid-term Test week: Read Ch 9 & 10 Discuss which questions to answer. Work on project.
April 16, 2007
Discuss Ch 9 & 10 and work on project. Homework for next week: Read Ch 11. Discuss which questions to answer.
Work on project at home .

April 23, 2007
Discuss Ch 11, Video, Quiz, work on Project. Homework for next week: Read Ch 12 Discuss which questions to answer.Work on project.

April 30, 2007
Begin Final Project Presentations. Review for Final Exam. Homework for next week: Prep for final
Finals
May 7, 2007
Complete final presentations turning in all final copies of your documentation. Complete final exam. Homework for next
week: None

 

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "W".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .

Additional Information:

 


Course Objectives:


            1.  Explain how to deal with the forces that affect training.


 


            2.  Develop the linkages between strategy and training.


 


            3.  Develop and complete a needs assessment for your organization.


 


            4.  Explain, utilize, and design a program using the appropriate learning theories.


 


            5.  Demonstrate how to apply training evaluation.


 


            6.  Explain and select the appropriate training methods for various training programs.


 


            7.  Explain how training is used in conjunction with employee development.


 



 




   
       
           
           
       
       
           
           
       
       
           
           
       
       
           
           
       
       
           
           
       
       
           
           
       
       
           
           
       
       
           
           
       
   

           

LEARNING OUTCOMES


           

           

MEASURES OF ASSESSMENT


           

           

1.  Define the term “training.”


           

           

Written Test


           

           

2.  Explain the difference in “training” and “development.”


           

           

Written Test


           

           

3.  Define the term “learning.”


           

           

Written Test


           

           

4.  Discuss the competitive challenges corporations face and explain how training can help deal with these challenges.


           

           

Written Test


           

           

5.  Explain how changes in work roles influence training.


           

           

Written Test


           

           

6.  Explain how personal characteristics,


           

Input,  output, consequences, and feedback influence performance and learning.


           

 


           

           

Written Test


           

           

7.  List and develop five learner outcomes.


           

           

Written Test/ Performance


           





   
       
           
           
       
       
           
           
       
       
           
           
       
   

           

8.  Explain and develop the four components of the program design:


           

    (a)  course parameters


           

    (b)  objectives


           

    (c)  lesson overview


           

    (d)  detailed lesson plan


           

           

Written Test/Performance


           

           

9.  Discuss the key features of the learning organization.


           

           

Written Test


           

           

10.  Explain why evaluation is important.  Develop an evaluation tool.


           

           

Written Test


           

Performance


           


 





Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
Identify and discuss the five types of learner outcomes                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Provides an accurate identification, a discussion of each type and examples of how each type is used in actual training situation. Provides an accurate identification of the five types of learning outcomes and discussion of each type. Leas than or less than five types identified and discussed. No types identified or irrelevant material submitted. 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
Explain how personal characteristics, input, output, consequences, and feedback influence performance and learning.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
A very thorough explanation with descriptions and examples of the impacts on performance and learning. Provides a thorough explanation, and description of the impact on performance and learning. Incomplete or inaccurate description of  personal characteristics, iput, output, consequences, and/or feedback. No explanation provided or irrelevant material submitted. 
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
Explain why evaluation is important.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
A very thorough explanation with descriptions and examples of how evaluation takes place and relates to the training process. Provides an explanation that describes how evaluation relates to the other steps in the training process. Incomplete or inaccurate explanation. No explanation provided or irrelevant material submitted. 
Terminology                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
Differentiate between “training” and “human resource development                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
A very clear description and distinction with examples of the outcomes of each term. Provides a clear distinction between the two terms. Incomplete or inaccurate differentiation. No explanation provided or irrelevant material submitted. 
Concepts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
Discuss the key features of  the learning organization                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
A very complete, thorough discussion including the outcomes of each feature and the impact on the organization. Discusses at least five of the ten features of a learning organization. Discusses less than five of the ten features No discussion or irrelevant material provided. 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
Identify and discuss the five types of learner outcomes                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Identifies and  discusses thoroughly all five types of learner outcomes and the impact on the organization. Identifies and discusses   all five of the learner outcomes. Identifies less than five or provides inaccurate or vague discussion. No identification or irrelevant material provided. 
Whole Artifact                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
Discuss the competitive challenges corporations face and explain how training can help deal with these challenges                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Submits a complete, thorough discussion that includes not only the challenges but all examples or instances in which organizations succeeded or failed due to the inappropriate or neglected use of training and development. Discusses all five of the competitive challenges and explains how each may be addressed by training and development. Provides an incomplete or inaccurate discussion and explanation. No identification or irrelevant material provided. 
Component                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
Explain how personal characteristics, input, output, consequences, and feedback influence performance and learning                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Provides a complete, thorough discussion that includes personal characteristics, inputs, outputs, consequences or feedback and/or the influence on performance and learning. Explains how address personal characteristics, inputs, outputs, consequences or feedback and/or the influence on performance and learning. Provides an incomplete explanation which does not address personal characteristics, inputs, outputs, consequences or feedback and/or the influence on performance and learning. No explanation or irrelevant material provided. 

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