This course introduces students to human resource development (HRD), a field of study and practice that an organisation can draw upon for improving its effectiveness at an individual level, group and process level and organisational systems level. This course also introduces organisation development (OD), a process designed to improve the effectiveness of an organisation by incorporating individual, group and system level requirements. Further, it is a planned and longer-term systematic approach often driven by an expert practitioner (internal or external) working in conjunction with senior management. HRD and OD consider how the wider contextual environment impacts on the organisation"s need to manage change effectively. Combining the foundational theoretical disciplines contributing to HRD and OD, the course introduces students to a range of learning interventions for improving the performance and effectiveness of a system.
Availability2017 Course Timetables
- Trimester 3 - 2017
Newcastle City Precinct
- Trimester 3 - 2017
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Explain the theoretical foundations of HRD and OD.
2. Explain their own and others' learning processes.
3. Demonstrate a range of human resource and organisation development competencies.
4. Evaluate the role HRD and its contribution to a range of organisational outcomes such as organisational effectiveness, productivity and quality of working life.
5. Explain the contribution of HRD and OD at an individual, group, and organisation systems level and in the context of the broader business environment.
6. Locate HRD not just in relation to HR practitioners but also in relation to employees, line managers, supervisors, and group and organisational processes that may require learning and development inputs.
- Understanding HRD and OD in an organisational context
- Theoretical foundations " Part I (systems theories, economics theories, psychology theories)
- Capabilities, competencies and processes of HRD and OD
- Analysing HRD needs
- Design considerations
- Delivery strategies
- Assessment and evaluation
- Theoretical foundations " Part II (behavioural science and action research theories)
- Individual level interventions: Career management and development
- Group and process level interventions including management development
- Organisation systems level interventions
- Course Review and Contemporary Challenges
GSBS6040 Human Resource Management.
Essay: Written assignment
Project: Group report
Formal Examination: Take home exam in week 12
Newcastle City Precinct and WebLearn GradSchool
Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term