Managing Performance Through Training and Development

This course focus­es on train­ing and devel­op­ment as an invest­ment in human cap­i­tal; it exam­ines the respon­si­bil­i­ties of human resource train­ing to assist an orga­ni­za­tion in man­ag­ing per­for­mance and meet­ing its strate­gic objec­tives. Top­ics include: needs analy­sis, set­ting mea­sur­able goals, pro­gram design, train­ing meth­ods, trans­fer of skills, eval­u­a­tion, and cost­ing train­ing programs.

Course at a glance

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Explain the three levels of the needs analysis process and how to conduct an organization, task, and person analysis.
  • Describe the steps in the design and delivery of a training program.
  • Discuss and explain the advantages and disadvantages of at least three different training methods.
  • Explain the methods and approaches for estimating the costs and benefits of training programs.
  • Describe the various types of training programs that are designed and delivered by organizations today.
What you will learn

  • This course requires the use of a textbook which can be purchased from the UofA bookstore. Details will be provided on your course syllabus.
  • Assessment may include exams, projects, presentations, journals, and research papers.
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

Currently counts towards

We recommend that you apply to the program as soon as possible to lock in your course requirements as they are subject to change.

*If you are already enroled in this program, please refer to your specific program requirements as outlined at the time of your admission: Bear Tracks > Academic Advisement.

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When will
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New course schedules are released each June and November.

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