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MANT339 Human Resource Development

The policy and practice of Human Resource Development (HRD). Focuses on theories of individual and organisational learning, HRD in organisations, the social and national context of HRD. Provides opportunities to practice HRD skills.

Human Resource Development has a vital role to play in business today. As the work environment continues to evolve at a rapid pace, HRD professionals have an excellent opportunity to encourage sustainable growth through the design, implementation and evaluation of HRD strategies and learning interventions that are aligned with the needs of the business. Upon successful completion of this paper students will have developed a greater understanding of the impact learning interventions have on an organisation's ability to expand its capacity in order to create its future. The emphasis of this paper is both theoretical and practical.

Paper title Human Resource Development
Paper code MANT339
Subject Management
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2018
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $829.65
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,993.30

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MANT 250 or two of MANT 211, MANT 214, MANT 215, MANT 221
Schedule C
Teaching staff
To be advised.
Paper Structure
Lectures and tutorials.
Teaching Arrangements
One 2-hour lecture and tutorials.
To be advised.
Course outline
View the course outline MANT 339
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the paper you will be able to:
  • Identify the business reasons for a strategic approach to organisational learning
  • Align development strategies and learning interventions to business needs
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the reasons why HRD strategy, policy and practice should be interrelated with elements of other business functions rather than an unrelated component
  • Explain the role and purpose of HRD professionals
  • Identify the challenges associated with organisational change and outline the implications for HRD activities
  • Outline factors that can enable or inhibit individual learning
  • Explain how HRD strategy, policy and practice can add value to an organisation
  • Outline the different methods that can be used to evaluate the effectiveness of HRD strategy
  • Demonstrate competency in reflective practice as a basis for future diagnostic and analysis work.

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Not offered in 2018

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system