HST640 - Training and Development

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Subject Title
Training and Development

Subject Description
The purpose of this course is to examine the principles, processes and theories involved in designing and managing training programs for adult learners. Emphasis is placed on positioning and managing the training and development activities, assessment of learning needs, program design and delivery issues, costing and evaluation of programs, the characteristics of a learning organization, and the relationship of a learning organization with training and development.

Credit Status
One credit.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Explain the different methods and sources for conducting a training needs analysis including creating a needs assessment questionnaire.
  2. Develop observable and measurable training objectives to be used in designing program content and evaluation methods.
  3. Illustrate the different ways in which people learn.
  4. Apply the Instructional Systems Design Model to design, organize and implement a training program.
  5. Prepare a lesson plan.
  6. Select the appropriate training method(s) consistent with training objectives and training content.
  7. Calculate the costs and benefits of training programs.
  8. Design, administer and evaluate data from an evaluation tool to measure the effectiveness of training.
  9. Explain how organizations create and disseminate knowledge.
  10. Demonstrate a commitment to the principles of adult education in the design of the training facilitation.

Essential Employability Skills

    •  Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

    •  Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

    •  Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

    •  Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

    •  Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

    •  Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

    •  Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.