Human Resource Development Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the HRD program, students will achieve the following outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the theory and foundation principles which are the basis of Human Resource Development (HRD). Utilize this knowledge to develop strategies to promote outstanding performance, assess performance and develop training, and lead change initiatives to achieve organizational development of human capital and provide leadership with strong relational ties to the management of the organization.

    Upon completion of the HRD program, students will be able to:
    • Demonstrate understanding of theoretical principles related to HRD.
      • Foundations Of HRD
    • Demonstrate knowledge of assessment strategies including data collection and analysis used in organizational development, training and global HRD.
      • Program Evaluation and Design
      • Research Methods/Data analysis
      • Information systems in HRD
    • Identification of the attributes of outstanding performance behaviors and strategies to replicate these behaviors within the organization.
      • Performance Analysis/development
      • Leading Change
    • Demonstrate leadership in the ability to develop human capital, network and form relationships to represent the strategic importance of HRD to the organization.
      • Foundations of HRD
      • Talent  Development
      • Group Dynamics and Facilitation Skills
      •  HRD for Global Organizations
    • Understand the theoretical foundations and their related practices in the core areas of the program and within their chosen concentration of organizational development, training and development or global HRD.
      • See Specialization Outcomes


Specialization Outcomes:

  1. Students who select and study in Workplace Learning and Instruction Concentration will be able to:

    Demonstrate knowledge of the theories of learning, the development of learning and instruction and selection of the appropriate learning management systems in the design of training.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of adult learning, career development and training development theories in the design of organizational training.
      • Theories of Learning
    • Identification of knowledge and skill requirements for an organization employment positions.
      • Instructional Design
    • Demonstrate the ability to design learning utilizing behavioral objectives as a foundation of teaching and evaluation strategies. Select appropriate learning management systems to deliver and assess the effectiveness of the learning content. 
      • Instructional Design
      • Learning design and Technology
      • Learning Assessment and Evaluation


  1. Students who select and study specified electives will be able to:

    Apply theory and research to diagnose and evaluate the functioning of the organization. This includes knowledge of how organizational behavior and culture influences human capital and use this knowledge to develop innovative solutions for intervention strategies required to help the organization develop their human capital.
    • Ability to explain how HRD is scientifically-applied discipline with theory and applied research methods related to action, diagnostics and evaluation.
      • Theory of OD
      • Learning and Knowledge management
    • Demonstrate the ability to develop and implement innovation in intervention strategies to assist with the management of organizations resources.
      • Theory of OD
      • Talent Development
    • Apply the unique concepts of organizational behavior and culture in the development of interventions for an organizations strategic plan.
      • Talent Development
      • Group Dynamics and Facilitation Skills
      • Global Diversity in HRD
    • Working within a variety of global cultures apply knowledge of current  global and regional trends impacting on HRD to lead the development of talent  management programs to grow and retain employees to meet the human capital needs of the organization.
      • HRD for Global Organizations