WISCONSIN INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, GHANA
COURSE CODE: WBS 317
COURSE TITLE: TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
Lecturer: Kwabena N. Simpeh
Web Address: www.simpeh.com
Office Hours: 10:00am-11: 30am (Tuesdays and Thursdays)
COURSE DESCRIPTION AND SCOPE
The course will cover the learning theories, strategic issues in T&D, training and management
development methods for the development of employees and corporate executives.
At the end of the course students would understand the various learning perspectives, know which
methods to use for training, design, implement and evaluate a training regime. Finally, acquire
presentation and consulting skills.
INTRODUCTION Week 1&2
1.0.Introduction to training and Development
1.1 The forces influencing working and Learning
1.2 Training Practices
1.2 Review of some learning theories (Reinforcement, Social learning, Goal,
Need and Adult learning theories)
2.0 STRATEGIC TRAINING &DEVELOPMENT PROCESS Week 3&4
2.1 Business Strategy
2.2 Strategic Training and Development Initiatives
2.3 Training and Development Activities
2.4 Metrics showing value of Training
2.5 Training Life Cycle/process and Stages
3.0 TRAINING METHODS AND MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT Week 5&6
3.1. On‐site methods
3.2 Off‐site methods
Group Building Methods:
3.3 Adventure Learning
3.5 Action Learning
3.6 E‐Learning and Use of Technology in Training
4. ASSESSMENT LEARNING Weeks 7&8
4.1. Organization Culture Fit Assessment
4.2 Needs Assessment
4.3. Career Assessment
5. CONSULTING SKILLS DEVELOPMENT Week 9&10
5.1 Basic Consulting Skills (Analytical Session)
5.2 Consulting & Facilitating Skills (Client Management)
5.3 Writing the training proposal and Report
6. CHANGE MANAGEMENT SKILLS Weeks 11
6.1 What is Change Management?
6.2 Change Managements Skills
7. DESIGN AND EVALUATION OF TRAINING PROGRAMME Week 12
7.1 Four Steps in kirkparticks’ Evaluation
7.2 Other Methods of Evaluation
10 %( Individual assignments) 15% (group assignment) 5% (individual presentation) 70% (end of
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