ERIC Number: ED248363
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May-25
Reference Count: 0
Taking the Leadership: An Analysis of Human Resource Training and Development Academic Programs.
Pace, R. Wayne; And Others
A study compared the similarities and differences among human resource training and development (HRT&D) programs in U.S. colleges and universities. To gather data for the study, researchers constructed a questionnaire that focused on 15 roles and 31 competencies identified as necessary to the job performance of an HRT&D specialist. The sample population for the survey, after several follow-up mailings, eventually comprised 116 individuals, 77.3 percent of those originally contacted. Based on the completed surveys, it appeared that HRT&D programs are located predominately in the northeast part of the country, most of them being either master's or doctoral programs and sponsored by schools of education. The two HRT&D specialist roles most commonly emphasized in the training programs examined were those of program designer and program needs analyst and evaluator. The role or roles emphasized appeared to be directly related to the type of academic department offering the training program. Organizational behavior was the most widely taught competency (taught in 92 percent of the programs), with presentation skills being the second most widely taught competency (taught in 90 percent of the programs). (Appended to this report are a copy of the survey instrument, definitions of the HRT&D roles and competencies examined, and a list of colleges and universities with HRT&D programs.) (MN)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrator Role, College Programs, Curriculum, Educational Practices, Educational Trends, Enrollment Trends, Geographic Distribution, Higher Education, Human Resources, Job Skills, Labor Force Development, Management Development, National Surveys, Program Content, Questionnaires, Trainers
HRD Research Center, Brigham Young University, Box 42, Brimhall Bldg., Provo, UT 84602 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Human Resource Specialists; United States
Note: Presented at the National Conference and Exposition of the American Society for Training and Development (Dallas, TX, May 25, 1984).