ERIC Number: ED255767
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-May
Reference Count: 0
The Development of Tertiary Qualifications for Human Resource Practitioners.
Geering, Adrian D.
Before educational planners can develop associate degree level curricula to train human resource practitioners, they must have a clear understanding of the field of human resource development (HRD). A review of research relating to the role of the HRD specialist indicates that HRD practitioners must be specialists in human relations skills and attitudes, should be skilled in the area of adult education and adult learning principles, and must be able to act as consultants to line supervisors and managers. Analysis of the job duties typically performed by HRD specialists indicates that they need training to be able to complete the following tasks: analyze training needs, determine a training approach, design training programs, prepare instructional materials, evaluate and train trainers, supervise external programs, counsel staff, advise managers, instruct staff, influence various groups, research training practices, interact with managers, manage training, and inform on changes in training. More research is needed to determine the extent to which the role of an HRD practitioner should be extended to incorporate organizational change, human resource management, management skills, and other responsibilities previously not considered as part of their role. (MN)
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Content Analysis, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Research, Educational Needs, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries, Job Analysis, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Literature Reviews, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Program Content, Research Needs, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Australia; Human Resource Specialists
Note: Paper presented at the Preparing Human Resource Developers Conference (Woodonga, Victoria, Australia, May 25-28, 1985). For a related document, see CE 041 329.