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ERIC Number: ED428213
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Pages: 26
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Charting the Future of HRD.
This document contains three papers from a symposium on charting the future of human resource development (HRD). "Choose Your Future: Independent Technomancer or Holistic Human Developer" (Steven W. Semler) reports a study that used an historical vector analysis approach to identify three major changes in the roles of HRD professionals that offer the choice of two new core areas of HRD practice: shift toward participant responsibility for HRD outcomes, increasing use of technology as an instructional delivery method, and requirement for HRD to deliver quantifiable performance improvement to gain the credibility needed to provide more holistic human development opportunities. "Current and Future Topics in Human Resource Development: Linking Research with Practitioner Needs" (Tim L. Wentling, Erica D. Brinkley, Eric Nelson) focuses on a study that identified "hot topics" in HRD from the academic and practitioner viewpoints, including instructional technologies, linking HRD to strategy, self-directed learning, training transfer, distance education, learning organizations, and HRD return on investment. "Re-searching Human Resource Development: Societal Functions of Training and Education" (David J. Little, Kevin P. Quinlan) describes a project to investigate how HRD practices are undertaken in the workplace and how knowledge about HRD is or can be reconstructed in an organization that is involved in the ongoing training and education of its membership. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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