ERIC Number: ED431932
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
HRD Town Forum--An AHRD Tradition.
This document contains two papers devoted to human resource development (HRD), the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD), and certification. The first paper, "Certification of HRD Professionals, Products, and Academic Programs--The Role of AHRD" (Michael Leimbach), is intended to facilitate dialogue on the AHRD's role in establishing standards and certification in HRD. The various stages of certification (defining standards, data sharing, endorsement) are discussed, as are problems with certification. It is argued that the AHRD should be cautious, especially during those stages of certification that involve product evaluation and endorsement. The second paper, "Human Resource Development Certification: A Strategy for Leading the HRD Profession through Research" (Catherine M. Sleezer, Dale E. Kunneman), presents a strategy for enacting the AHRD vision by developing and implementing certification. Special attention is paid to the following three topics: (1) ways certification and consumer report information from other fields can be applied to HRD; (2) measurement issues relevant to certification (reliability, validity, relevance, feasibility); and (3) the benefits of AHRD certification of HRD professionals, products, and programs. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A