BME 3507 Human Resource Development

Course Code BME 3507
Course Title Human Resource Development
Number of Credits 5
Academic Year 3

Human Resource Development (HRD) has become a must for all categories of employees in all organizations. Trained and developed human power is the greatest asset to an organization. Organization performance depends on employee performance, and it is a basically a function of employee capability and employee motivation.HRD will have a significant direct effect as well as indirect effect on employee capability and employee motivation. Hence this course is about HRD from a micro perspective.

To provide a systematic and rationale approach to the analysis and handling of issues in HRD with special reference to Sri Lanka.

At the end of this course, students will be able to;

  • Understand the concepts, process and practices of HRD
  • Handle common issues in HRD
  • Develop training and management development programs

Develop career plan

Main Topics Sub Topics     No. of Hours
1. Introduction to Human Resource Development (HRD) 1.1  Definitions of HRD

1.2 How HRD relates with management and HRM

1.3  Perspectives of HRD

1.4  Evolution of HRD

1.5 Why HRD

1.6 Challenges in  HRD

2. Introduction to employee training


2.1 What is employee training

2.2 Benefits on employee training

2.3 Systematic approach to employee training

3.Training need assessment


3.1 What is training need

3.2 Level of need assessment

4.Designing effective training  program 4.1 Design factors      05
5. Learning and HRD 5.1 Definitions of learning

5.2 Learning theories

5.3 Learning process

6. Training methods 6.1Various training methods with examples and where each one is most appropriate      10
7. Training transfer 7.1 What is training transfer

7.2 Why it is important

7.3 Models of training transfer

7.4 Barriers to training transfer

8. Training evaluation 8.1 What is training evaluation and why  training evaluation

8.2 Models of training evaluation

9. Management development


9.1 Definitions of Management Development

9.2 Nature and types of management development programs

10.Career and career management 10.1 Traditional and new definitions of career

10.2    Career development models

10.3    Career management process and benefits of career management

10.4 Responsibilities of career management

11. Special issues in HRD      05
Mode of Evaluation Final examination will be conducted
  • R.A, Employee Training and Development (2008), Tata McGraw- Hill Edition.
  • R.S. Human Resource Development Today and Tomorrow (2006), Information Age Publishing.

Werner.J.M, Desimone, R.L. Human Resource Development: foundation, framework & applications (2006), Indian Edition