Human Resource Development Final Training Project

 

Overview for the Final Training Project:
You will develop materials for 1 training session. It is up to you to determine the appropriate length of this session. You will consider an ultimate training plan (such as Customer Service). From here, you would think of the multiple lessons within the program (such as Product Awareness, Services Offered, How to Respond to Customers’ Questions, etc.) Then, you would select one of these lessons and develop a detailed lesson plan (this would cover a session of training and would encompass more detailed topics within one Lesson Design). This will become more apparent as you work through the weekly materials.

In Week 1, an introduction to Human Resource Development is offered. Begin understanding what HRD is and how it can contribute to individual and organizational success.

In Week 2, Adult Learning, Learning Styles, and Learning Theories are discussed. Be sure to consider this information when developing materials for your training project. Begin to think about a potential training subject for your final project.

In Week 3, Performance Analysis is discussed. You can use this information to identify your own performance gap you would like to overcome with your final training project. This gap should be something to do with knowledge or skills…something that training will have an effect on. You will know how to distinguish problems versus causes. Causes are what need to be understood in order for the training to be effective.

In Week 4, Training Models and the Design of Training are introduced. You will develop objectives for your training. The ADDIE model is what you will implement for your final training project. There are templates you can utilize for your overall Program Design (what the overall training program you would like to implement would be); Lesson Design (one aspect of the overall training program); and Lesson Plan (one training session’s worth of activities).

In Week 5, Instructional Design and Development materials are described. These are important for the development of your materials you will utilize for your training project. Be sure to use this key information as this helps to explain how training materials are written.

In Week 6, Transfer of Training is discussed. Without transfer occurring, training is irrelevant. How will you ensure transfer of training will occur through your training? This needs to be described in your final training project.

In Week 7, the Evaluation process is explained. This helps to ensure what you wanted to occur as a result of your training actually did take place. It allows for any modifications to occur for next time around as well. How are you going to know this training was successful? How are you going to assess their knowledge, skills, and abilities? What type of evaluation are you going to design and administer? Submit a mock evaluation you would use. This evaluation is not an evaluation of you as the trainer…it is some type of evaluation that assesses what you covered within the training is understood/applied by the participants. It could be a quiz, it could be role-playing, and/or it could be behavioral observations. (The project is submitted at the conclusion of Week 7!)

Additional Details for the Final Training Project

The Final Training Project allows students to integrate the main themes and concepts of MGMT 581 into a single program for addressing a work performance problem in a setting of the student’s choice. The purpose of the project is for students to develop an integrated training project for addressing an actual work performance problem by combining key concepts of training with non-training solutions to improve performance.

Each project should begin with a clear, concise statement of the problem or opportunity to be addressed by the project. The importance of the problem to the organization should be addressed, followed by an analysis of the determinants (causes) of the problem—found in Week 3 materials, and how each cause contributes to the problem. While this problem statement establishes the potential significance of your project, it should not be overly lengthy.

In addition, your project should be developed according to the following guidelines:

* Objectives need to be clearly written for your training project. They should be written based on the details provided in Week 4 materials.

* Description and rationale of the selected interventions (including training and non-training components). What process(es)/method(s) will be used? How can these interventions aid in meeting the objectives of your program design/lesson design/lesson plan? What will happen during the training? How were your instructional methods determined? How did you meet the needs of adult learners? Describe (and/or provide) supporting materials (learning
activities, instruments, lesson plans, etc.) Why will the interventions likely succeed in this organization/organizational setting?

* How will transfer of training be assured? The relevant transfer factors need to be
addressed and explained in detail.

* Evaluation of the interventions needs to be explained. How will you know if your intervention(s) worked? Are they appropriate and consistent with objectives? Be sure your instrumentation for collecting evaluation data is provided and the evaluation methods are explained in sufficient detail.

* Some format of delivery/presentation used (such as PowerPoint) for your trainees.
Develop a piece of your lesson/session to be delivered/presented to your trainees in an effective format. If you are planning something other than PowerPoint, please inform me of this. Follow-up information regarding PowerPoint expectations will be provided.

Students are encouraged to base their projects on relevant models, theories, and research as provided in the course materials. Outside readings are also recommended. The length of course projects should not exceed 10 double-spaced manuscript pages (12-point Times New Roman font, 1-inch margins). I am available throughout the term to provide feedback and comments on your project as you are developing it. Please work on this project throughout the term; do not wait until the last minute!

The evaluation sheet/grading rubric follows on the next page:
Final Training Project Evaluation Sheet/Grading Rubric

Problem Statement: Clear, concise statement of the performance problem, opportunity, and/or need to be addressed by the training intervention(s). Why is the problem important for the organization? (This should be limited to 1 page or less.)
High
10 points Medium
6 points Low
2 points

Causes of Performance Identified: Identification of causes of the performance problem and the explanation of how each cause contributes to the problem completed thoroughly.
High
15 points Medium
10 points Low
5 points

Objectives: Clear and effective objectives were written for the program design/lesson design/lesson plan.
High
10 points Medium
6 points Low
2 points

Description/Rationale of Interventions: What processes were chosen? Why? How do these meet objectives and the idea of adult learning? What will happen during the interventions? Describe/provide supporting materials. Why will these interventions succeed?
High
40 points Medium
25 points Low
10 points

Transfer of Training: How will this be ensured? This should be described in sufficient detail.
High
20 points Medium
13 points Low
6 points

Evaluation: How will you know if the training succeeded? The instrumentation should be explained and provided if applicable. The methods should be described in detail.
High
20 points Medium
13 points Low
6 points

Professional presentation/delivery (such as using PowerPoint—other methods as approved)
High
25 points Medium
17 points Low
9 points

Written clarity of expression, grammar, and organization of the project.
High
10 points Medium
6 points Low
2 points

Maximum Points Available = 150

 

 

 

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