HRMT19013 - Human Resource Development
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

The effective development of people within the workplace is recognised as being critical to the ongoing sustainability of organisations. This Unit will provide you an understanding of the role of human resource development (HRD) function in an organisation, as well as providing the underlying concepts and principles upon which HRD is based. You will gain knowledge and skills to evaluate HRD needs, recommend appropriate interventions, and evaluate the outcomes. The unit provides you an overview of contemporary developments in the field of HRD and the relationship with other HR functions into broader management and organisational strategy.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 3
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Corequisite: HRMT 11011

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Brisbane
  • Distance
  • Mackay
  • Melbourne
  • Rockhampton
  • Sydney

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 20%
2. Group Work 30%
3. Written Assessment 50%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. demonstrate an understanding of the concepts, principles and theories of HRD
  2. explain the link between HRD and broader organisational issues and strategies
  3. evaluate HRD needs in a practical workplace context, and design appropriate interventions
  4. evaluate the effectiveness of HRD interventions
  5. explain the contemporary HRD challenges in the workplace
  6. synthesise concepts and theories covered in the unit to aid in developing HRD interventions for practical workplace contexts.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Written Assessment        
2 - Group Work    
3 - Written Assessment

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1. Communication
2. Problem Solving
3. Critical Thinking
4. Information Literacy
5. Team Work
6. Information Technology Competence
7. Cross Cultural Competence
8. Ethical practice

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment  
2 - Group Work
3 - Written Assessment  

Prescribed Textbooks

Learn or Die: Using Science to Build a Leading-Edge Learning Organization
Author/s: Edward D. Hess Year: 2014
Edition: Publisher: Columbia University Press
City: New York State: New York
Country: USA
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop
Note: E-Book format is preferred. Students may purchase the E-Book from the links provided at http://cup.columbia.edu/book/learn-or-die/9780231170246.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorMaree Franettovich (M.Franettovich@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

Overview of Human Resource Development

Week 2 13-03-2017

Building a High-Performance Learning Organisation

Chapter 1

Week 3 20-03-2017

Learning: How Our Mind Works & Emotions: the Myth of Rationality

Chapters 2 & 3

Week 4 27-03-2017

Learning: The Right People

Chapter 4

Week 5 03-04-2017
Development Needs and the Human Resource Development Needs Investigation (HRDNI) - an Overview
Written Assessment - Individual Essay 1500 words (20%) Due Monday (03 Apr 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017 Creating a Learning Environment & Learning Conversations
Chapters 5 & 6
Week 7 24-04-2017 Mentoring & Coaching
Week 8 01-05-2017

Critical Thinking Tools & A Conversation with Dr Gary Klein

Chapters 7 & 8

Assessment 2 - Team Presentation (30%) Due Tuesday (02 May 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 9 08-05-2017 Learning Design & Facilitation
Week 10 15-05-2017 Case Studies

Chapters 9, 10 & 11

Week 11 22-05-2017

Evaluation


Week 12 29-05-2017 HRD and contemporary challenges
Written Assessment - Individual Report 2500 words (50%) Due Friday (02 Jun 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Exam Week 12-06-2017

There is no examination for this course.

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment - Individual Essay 1500 words (20%)
Task Description

This is an individual assessment. The essay should be 1500 words +/- 10% (excluding reference list).

This Assessment Task is all about YOU. You are required to write a reflective essay. This essay should include content on your personal perspective on how you can improve and/or change your approach to learning and the analysis must be evidenced by specific examples and the broader academic literature.

Please do not commence this assessment without referring to the Assessment Details Task 1 available on the Moodle site for this Unit.


Assessment Due Date Week 5 Monday (03-Apr-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students For on time submissions, we will make every attempt to return marked submissions within two weeks.
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria

Assessment 1

CONTENT: Does your essay demonstrate

  • a comprehensive personal reflection analysing at least three personal focus areas to improve or change in relation to personal learning within a well developed academic essay (20%)
  • a critical review of the relevant academic literature integrated throughout the essay to evidence the analysis of the personal focus areas you have identified (20%)
  • use of relevant personal examples and others as appropriate to evidence your learning story integrated into the analysis (20%)
  • appropriate reflective discussion including a properly constructed introduction and conclusion (10%)
  • relevant and accurate use of the academic literature (minimum to pass [8/15] this criterion is SEVEN (7) scholarly references which must include the prescribed textbook plus SIX (6) relevant academic peer reviewed journals (15%)
PRESENTATION: Does your essay demonstrate
  • clarity of expression, language, grammar, punctuation and correct spelling using Australian English (5%)
  • strict conformity to the referencing protocol as set out the current CQUniversity APA Referencing Guide (5%)
  • appropriate presentation including formatting as required and presented within 1500 words +/- 10% (5%)
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. demonstrate an understanding of the concepts, principles and theories of HRD

2. explain the link between HRD and broader organisational issues and strategies

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



2 Group Work

Assessment Title Assessment 2 - Team Presentation (30%)
Task Description

This is a team assessment in the form of a professional presentation.

As a team you are to create and deliver a personal presentation using an appropriate presentation tool (e.g. Power Point or similar and the accompanying written script) to communicate the findings of your Human Resource Development Needs Investigation [HRDNI] to the Senior Management Team.

A team must have a minimum of 2 members and maximum of 3 members. (Note: FLEX students are required to form virtual teams and as a minimum are required to produce a visual presentation with voiceover.) All teams must register on Moodle. All students must undertake a self assessment and peer assessment (SPA)

Please do not commence this assessment without referring to the Assessment Details Task 2 available on the Moodle site for this Unit.

Assessment Due Date Week 8 Tuesday (02-May-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students For on time submissions, we will make every attempt to return marked submissions within two weeks.
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria

Assessment 2

CONTENT: Does your submission demonstrate

  • a thorough knowledge and critical analysis of the topic within the personal presentation and accompanying written script (20%)
  • a critical review of the academic literature integrated throughout and relevant to the topic (20%)
  • use of relevant organisational examples to evidence your argument (10%)
  • relevant and accurate use of the academic literature (minimum to pass [8/15] this criterion is EIGHT (8) scholarly references, which must include the prescribed textbook, plus SEVEN (7) relevant academic peer reviewed journals (15%)

PRESENTATION: Does your submission demonstrate

  • presentation tool: e.g. Power Point or equivalent - professionalism for the workplace context, overall design, structure, format and layout, language, grammar, punctuation and correct spelling using Australian English (10%)
  • presentation skills; appropriateness to audience of Senior Management Team, clarity of expression, language, voice projection, emphasis, engagement, speaker transitions; required duration (10%)
  • presentation script is complete, includes references, structure - introduction, body (key messages), conclusion and recommendations (5%)
  • strict conformity to the referencing protocol as set out in the CQUniversity APA Referencing Guide; references throughout the power point slides as appropriate; references slide included; written script must contain references to evidence the research sources and the associated reference list (5%)
  • team work and contribution; completion of a self and peer assessment - SPA (5%)
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online
Group submission

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. demonstrate an understanding of the concepts, principles and theories of HRD

2. explain the link between HRD and broader organisational issues and strategies

3. evaluate HRD needs in a practical workplace context, and design appropriate interventions

4. evaluate the effectiveness of HRD interventions

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment - Individual Report 2500 words (50%)
Task Description

This is an individual assessment. The report should be 2500 words +/- 10% (excluding reference list and any Appendices).

You are required to prepare a Business Report for the Senior Executive Team in relation to a learning and development intervention in the contemporary workplace.

Please do not commence this assessment without referring to the Assessment Details Task 3 available on the Moodle site for this Unit.

Assessment Due Date Week 12 Friday (02-Jun-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students For on time submissions, we will make every attempt to return marked submissions within two weeks.
Weighting 50%
Assessment Criteria

Assessment 3

CONTENT: Does your submission demonstrate

  • a thorough knowledge and critical analysis of the topic within a well developed business report (20%)
  • a critical review of the academic literature integrated throughout the report relevant to the topic (20%)
  • use of relevant and appropriate organisational examples to evidence your argument (20%)
  • appropriate use of argument supported by evidence including a properly constructed introduction, comprehensive conclusion and recommendations (10%)
  • relevant and accurate use of academic literature (minimum to pass [8/15] this criterion is NINE (9) scholarly references, which must include the prescribed textbook, plus EIGHT (8) relevant academic peer reviewed journals) (15%)

PRESENTATION: Does your submission demonstrate

  • professionalism of the business report, clarity of expression, language, grammar, punctuation and correct spelling using Australian English (5%)
  • strict conformity to the referencing protocol as set out in the CQUniversity APA Referencing Guide (5%)
  • appropriate report presentation including formatting as required by the Report Guide provided and presented within 2500 words +/- 10% (5%)
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. demonstrate an understanding of the concepts, principles and theories of HRD

2. explain the link between HRD and broader organisational issues and strategies

3. evaluate HRD needs in a practical workplace context, and design appropriate interventions

4. evaluate the effectiveness of HRD interventions

5. explain the contemporary HRD challenges in the workplace

6. synthesise concepts and theories covered in the unit to aid in developing HRD interventions for practical workplace contexts.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice




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