Singapore University of Social Sciences

Training and Development

Training and Development (HRM233)


Human resource development (HRD) is a significant pillar in the organisational HR system. Students explore the role of HRD as a transformational function responsible for adding value and delivering results. The course is designed to facilitate understanding of the frameworks and concepts of learning, training and development. Topics include the role of training in an organisation, learning theory, needs assessment, training methodology, organisational support, resources and constraints, evaluation of training, and managing the training function. Issues that influence training implementation are also addressed.

Level: 2
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY REGULAR SEMESTER


  • Overview: learning, training, management development
  • Orientation and onboarding
  • Learning and HRD
  • The ADDIE instructional design system
  • Needs analysis
  • Programme design
  • Programme development
  • Programme implementation
  • Programme evaluation
  • Managing training and development programmes
  • Transfer of learning and training
  • Training, learning and organisational change

Learning Outcome

  • Discuss concepts and frameworks in training and development
  • Apply theories and approaches in training and development
  • Discuss future trends in training and development
  • Analyse the training needs assessment of an organisation
  • Apply appropriate training methods for a training programme
  • Propose an evaluation for a training programme
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