Human Resources Management Training


Study Index – Human Resource Development Training :-
HRDstudy provides comprehensive study materials to help you become an expert Human Resource Development.

Enumerated below are some concepts covered in the course:

1. Human Resource Development and the Organization (3 hours)

  • Main functions and activities
  • Linking HRD to Strategic Business Goals
  • Learning Organization
    • Benefits
    • Five Disciplines by Peter Senge
    • Organizational Learning
  • Knowledge Management
    • Methods of employing Knowledge Management
    • Benefits of Knowledge Management
  • Impact of Globalization on HR (offshoring, outsourcing)
  • Competency Model for HR

2. Legislation impacting HRD (2 hours)

  • US Copyright Act, 1976
    • Eligibility for Copyright Protection
    • Advantages of obtaining a copyright
    • Purpose of Copyright Law
    • Doctrine of Fair Use
  • US Patent Act
  • Trademark Act, 1946
  • Civil Rights Act, 1964
  • Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures
  • Americans with Disabilities Act, 1990
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act

3. Organizational Development Initiatives (3 hours)

  • Organizational Culture
  • Change Process Theory – Kurt Lewin’s Model
  • Organizational Development
    • Appreciative Enquiry
    • Team Building
    • Flexible Work
    • Flexible Staffing
    • Diversity Programs
  • Quality Initiatives
    • Total Quality Management
    • Theories of Deming, Juran, Crosby, Taguchi
    • SIPOC
    • Cause and Effect Diagram
    • Scatter Diagram
    • Check Sheet
    • Control Chart
    • Histogram
    • Pareto Chart
    • Theory of Constraints

4. Adult Learning and Motivation

  • Andragogy vs. Pedagogy
  • Obstacles to Adult Learning
  • Learning Styles
  • Learning Curves
    • Increasing Returns
    • Decreasing Returns
    • S-shaped curve
    • Plateau curve
  • Learning Levels and Theories
    • Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
    • Herzberg’s Motivation-Hygiene Theory
    • McClelland’s Acquired Needs Theory
    • McGregor’s Theory X and Theory Y
    • Vroom’s Expectancy Theory
5. Training and Development

  • Training and Development Programs
  • ADDIE Model of Instruction
    • Assessment
    • Design
    • Development
    • Implementation
    • Evaluation (Kirkpatrick’s Model)
  • Training Delivery Methods
    • Classroom
    • E-learning
    • Blended Learning
    • On-job Training
    • Vestibule Training

6. Talent Management

  • Career Planning and Management
  • Roles in Managing Career Development
  • Model Career Development
  • Employee Development Programs
  • Succession Planning/Replacement Planning
  • Fast Track Programs
  • Flexible Work / Flexible Staffing / Alternative Staffing
  • Expatriation and Repatriation
  • Challenges in Talent Management

7. Developing Leaders

  • Leadership and Management
  • Leadership Practices
  • Grooming Potential Leaders
  • Trait Leadership Theory
  • Theories of Leadership
    • Behavioral Theory of Leadership
    • Situational Leadership Theory (Hersey and Blanchard)
    • Situational Leadership Theory (Blake and Mouton)
    • Fidler’s Contingency Theory
  • Transactional Leadership
  • Issues Affecting Leadership

8. Performance Management

  • Organizational Values and Goals
  • Performance Management Standards
  • Employee Performance and Feedback
  • Performance Appraisal Methods
  • Errors in Performance Appraisal
  • Business Results and Employee Grow


This program (HRCI Approved Program Number: ORG-PROGRAM-34225), has also been approved for 20 (General ) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at
At the end of the course (i.e. 8 chapters with all the questions), students will be awarded with 20 PDUs/recertification credits (from PMI/HRCI) and Human Resource Development Certificate.
Please note: offers Very Comprehensive Study Material on all the concepts of Human Resource Development.
This will facilitate in getting:

  • 20 PDUs of Project Management Education approved by Project Management Institute (PMI).
  • 20 (General ) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute(HRCI).
  • A certificate for completion of Human Resource Development course.

The study material includes:

  • Comprehensive Study Notes, Guides and Diagrams
  • Illustrative case studies
  • Overview of HR Theories and concepts
  • Evaluation Tests at the end of each section
The study material in explains difficult Human Resource concepts with clarity and simple examples – helping students relate the study material to real-life situations.
After completion of the course, Human Resource Managers can effectively understand the issues related to Human Resources and relate it to their respective projects.