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Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Human resource development

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and NPTEL via Swayam


The course aims to equip students to develop themselves into a critically reflective and capable HRD practitioner, or a manager who can facilitate the learning of others. The major objective of the course is to explain and demonstrate the contribution of HRD in an organization and enable student to develop an ability to decide learning and training needs; and have competence in the design and delivery of learning programmes. Organizations are made up of people: their knowledge, skills, attitudes and interconnections. In order to survive and thrive, organizations need to facilitate the growth of all of these as part of a HRD strategy. Human Resource Development (HRD) is a key activity that systematically leads to the growth and development of people in organisations, and makes organisations more effective. The process of identifying needs and designing and delivering HRD interventions that are part of the course are crucial skills for all managers. The course will focus on the role of HRD in designing and implementing appropriate strategies in line with the business goals of their organization. The course will include topics related to design, development, implementation and evaluation of HRD programmes. In addition to HRD Process, it would cover a number of HRD interventions like coaching, mentoring, and counseling. The course will also address the competency mapping framework of HRD, role of HRD in career planning and development, organizational learning process and making organizations a learning organizations. Finally it will discuss about its role in developing ethical behavior and the future of HRD in Indian organizational context.INTENDED AUDIENCE :MBA/MBA(HR) , All master level students interested in Employee development and growth issuesPRE-REQUISITES : NilINDUSTRY SUPPORT : All companies


Week 1: Introduction to Human Resource Development: Emergent of HRD, Critical HRD roles, challenges for HRD
Week 2: HRD in global perspective, HRD- Performance link, Strategic perspective of HRDWeek 3: HRD Process Model: identification of HRD needs and Design and development of HRD programmes
Week 4: HRD Process Model: Methods of Implantation, Evaluation of HRD programmes
Week 5: Employee coaching and performance management: Coaching to improve poor performance, coachinganalysis, coaching discussion, coaching skills
Week 6:HRD interventions: Mentoring for employee development: Role of mentoring in development,understanding the role and responsibilities of mentor, mentee, implementing the mentoring process,mentoring relationship,
Week 7: Employee counseling for HRD: Overview of counseling programmess, employee assistance programme, stress management, employee wellness and health promotion
Week 8: Competency framework of HRD: why competency mapping? Understanding the competency mapping framework, steps in competency mapping
Week 9:Career Planning, management, and development: Career development stages and activities, role of individual and organization in career planning, Issues in career management
Week 10: Intellectual capital (IC), its measurement and management: Components of IC, measurement models of IC, IC index and challenges for HR
Week 11: HRD, Organizational Learning, and learning organizations
Week 12: The future of HRD and HRD Ethics: Research, practice and education of HRD for innovation and talent development and management, Role of HRD in developing ethical attitude and behavior and development, Ethical problems with HRD roles

Taught by

Prof. Kailash B L Srivastava


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