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TRDV 400 - INTRODUCTION TO TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT

Roles and skills of the training and development professional. Contribution of training and development to an organization's goals; understanding the training and development industry; and resources available to those in the profession.

Credits: 3


TRDV 411 - INSTRUCT METHODS & DELIVERY

An in-depth look at teaching techniques and learning principles used when developing and delivering training programs and choosing media delivery systems. Both classroom-based and electronic instructional methods will be covered.

Credits: 3


TRDV 420 - CAREER DEVEL IN ORGANIZATIONS

Various components of career management systems and their impact on the individual and the organization. The changing role of human resource development and how career management fits into a strategically planned system.

Credits: 3


TRDV 421 - PRESENTATION SKILLS

Communication skills when delivering presentations to and facilitating small or large groups within diverse settings. How to overcome obstacles to successful presentations through various methods and approaches.

Credits: 3


TRDV 422 - ADULT LEARNING THEORY & APP

Developmental and psychological theories of adult learning and motivation to learn. Explores how generational differences influence learning; applies theories to instructional design, development, and delivery.

Credits: 3


TRDV 423 - TEAM BUILDING AND LEADERSHIP

Processes critical to team performance including interpersonal and managerial communication, problem solving, and conflict resolution. Dynamics of leadership as they relate to team performance.

Credits: 3


TRDV 424 - CONSULTING TOOLS & TECHNIQUES

Specific skills and competencies needed to serve as an internal or external consultant. Includes interpersonal and communication skills developing a proposal for a consulting project and positioning oneself as a consultant.

Credits: 3


TRDV 425 - PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Definition, planning, and management of training-related projects. Skills to calculate a project's return on investment to the organization. Creation of a request for proposal, development of a proposal response, and creation of a business case.

Credits: 3


TRDV 426 - ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION

Communication practice and theory as they relate to the training and organization development function. Critical analysis and practical application of theoretical concepts to work-based problems. Overcoming both internal and external communication issues that may affect the design and delivery of learning interventions.

Credits: 3


TRDV 427 - ORGANIZATION ANALYSIS & DESIGN

Assessing the processes and practices inherent in analyzing and designing an organization for optimal performance. Guiding an organization design effort from problem definition and analysis to design and evaluation using an action research approach.

Credits: 3


TRDV 428 - WORKPLACE DIVERSITY

Students learn to recognize diverse points of view and understand ways in which a diverse workplace enhances organizational growth. Explores the role of training and development in supporting workplace diversity.

Credits: 3


TRDV 429 - PROGRAM PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT

Major paradigms in curriculum and their theoretical orientations and practical implications for designing and evaluating curriculum and instruction. Strategies for designing curriculum frameworks for instructor-led, blended learning, and e-learning delivered programs.

Credits: 3


TRDV 431 - GLOBAL TRAINING

How to succeed in a global environment by understanding issues of importance to workers in cultures other than one's own. Models of intercultural behavior and training; research on intercultural training and development competencies.

Credits: 3


TRDV 432 - ORG LEARNING STRATEGIES

Key business considerations when developing an e-learning strategy; emphasis on creating value for organizations. Critical exploration of current theories, conceptual models, practices, trends, and issues in the digital delivery of organizational learning including the selection of learning management systems, blended solutions, knowledge management, performance support, and outsourcing.

Credits: 3


TRDV 433 - MANAGING ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE

Terminology, methods, and trends in organizational change; theory and application to organizational issues. The change agent's use of diagnostic skills and selecting appropriate change methods.

Credits: 3


TRDV 434 - EVALUATION RESEARCH

Key principles of research methodology and their application to training evaluation. Quantitative and qualitative tools and techniques to assess the impact of training and organization development interventions on organizational outcomes. Includes an examination of ROI formulas and strategies.

Credits: 3


TRDV 435 - ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT

Key theories and practices in organization development that lead to improved organization effectiveness. Principles of organization structure, assessment practices, interventions, emloyee involvement, work design, and organization transformation.

Credits: 3


TRDV 437 - CREATIVITY IN THE WORKPLACE

Strategies for solving problems in the workplace. Expanding one's point of view, examining other perspectives, and identifying options and consequences in the formulation of solutions.

Credits: 3


TRDV 438 - Blended Learning Solutions

Instructional and organizational considerations in determining the most appropriate use of technology for designing blended learning solutions that maximize learning experiences and performance outcomes. Optimal blends of formal learning events and informal learning enhancements employing synchronous, asynchronous, and self-paced learning technologies.

Credits: 3


TRDV 439 - E-LEARNING COURSE AUTHORING-1

Design, development, and evaluation of self-paced e-learning applications. Application of instructional strategies to storyboarding, course development, and evaluative approaches. Key human factors such as considerations for interface design and usability testing. Exploration and comparison of software tools for creating storyboards and critique of e-learning courseware. Creation and presentation of an Instructional Design Plan (IDP) and detailed storyboards for a self-paced e-learning prototype.

Credits: 3


TRDV 441 - HUMAN PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT

Systems thinking applied to human performance improvement. Focus on assessing and improving performance in the workplace through instructional and non-instructional means. Needs assessment techniques; application of human performance technology models, theories, interventions, and processes.

Credits: 3


TRDV 445 - EXECUTIVE COACHING

How to promote, design, and implement coaching and mentoring programs for individual, team, and organizational improvement. How to align coaching and mentoring programs with other performance interventions. Models of organizational mentoring are presented, along with theoretical and applied research. Considerations are offered for single- and multiple- location organizations, whether domestic or international, focusing on technology-based communication. Key assesment instruments for individuals, teams, and organizations are explored.

Credits: 3


TRDV 450 - LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES

Technological approaches applied to training delivery including classroom technology uses, electronic job aids, performance support systems, self-paced tutorials, instructional games and simulations, decision support and expert systems, mobile and wireless applications, learning content management systems, asynchronous and synchronous delivery, and virtureality. Industry vendors who produce e-learning tools and platforms.

Credits: 3


TRDV 451 - INSTRUCTIONAL SYSTEMS DESIGN-1

Theoretical foundations and practical applications of systems models for the design of instruction as a performance intervention. Strategies for identifying a training problem and application of principles of learning and systematic instruction design using an instructional systems design model. Exploration of strategies and best practices for producing targeted, cost-effective, face-to-face instruction aligned with organizational goals and non-instructional interventions. Students conduct an instructional design project"”focusing on the analysis and design phases--over the duration of the course, producing a detailed Instructional Design Plan (IDP).

Credits: 3


TRDV 452 - DESIGNING AND FACILITATING FOR THE VIRTUAL CLASSROOM

Examination of Web-based solutions for both synchronous instructional and informational delivery. Focus on large group learning, but small group and one-on-one learning technologies are also considered. Review of current research on synchronous e-learning. Design, development, and delivery of a synchronous instructional session for a group.

Credits: 3


TRDV 453 - E-LEARNING COURSE AUTHORING-2

Development and delivery of self-paced e-learning applications. Application of instructional strategies and programmatic interactions to course development. Considerations for rollout and administration, including both maintenance and recordkeeping. Exploration and comparison of software tools for creating e-learning courses. Creation and presentation of a self-paced e-learning prototype.

Credits: 3


TRDV 455 - FACILITATION SKILLS

In this highly interactive course, participants will learn to use facilitative skills in their roles as workplace learning professionals. Students will develop skill in setting ground rules, applying communication strategies, and diagnosing and intervening barriers to positive facilitation.

Credits: 3


TRDV 470 - INSTRUCTIONAL SYSTEMS DESIGN-2

Building upon the knowledge and skills garnered in Instructional Systems Design-1, students continue an instructional design project"”focusing on the development, implementation, and evaluation(implementation) phases--over the duration of the course, producing an Instructor's Guide and all materials required to deliver a face-to-face instructional session. Students learn to adjust instructional projects based on timeframe and budget. Emphasis is placed on designing instruction that results in transfer of skills to the workplace or other target setting.

Credits: 3


TRDV 480 - SPECIAL TOPICS

This course addresses special or current topics in the training and development field. It allows students and faculty to work on a current and what may be a one time issue. It is also used for unique work/study situations related to internships and opportunities to combine work and study to create an output beneficial to the training and development field.

Credits: 3


TRDV 495 - INDEPENDENT STUDY

Credits: 1-3


TRDV 499 - MASTERS PAPER OR PROJECT

Students will apply focused research skills to develop a professional portfolio that links training and development theories/models/principles to showcase their learning and its application during their program of study.

Credits: 3


TRDV 499Y - MASTER PAPER/PROJECT COMPLETN

Credits: 0