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HRD & Industrial Training (18 Credits)

Human Resource Development & Industrial Training (HRD&IT) means the integrated use of training and development, organizational development, and career development to improve individuals, group, and organizational effectiveness. HRD relies on more than one subject discipline and draws on theories and insights from education, management, industrial and individual psychology, communication, counseling, economics, sociology, and related areas of research.


  • To understand the relevance of training in improving performance.
  • To apply training and development practices of human performance to international settings
  • To collect and interpret data for improvement of human performance.
  • To design and implement research procedures to assist in the solution of industrial problems.
  • To apply the principles of strategic planning in supporting and coordinating human resource development and industrial training initiatives.


Univ. Course   Sp 20 Su 20 Fa 20 Sp 21 Su 21 Fa 21 Sp 22 Su 22 Fa 22 Sp 23 Su 23 Fa 23 Sp 24 Su 24 Fa 24
ISU HRD 656 Intl. & CC Train     X     X     X     X     X
BGSU IDT 6600 Evaluation in Instructional Design     X     X     X     X     X
ISU HRD 679 Prob in HR
            X           X    
ISU HRD 725 O.D.Dev.Theory       X           X          
ISU HRD 670 Systematic Design of HRD X   X X     X   X X     X   X



Indiana State University (ISU)
HRD656/ITE 656 International and Cross-Cultural Training (3 hours)

The analysis, selection, design, implementation, and evaluation of training programs to increase functional capabilities in international and multi-cultural environments. Emphasis will be on communication strategies, human response to cultural settings, and procedures for increasing performance.  Prerequisite HRD605-Developing Performance-Based Occupational Curriculum (3 credit hours), is required for this course.


Bowling Green State University (BGSU) 
IDT 6600 Evaluation in Instructional Design Technology (3 hours)

Theories and practices of improving individual and program performance are examined. Emphasis of the course will be placed on the development and evaluation of models to transfer of training in the workplace.


Indiana State University (ISU)
HRD 670: Systematic Design of Human Resource Development Programs (3 hours)

The design and implementation of a human resource development department involves the application of strategic planning. Strategic human resource development begins with a clarification of the HRD effort, envisioning from a broader perspective, the operation of an organization and the market situation and ends with an evaluation of the overall program. Hence, innovations, efficiency and success often occur from the careful analysis of the environment. This course is designed to expose students to recognize and overcome the numerous obstacles of today’s global market in coming up with realistic strategies for the HRD department.


Indiana State University (ISU)
HRD 725: Theoretical Foundations of Organization Development in HRD

The purpose of this course is to extend the student’s knowledge of the underpinnings of organization development theory as related to the foundational principles of HRD and performance improvement. Emphasis is on the synthesis of these theories and implications for research and practice.


Indiana State University (ISU)
HRD 679: Problems in Human Resource Development

Strategic planning is the process used by HRD organizations to establish direction, plan and control processes. Procedures involve visioning, assessment, logistics, quantitative forecasting, and structural design will be covered.