AD1023: Learning and Development in Organisations

Credit Weighting: 5
No. of Students: Min 10, Max 30.
Pre-requisite(s): None
Co-requisite(s): None
Teaching Period(s): Semesters 1 or 2 or 3. (depending on client needs).
Teaching Methods: 2 x 6hr(s) Workshops; 12hr(s) Other (work-based application via assigned coach); Directed Study (recommended reading)
Module Co-ordinator: Dr Séamus O Tuama, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Lecturer(s): Staff, Centre for Adult Continuing Education, Staff, Irish Institute of Training and Development.
Module Objective: This module is designed to enable the learner to develop a theoretical perspective on learning and development as a discipline with specific regard to the role of the learning and development specialist in delivering learning intervention and development approaches within an organisational context. The student is guided in exploring the rich array of stakeholder relationships and the need to manage this interaction through proactive relationship and business impact management. A focus in placed on the student obtaining a national and international appreciation of the differing organisation contexts within which the training specialist's role is delivered.
Module Content: · Defining Learning, Education, Training and HRD
· Why Learning & Development in Organisations?
· The Strategic Context of Learning & Development
· Relationships with HRM and Talent Management
· Learning & Development in different organisational contexts (MNC's, SME's, & NFP's)
· Gaining buy-in for the business impact of Learning and Development
· Stakeholders or Actors in the Learning & Development Process
· The Role of Learning & Development Specialists.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Appreciate the contribution that learning and development can make to business objectives
  • Appreciate the remit and span of the learning and development professional¿s role
  • Analyse the barriers to learning and development effectiveness in organisations
  • Conduct a stakeholder analysis of the training professional¿s role within an organisational context
  • Engage in effective communication and feedback with key stakeholders within a relationship management framework
  • Demonstrate an ethical approach in engaging with others in the delivery of learning and development.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1,500 word assignment based on an assessment of learning and development in the participant's organisation or another organisation (80 marks). Entry and participation in online programme discussion forum (20 marks)).
Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.
Penalties (for late submission of course/project work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.
Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.
End of Year Written Examination Profile: No Formal Written Examination.
Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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