Human Resource Development Module II KNEC Notes – KNEC Syllabus and Course Outline

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Introduction to the Module Unit

Human Resource Development is a unit offered to students pursuing Diploma in Human Resource Management to equip them with the right attitudes, knowledge and skills needed to manage employee training and development in an organization.

General Objectives

By the end of this module unit, the learner should be able to:

  • Recognize the importance of training and development of employees in an organization
  • Plan and implement career development programmes for employees
  • Conduct an employee training needs assessment
  • Design and implement appropriate employee training programmes
  • Manage the emerging issues and trends for employee training and development

Read Human Resource Development KNEC Notes below. Click the links on each sub-topic to read.

Topic 1: Introduction to Human Resource Development

1.1. Meaning of terms used in human resource development

1.2. Need for employee training

1.3. Importance of training and development

1.4. Approaches to training

1.5. Nature of training policies

1.6. Responsibility for training in an organization

1.7. Training cycle

Topic 2: Training Needs Analysis (TNA)

2.1. Meaning of terms used in Training Needs Analysis

2.2. Need for Training Needs Analysis

2.3. Process of carrying out Training Needs Analysis

2.4. Meaning of training gaps

2.5. Techniques used in Training Needs Analysis

Topic 3: Planning and Designing a Training Programme

3.1. Meaning of terms related to training programme

3.2. Formulation of training programme objectives

3.3. Components of a training budget

3.4. Appropriate training resources

3.5. Selection of appropriate training technique

3.6. Theories of learning

3.7. Principles of Learning

3.8. Group dynamics in learning

3.9. Process of selecting trainers

3.10. Factors to consider when selecting suitable training venue

3.11. Design of a training programme

3.12. Methods of implementing a training programme

3.13. Techniques of evaluating a training programme

3.14. Process of evaluating a training programme

Topic 4: Talent Management

4.1. Meaning of terms used in talent management

4.2. Components of a talent development programme

4.3. Common business strategies in workforce planning

4.4. Consequences of lack of workforce planning

4.5. Consequences of lack of workforce planning

4.6. Process of linking talent development programme to business strategy

4.7. Performance standards used for evaluating the level of employee performance

4.8. Pitfalls in talent selection

4.9. Common methods used for selecting candidates for recruitment

4.10. Common sources of subjectivity in talent assessment of employees

4.11. Managing the career of low performers.

4.12. Tools for talent development

4.13. Advantages of mainstreaming diversity into the hiring process.

Topic 5: Career Development

5.1. Meaning of terms used in career development

5.2. Objectives of career development

5.3. Importance of career development

5.4. Types of career development programmes

5.5. Process of career development

5.6. Employee counselling

Topic 6: Mentoring in Human Resource Development

6.1. Meaning of terms used in mentoring

6.2. Importance of mentoring in human resource development

6.3. Benefits of mentorship

6.4. Phases of mentorship process

6.5. Characteristics of a good mentor

6.6. Types of mentoring

6.7. Critical skills for successful mentorship

6.8. Principles of adult learning underlying the mentorship relationship

Topic 7: Coaching in Human Resource Development

7.1. Meaning of coaching

7.2. Difference between coaching and counselling

7.3. Reasons for the increasing popularity of coaching

7.4. Distinction between coaching and mentoring relationships

7.5. Qualities of an effective coach

7.6. Benefits of coaching

7.7. Types of coaching approaches

7.8. Coaching styles

7.9. Forms of coaching delivery

7.10. Phases of coaching relationship

7.11. Coaching model for leadership development

7.12. Blending organisational goals and coaching

7.13. Barriers to coaching

Topic 8: Emerging Issues and Trends

8.1. Emerging issues and trends in human resource development

8.2. Challenges posed by emerging issues and trends

8.3. Ways of coping with challenges posed by emerging issues and trends

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