People are the most important resource for today's organizations. Organizations must invest in their employees to sustain a competitive advantage and achieve their strategic objectives. Strategic Training and Development translates theory and research into best practices for improving employee knowledge, skills, and behaviors in the workplace. Authors Robyn A. Berkley and David M. Kaplan take a holistic and experiential approach, providing ample practice opportunities for students. A strong focus on technology, ethics, legal issues, diversity and inclusion, and succession helps prepare students to succeed in today’s business environment.

Training and Development Strategy

Training and Development Strategy

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the elements that contribute to training and development strategy.
  • Assess the external environment for training and development opportunities and challenges.
  • Critique internal environment elements for training and development needs and readiness.
  • Illustrate the interrelatedness of training and development activities with other human resource functions.
  • Appraise a company training and development strategy for strategy alignment and contextual relevance.
  • Recall the ethical code for training and development professionals.
  • Recognize the importance of economic conditions for global training and development activities.

A training and strategic development framework is explained using a simple linear flow similar to Unnumbered Exhibit P-I. The Training and Development Strategy stage, the external and internal environment, Company Strategy stage is highlighted.

Organizations face increasingly volatile and complex markets. To compete, they need a business strategy that counteracts negative forces and guides individual lines of business toward positive outcomes. The strategy needs to present leaders with guidelines on how to make decisions and allocate resources to ...

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