Course Name: Human Resource Development

Course abstract

The major objective of the course is to explain and demonstrate the contribution of HRD in an organization and enable student to develop an ability to decide learning and training needs; and have competence in the design and delivery of learning programmes, and finally evaluate the outcome of HRD programmes. The process of identifying needs and designing and delivering HRD interventions that are part of the course are crucial skills for all managers. The course will focus on the role of HRD in designing and implementing appropriate strategies in line with the business goals of their organization. The course will include topics related to design, development, implementation and evaluation of HRD programmes. In addition to HRD Process, it would cover a number of HRD interventions like coaching, mentoring, and counseling. The course will also address the competency mapping framework of HRD, role of HRD in career planning and development, organizational learning process and making organizations a learning organizations. Finally it will discuss about its role in developing ethical behavior and the future of HRD in Indian organizational context

Course Instructor

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Prof. KBL Srivastava

Dr. Kailash B L Srivastava is Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences and Joint Professor in Vinod Gupta School Management, and specializes in the area of Human Resource Management and Development and Organizational Behaviour at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He holds a first class Master’s degree in Psychology from Gorakhpur University and Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, and has around 25 years of teaching, research, and training experience. He has taught earlier at BITS Pilani, and T A Pai Management Institute, Manipal, and also served as visiting faculty in XLRI, Jamshedpur (2002), and Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok (2005), and UNU Tokyo (2013). He has published over 45 papers in national and international journals and contributed 25 chapters in edited books. He has attended many national and international conferences, including IIRA in Berlin, ICP 2008 at Berlin, and Personality at work in Lunenburg, Germany ICP 2012 at Cape Town, SA and Yokohama in 2016. He has carried out a number of sponsored research and consultancy projects. He has supervised 16 Ph.D. theses in the area of Human Resource Development, Knowledge management, HR Issues in Mergers / Acquisitions, Emotional Intelligence, and Learning Organization. He is also a member of the editorial board of many national and international journals. He has conducted many management development programmes in areas of behavioural/ soft skills and human resource management and development, KM and innovation in learning organization, performance management, and research methodology. He is a board member of the Academy of International business (India chapter), and President of the National Academy of Psychology, India for 2016-17. His current consulting and research expertise are in the area of Strategic Human Resource Management, OD and change management, Organizational Culture, Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, and Knowledge Management, Psychology of well-being, and corporate affairs.

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Teaching Assistant(s)




Kunmun Mishra

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 Course Duration : Jul-Oct 2018

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 Enrollment : 18-Apr-2018 to 30-Jun-2018