The work of HRD has become very complex. The fast pace of change makes it more urgent than ever for HRD to add value to organisations. Managers are now the new HRD practitioners. They must rise to meet new challenges and get results.
Part 1 looks at the 'big picture' of HRD - the current international change climate with a particular emphasis on the microeconomic context of Australia. It also addresses the links between HRD and its sibling functions of HRM and IR.
Part 2 looks at the key HRD role choices - change agent, analysing needs, designing and developing programs, training, assessing, facilitating, coaching, administering and managing human resources.
Part 3 examines current and frequently used practice choices available to professionals working in human relations.
- The first Australian book to address the theoretical and practical issues of HRD
- Adopts a choice approach which is new to HRD and enables it to be linked to areas not previously connected in the literature eg. IR, Adult Education, and HRM.
This book will be attractive to undergraduate students as well as graduates, practitioners and tertiary staff in TAFE and universities.
Francesco is Head of Human Resources Development and the Adult Education Program at the University of Canberra. For the past twelve years he has concentrated on the field of adult education and human resource development, teaching adults to become teachers and facilitators of others' development. He introduced the field of Human Resource Development to the University of Canberra in 1990, and he was instrumental in establishing the award for best practice in Human Resource Development and Adult Education and in developing the first accredited course in Value Management. He has studied and been a force in promoting the field of HRD over the years within Australia and internationally. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management.