MHRE113 Учене и развитие в организацията


Students will be able:

• to evaluate, analyse, and apply techniques to effectively promote the learning and development of human resources within workplace and organizations;

• to increase awareness, knowledge and understanding of trends and issues related to the learning and development of organizations equipped to deal with rapid change.

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Управление и развитие на човешките ресурси (на английски език)


доц. Мария Иванова  д-р
гл. ас. Мариана Димитрова  д-р

Описание на курса:


Students should have the following knowledge and/or skills:

Courses on basic human resource management, understanding of HRM strategies, policies and practices.

Предварителни изисквания:

After completing successfully this course the students will:

1) know:

• the concepts of training, learning and development learning organization and learning culture;

• the context of modern learning and development in the organizations;

• modern approaches and techniques for training, learning and development;

• differences between training, learning and development methods as well as the main advantages and disadvantages of the methods;

• demonstrate understanding of concepts, current trends, and strategies relevant to learning and development in the organizations.

2) are capable of:

• assessing the factors affecting the learning and development within the organizations;

• assessing when a particular problem within organizations could be solved by using learning and development methods;

• choosing proper types of training and development methos for the purposes of specific training events and cources;

• developing a training needs analysis which outlines the main problems the learning and development activities could solve;

• developing a learning plan to address identified needs as they relate to job performance, “reskilling” of workforce or professional development, etc.

Форми на провеждане:

Учебни форми:

Език, на който се води курса:

Теми, които се разглеждат в курса:

  1. The modern learning and development concepts. Differences between training, learning and development.
  2. Factors affecting learning and development in the organizations.
  3. The learning organizations.
  4. The structure and functions of the Learning and development Department – different corporate decisions
  5. Learning theories. Types of learning styles.
  6. Assessment of the different types of learning, training and development methods.
  7. Systematic approach to learning and development. Training circle, the stages and their explanation
  8. Test
  9. The importance of the learning needs analysis. Methods for learning need analysis.
  10. The importance of the learning needs analysis. Methods for learning need analysis.
  11. Planning of a learning and development event/course. Design of a learning program. Training evaluation: theories and methods
  12. Learning and development strategies in the organizations
  13. Functions and roles of the learning and development experts
  14. Leadership and management development programs
  15. Presentations

Литература по темите:

• Armstrong, A., Taylor, S. (2014). A handbook of human resource management practice. 13th edition. Section five: Learning and development. Koagan Page. London. UK.

• Alvarez, K., Salas, E., & Garofano, C. M. (2004). An integrated model of training evaluation and effectiveness. Human Resource Development Review, 3 (4), 385-416.

• Cervero, R. M. (2001). Continuing professional education in transition, 1981-2000. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 20 (1-2), 16-30.

• Cunningham, P. (2004) Critical pedagogy and implications for human resource development. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 6 (2), 226 - 240.

• Day, V. (2007).Developing Leadership Talent Guide. SHRM Foundation’s effective practice guidelenies series. USA.

• Dirkx, J. M., Gilley, J. W., & Maycunich Gilley, A. (2004). Change theory in CPE and HRD: Toward a holistic view of learning and change in work. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 6 (1), 35--51

• Ellinger, A. D. (2004). The concept of self-directed learning and its implications for human resource development. Advances in developing human resources, 6 (2), 158-177.

• Fenwick, T. (2004). Toward a critical HRD in theory and practice. Adult Education Quarterly, 54 (3), 193-209.

• Garrick, G. (1998). Informal learning in the workplace: Unmasking human resource development. New York: Routledge.

• Kessels, J. W. & Poell, R. F. (2004) Andragogy and social capital theory: The implications for human resource development. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 6 (2), 146-157.

• Noe, R. A. (2010) Employee Training and Development. 5th edition. McGraw-Hill/Irwin. USA.

• Swanson, R. A. & Holton, E. F. (2001). Foundations of human resource development. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler.

• Sharon S. Naquin. Elwood F. Holton.(2003). Approaches to Training and Development. Basic Books. New York.

• Truelove, S. (2006). Training in practice. CIPD. London




• Skillnets. (2013). Training Needs Analysis (TNA) Guide.

Средства за оценяване:

The course will be a combination of lectures, class participation, and student assignments.

Current evaluation:

Assignments 1. Written exams: 2 written exams (mid-term tests) during the semester (30 % of the final mark from current evaluation);

Assignments 2. Two individual presentations or homework papers, writing (6-8 pages) (30% of the final mark from current evaluation); the deadline: the end of semester.

Assignment 3. Participation in discussions at lectures (40 % of the final mark from current evaluation).

The course includes independent work with educational materials:

• work with textbooks and articles - reading, reflecting on the experience, and assessment of concepts, performing exercises and assignments for analysis and study of the working environment and practices.

• defining and discussing problems after reading articles;

• work with the electronic resources.