Training and Development


This is a dedicated web page for the standard course on HR specialization – Training and Development. The course is designed for BBA/MBA students with a focus on models, implications and issues. A 3 credit hours course designed for 30 lectures in 15 weeks, it takes the audience through a systematic journey in the field of Training and Development.


This unit aims to ensure that students acquire a managerial perspective on how to manage training and development at organizations. Students will develop the ability to integrate the use of training and development in light of the long-term business strategy. HR managers require a working knowledge of learning and development approaches to ensure that investments and business decisions are soundly based and of benefit to the organization.

Upon completion of the course the students will be able to:

Relate concepts and principles from the psychology of training and development to real occupational issues in order to make a constructive contribution to organisations.
• Recognize the psychological assumptions made in making training and development decisions and to manage these assumptions appropriately.
• Appreciate the contextual factors of real organisations and work situations that affect decisions concerning the application of training and development concepts.
• Provide a basis for making useful training interventions within organisations and evaluating such interventions.


Introduction to Training and Development: Context from HRM, Defining Training and Comparing with Development, Training and Development Approaches, Training Design Processes, Factors and Forces influencing the Training and Development Zone (Influence on Work and learning), Training And Development Facts on Practices,

Power Point Slides

Supplementary Resources

Discussion Case Study for Chapter 1

LG Case – Chapter 1 Supplement

Strategic Training and Development: Context from SMP, Defining Strategic Training, Evolution in Training and Development Approaches, Strategic Training Framework, Factors and Forces influencing the Strategic Training, Models of Organizing the Training Department

Power Point Slides

Supplementary Resources

Discussion Case Study for Chapter 2

Motorola – Case Study

Training Need Assessment: Why Need Assessment, Who get Involves in Need Assessment, Need Assessment Methods, Need Assessment Process, Competency Model, Scope and Future of Need Assessment

Power Point Slides

Learning and Training & Development: Link between Learning and Training, Learning Theories and their application, Learning Process, Learning Cycle, Learning Styles, Training Program Design, Conditions Necessary for Learning Outcomes, Getting Trainees Involved and Training Documents: Outlines and Lesson Plans

Power Point Slides

Traditional Training Methods: On the Job Vs Off the Job Training Methods, Presentation Methods, Hands on Methods, Group Based Methods, Lectures, Case Studies, Apprenticeship, Role Play, Action Learning, Experiential Learning, Choice of Training Methods

Power Point Slides

Transfer of Training: Transfer of Training Model, Training Retention, Generalization and Maintenance, Trainee’s Characteristics, Training Design, Working Environment, Training Obstacles, Learning Organizations, Knowledge Creation & Management

Power Point Slides

Featured Instructor

Farhan Mir

Course Features

Systematic progression through the concepts of Management
Case study approach using scenarios and examples from top international firms
Local case studies and examples to contextualize the themes based on local situations
Practical assignments and activities to invoke learning
In class and online discussions to bring on surface key issues, controversies and hot debates

Assignments & Projects

This section is dedicated to the major assignments and projects in this course. The assignments and projects build up the important percentage of the assessment as the students are required to translate the learning from the course contents to practical scenarios and develop understanding on the managerial implications.

Major Projects

Case Study Presentations

A Group task using the standard case study approach, students need to demonstrate understanding on the evolutionary developments in a selected organization


Students need to develop a proper case study using the case study development guidelines
Eventually will present their findings in the shape of a Presentation in front of the class or classes on Multimedia
Assignment Details

Students in groups of 2-3 will be assigned an organization (Preferably local organization)
Case should be developed on one of the topics of Training And Development in the Selected Organization
Students need to submit both Hard (Printed) and Soft copies (Computer files) of the Case itself and that of the PowerPoint Presentation
This is day 1 so you can start working now!
I will myself present at least one Case Study well before the presentation schedule so that you people have an idea

Case Study Template & Sample Case Studies:

Case Study Presentation_Harley-Davidson Online

Due Date:

Submission of proposals in the first week right after the Mid term exams
Presentation will start in the 4th week after Mid term exams

Expected Topics

1. Role of Company’s Training and Development Centre in achieving T& D Objectives

2. Types of  Training Methods and Corresponding Training Strategies

3. Effectiveness of E-learning Training Methods: The Scope in Pakistan

4. Need Assessment and it’s Role in Training and Development Effectiveness

5.  Strategic Training Initiatives: Revolutionizing Traditional Training Outcomes with Innovative Tools & Approaches

6. Systematic Evaluation of  Training Programs: An Integral Components of Modern Instructional Design Approach


Evaluating the Job of a Training and Development Professional



  • You need to identify any training and development professional leading the training and development function in his/her organization.
  • Conduct an Interview with the professional to identify his/her major responsibilities and functions.
  • Explore and critically evaluate the recent training initiative taken for training and development by the professional.
  • Summarize your understanding, suggestions and recommendations in the light of job role and responsibilities and initiatives taken by



  • Present your findings in a properly format using the formal assignment guidelines
  • Use standard formatting (12 Font for Text and 14 Font for Headings)
  • Deadline for assignment is 14 November, 2017 at the end of lecture