Courses Master Display 2022-2023

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Course title Supporting Learning at the Workplace
Course code EBC4100
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessment Whole/Half Grades
Period
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
5 17-4-2023 9-6-2023 C
Level Advanced
Coordinator Simon Beausaert
For more information: s.beausaert@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Language of instruction English
Goals
Specific competencies
(1) Position learning and development as part of the organisational strategy
Specify the contribution of development and training to organisational development and strategic positioning of the organisation
Design for learning in organisations on the level of individuals, teams and organisation
Identify and improve organisational culture and values supportive for learning and development
(2) Develop a learning and development policy
Understand learning of individuals and workgroups in organisations
Identify training and development needs (on individual, team and organisational level)
Devise HRD policies and implementation plans
Implement HRD plans (including the ‘make or buy’ decisions on training programmes)
Evaluate the contribution and role of HRD to an organisation
(3) Manage the quality of the learning and development-function
Introduce improvements to HRD in an organisation
Monitor and control the use of resources
Accountability: monitoring the (cost) effectiveness of learning and development programmes

Generic competencies:
Awareness of broader context
Problem-solving skills
Interpersonal and team-working skills
Project management
Description
The central question in this course is: how to organize Learning and Development (L&D) as strategic tools in an Organisation? The course focuses on how issues of Professional Learning, Training and Development (L,T&D) are dealt with in organisations and the challenges they face when (re-)designing, implementing and evaluating L,T&D programs or tools. More specifically, the course addresses how organisations connect L, T&D to their strategic plans in order to make Professional Learning a strategic tool in itself.

Objectives
* Being able to analyse the contextual factors within and outside an Organisation that influence how an Organisation positions and develops L&D trajectories
* Understanding various tools for supporting L&D and being able to define the criteria for selecting appropriate tools within the context of an Organisation
* Being able to formulate and argue upon suggestions for the design of L&D trajectories, taking into account the insights concerning the context of an Organisation (e.g., labour market, external environment of an Organisation), theories of learning and development, and the role of the Organisational mission and strategic plans.
Literature
Builds further on literature from previous courses
Prerequisites
This course is NOT open for NON master MOL students!
Teaching methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) Lecture / Groupwork / Coaching
Assessment methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) Final Paper / Presentation
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Master Learning and Development in Organisations Compulsory Course(s)