Training and Development

Online Concentration

Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership and Learning - Training and Development Concentration at the University of Louisville Online

The Training and Development Concentration of the Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership and Learning is designed for professionals who work with clients and/or various stakeholders to enhance workplace learning and improve organizational performance. The purpose of this concentration is to develop knowledge and skill in the design, development, delivery, and evaluation of job-related training and performance improvement. 


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There are a total of 35 credit hours required in this concentration. Here are the courses available online:

Courses

Hours

ELFH 300 Prior Learning Assessment

3 hours

ELFH 311 Needs Assessment

3 hours

ELFH 312 Designing Learning

3 hours

ELFH 316 Instructional Strategies and Group Facilitation Techniques

3 hours

ELFH 332 Measuring and Evaluating Effectiveness

3 hours

ELFH 341 Managing Projects in the Workplace

3 hours

ELFH 411 Human Resource Fundamentals

3 hours

ELFH 442 Supporting Organizational Change

3 hours

ELFH 460 Adult Learning and Diversity

3 hours

ELFH 575 Instructional Technology

3 hours

ELFH 578 Workplace and Information Ethics

3 hours

ELFH 540 Program Exit

2 hours

TOTAL CREDITS

35 hours


Course Descriptions

ELFH 300 Prior Learning Assessment (Portfolio Class)
This course, which must be taken in the first semester, introduces students to the process of producing a prior learning assessment portfolio/documentation of workplace learning (learning outside of the college classroom).  Up to 48 credit hours may be awarded for documented work-place learning. Awarded course credit is posted to the transcript under these course numbers:

ELFH 290 Occupational Courses
ELFH 291 Occupational Learning
ELFH 390 Advanced Occupational Courses
ELFH 391 Advanced Occupational Learning

ELFH 311 Needs Assessment
This course addresses occupationally specific training and organizational needs.  Students develop a proposal to conduct a needs assessment and a customized data collection instrument.

ELFH 312 Designing Learning
This course, which must be taken within the first two semesters, teaches the student to develop curriculum relevant to specific job requirements in occupations.  It includes tasks analysis, measurable performance objectives, lesson designs, and course material development.

ELFH 316 Instructional Strategies and Group Facilitation Techniques
This course teaches the student to develop lesson and course designs with methods and materials (teach critiqued lessons to communicate the knowledge and skills of jobs in occupations).  Prerequisite: ELFH 312.

ELFH 332 Measuring and Evaluating Effectiveness
This course teaches the student how to assess the effectiveness of instructional programs and learning in the cognitive, psychomotor and affective domains.  Prerequisite: ELFH 312 and ELFH 316.

ELFH 341 Managing Projects in the Workplace
This course teaches the student to create and manage learning facilities, events and assignments, including budgets, tasks, and resources. Tools and skills of Project Management are emphasized.

ELFH 411 Human Resource Fundamentals
This course is an overview of roles in field of resource management in context of the overall field of HRM, the relationship to workplace performance and the roles and competencies required in workforce leadership.

ELFH 442 Supporting Organizational Change
This course focuses on the reasons for and causes of change in organizations, and the professional and personal competencies to support change.

ELFH 460 Adult Learning and Diversity
This course focuses on theories and principles of adult learning and diversity with emphasis on their application to the education and helping professions as well as applications of career planning and talent management.

ELFH 575 Instructional Technology
This course provides knowledge and hands-on understanding on current and emerging workforce instructional technologies. Students will learn the theoretical foundation of technology-assisted learning, and various techniques for designing and delivering technology-enhanced learning solutions. Prerequisites: ELFH 311

ELFH 578 Workplace and Information Ethics
This course focuses on workplace ethics inclusive of ethical perspectives at individual, group, organizational and societal levels as they apply to leadership in workplaces and management of organizational information; examination of social responsibility. 

ELFH 540 Program Exit Experience
This is the final course and intended to show mastery of the program standards.  It includes two components: 1) a supervised professional work experience related to the student’s program and professional goals; 2) a professional portfolio with reflection paper that analyzes learning related to the Workforce Leadership and Performance standards.  Students must submit an application for practicum one semester prior to enrollment. 

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