Training and Development

Assignment Requirements


There are four discussion board questions. You would provide 200 word responses to each of the Discussion board questions. The questions are attached and the DB rules are attached as well. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU CITE YOUR REFERENCE IN THE ANSWERS.

Source: Werner, J.M. & Desimone, R.L. (2012). Human Resource Development (6th Edition). Mason, OH: Thomson South-Western (ISBN-13:978-0-538-48099-4).


The following needs improvement issues were observed while reading your post/s. These issues (identified below) will be indicated by an X (mark) signifying a need for improvement. In the Content (60%) element point deductions will apply to each Question (DFQ). If a needs improvement issue occurs more than once in your post related to the Organization (40%) element, repeated point deductions will not be assessed. Help with an Organization improvement issue is provided so you can then learn about the needs improvement issue with which you are grappling. You’ll be able to see examples of how to remedy these issues in future postings. Compare what you’ve posted with examples you see in the “help” sources I’ve recommended you consult. You’ll notice there are numbers in some cases such as 3.08 APA (indicating a paragraph in APA Manual 6th Ed. – no student should be without) or you may observe references to APA Owl Purdue (found in the External Links button or google their website). These two references(APA & OP) are your best written sources for information related to understanding and improving scholarly writing. Additionally, Troy University has a staff to help you with your writing; you can email the Troy University Writing Center at You may call them by dialing 334-670-3305.


Students can earn up to 40 points for their DFQ weekly responses (see Rules). There are 5 DFQ weekly assignments x 40 points= 200 possible points earned for the course.

The points system below applies to any of the DFQ responses that are in a week’s assignment. In other words if any response for any DFQ assigned during a given week’s assignment has issues, points will be deducted up to the maximum.

Content & Word Count (can earn up to 24 points) Note: point deductions cannot exceed 24 even if you have more than 4 DFQs that do not meet the standard for primary post.

___Primary post (18)

___Did not meet the required word count — per DFQ (-6)

___Did not fully address the question posed — per DFQ (-6)

___Secondary post (response to others) (6)

___Did not add value-First response (DFQ Posting Rules-trivial) (-2)

___Did not add value-Second response (DFQ Posting Rules-trivial) (-2)

Organization (can earn up to 16 points) Point deductions will not exceed 16 for Organization. Even though needs improvement issues indicated with an “X” may appear to result in point deductionsgreater than -16 points, 16 point deduction will not be exceeded.

____DFQ in bold font; Bbd 5 pt font; stated followed by response (-16)


____ Font size in Bbd of 5; double spaced (-16)                                                                                                                       ____Grammar/punctuation/sound sentence structure/spelling/typos (-5 possible points for any subcategories below)

___3.19 APA Subject-verb agreement (-5)

___3.08 APA Economy of Expression (-5)



___Awkward sentence (sentence fragments or comma splices) Owl Purdue (-5)

___Typos (-5)

___ APA 4.12-4.13 Spelling (-5)

___APA 4.01 – 4.1 Punctuation (-5)

___Paragraph organization (topic sentences with support statements) (-5). Topic sentences (TS) – usually the first sentence in paragraph stating what the paragraph is about (like a purpose statement) followed by supportive statements to bolster the TS. Freshman English class stuff. Go External Links button – Owl Purdue Website (eternal links) – type “topic sentences” in the search window to learn.

___3.09 APA Precision and Clarity (-5 possible points for any subcategories below)

___Word choice



____APA formatting (Note: possible heavy point deductions for the subcategories below)

___Font size 5 pt in Bbd (-16) usually have to adjust the font size in Bbd (drop down window)

___Double Spacing (NOT doing it) (-16)


___Citing references in the text of your post and page number so that it is very clear what is the student’s opinion and what is from the text or other sources (someone else’s thoughts or ideas). (-16). You can use only textook if you wish.

___Indicate references (like a References page) used at end of your posting. Tell me where you got the material (thoughts, ideas, concepts) used that was not yours. (-16)







WK 2



Chapter 3


  1. What is learning? Give an example. Indicate in your example the major elements that demonstrate it is an example of learning.



  1. Identify and discuss the factors that can affect whether training transfers back to the job. Which two factors do you feel are the most important to ensure transfer? Support your choices.


  1. What is the significance of the following HRD variables?


  1. Trainee characteristics
  2. Training design (conditions of practice, retention, transfer of training)
  3. Individual differences
  4. Learning strategies and styles



Chapter 4


  1. Define “Needs Assessment?” Describe the three levels of needs analysis and indicate their significance.



  1. Why is needs assessment so often not performed in many organizations? How could an HRD professional possibly convince a reluctant manager to invest time and money to do needs assessment?



Source: Werner, J.M. & Desimone, R.L. (2012). Human Resource Development (6th Edition). Mason, OH: Thomson South-Western (ISBN-13:978-0-538-48099-4).


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