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Handbook of Human Resource Development by Neal F. Chalofsky

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Certification of HRD Professionals

Vijay Krishna

American National Standards Institute

The practice of human resource development (HRD) has grown during the last two decades. As with every established profession, “after practice is established, the need arises to formalize the knowledge gained in practice into some logical structure. Such activity helps legitimize the profession and increases the reliability of practice” (Jacobs, 1999, p. 66). Profession refers to the practice of the field, while the term discipline refers to the field of study. The field of HRD is not yet an established profession. How it can become an established profession ...

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