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Handbook of Human Resource Development by Neal F. Chalofsky

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Future Directions for HRD

Martin B. Kormanik

O.D. Systems

Thomas J. Shindell

Texas Education Agency

The purpose of this chapter is to propose some future directions for the field of human resource development (HRD). We use an organization development (OD) approach, starting with a look at the current state of HRD at individual (e.g., theorists, researchers, scholars, scholar-practitioners, and practitioners) and collective levels (e.g., academia, practice). Second, we propose an ideal vision for the future. Third, we examine internal and external challenges to attaining this ideal future, and focus on four issues we think are key: relevance, governance/certification, ...

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