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BMC 354 Employee Development and Training

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Course Description

Employee learning and development is an essential contributor to any organization’s success. A strategic learning and development culture supports performance improvement planning while it addresses new areas of employee development towards an individual's career goals. It builds employee retention and loyalty, and promotes employee engagement and the organizational growth. Learn how to plan, develop and implement a training and development program that benefits employees and organizations alike.


Course Details

This is an interactive course and requires active student participation. It encourages self-reflection and students will be asked to draw on previous work or business experience.

Upon completion of Employee Development and Training you will be able to:

  • Align your corporation's business strategy and culture with a training and development program for your organization.
  • Conduct a needs analysis and report back to the management team.
  • Construct a learning plan outlining the target audience and delivery method.
  • Prepare a cost benefit analysis and develop financial justification for a learning and development program.

Formerly BMC 166 Performance Management and Training


It is recommended that students successfully complete BMC 165 Human Resource Management and BMC 353 Performance Management (formerly BMC 176 Performance Improvement Through Appraisal) prior to enrolling in BMC 354 Employee Development and Training.

Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)


  BMC 354 - 004 Employee Development and Training  
  Spring 2017   Status:  Available
Online:   18 Apr 2017 to 26 Jun 2017
Hours: 30.00
Course Fees:   Flat Fee non-credit    $495.00
Potential Price Adjustments:
Delivery Options:  Online
Instructor(s): Audrey Farrier
  Reading List / Textbook:  

Required Textbook

Title: Managing Performance through Training and Development

Edition: 6th

Authors: Alan M. Saks, Robert R. Haccoun

Publisher: Nelson


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  Section Notes:  

Prerequisite: BMC 352 Learning Online

It is not possible to register online for this course until you have successfully completed BMC 352 Learning Online or have a Learning Online Prerequisite Waiver in your profile. You may enrol in this course, by telephone, if you are enrolled in a section of BMC 352 that will be completed before this course begins.
  • This course will be delivered using Desire2Learn (D2L).
  • Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am on the start date.
A $25 fee applies for course withdrawals and transfers.  

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