In this fully revised and updated edition of Principles of Human Resource Development, the authors present a rigorous and comprehensive overview of the theory and practice of HRD. They provide the building blocks of human resource development and illustrate the relationships among all the components that constitute the field. Showcasing the various roles and practices of HRD-including organizational learning, instructional design, program planning and evaluation, and internal consulting-they identify concrete ways to improve the HRD practice in order to raise its visibility and enhance its credibility within the organization. An all-in-one resource, this book will be indispensable for educators, students, and human resource professionals alike.
Jerry W. Gilley is an associate professor in organizational and human resource development at Iowa State University and was formerly the director of organizational and executive development for William M. Mercer, Inc. He lives in Ames, Iowa.
Steven A. Eggland is a professor of vocational education at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln. He has written several books on the field of HRD.
Ann Maycunich Gilley is Vice President of Trilogy Consulting Group, a performance consulting firm, and a faculty member at Colorado State University, where she teaches courses in strategy, strategic management, consulting, and communications. She is co-author of numerous books, including The Performance Challenge, Beyond the Learning Organization and Organizational Learning, Performance, and Change. She lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.