Workforce Development: Perspectives and Issues

Workforce Development: Perspectives and Issues

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ISBN-13: 9789811013324
Publisher: Springer Singapore
Publication date: 11/04/2016
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2014
Pages: 387
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

Roger Harris is a Professor in the School of Education, University of South Australia. He has had extensive experience in VET research, with a focus on national training reform, workforce development and adult learning. He has presented at national and international conferences and published widely, including books on competency-based education (Macmillan 1995), on and off-job training (NCVER 1998) and rethinking work and learning (Springer 2009), as well co-writing 18 research monographs published by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research. Recently, Roger was Director of the three-year Australian research consortium, Supporting VET providers in building capability for the future. He has been a member of the South Australian Training and Skills Commission, and a Research Fellow for three months at the Institute for Adult Learning in the Singapore Workforce Development Agency. Currently he serves on the Academic Boards of two private higher education providers, and as Program Leader of the Workforce Development Program within the CRC for Rail Innovation. He has been Editor of the Australian Journal of Adult Learning, and is now Co-Editor of the International Journal of Training Research.

Tom Short is a Research Fellow at the University of South Australia where his activities include leading workforce development research projects within the CRC for Rail Innovation. His academic and work experiences span areas such as human resource management, workforce development, leadership and adult education – in senior management, consulting, education and research roles. He has published widely on these topics in books, journals, national and international conference proceedings, professional publications and currently serves on the editorial board of three international journals. Tom is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and was formerly Director of the Performance Improvement Centre, a HRD consulting and training business unit situated within the University of Auckland, Faculty of Education, specialising in the professional development of workplace educators, trainers, assessors and teachers of adults.

Table of Contents

1. Exploring the Notion of Workforce Development
Roger Harris and Tom Short

Part I Sustainability, Growth and Diversity

2. Attracting and Retaining Staff: The Role of Branding and Industry Image
Michelle Wallace, Ian Lings, Ros Cameron and Neroli Sheldon

3. International Developments in Skills Migration: A Case Study of theOpportunities, Threats and Dilemmas for Australia
Peter Kell, Ros Cameron, Deborah Joyce and Michelle Wallace

4. Career Paths: Challenges and Opportunities
Neroli Sheldon and Michelle Wallace

5. Skills Recognition and Recognition of Prior Learning for Workforce Development: Challenges and Possibilities
Lisa Davies

6. Recognition of the Skills and Knowledge of Indigenous Employees
Katie Maher

7. Women and Engineering: A Workforce Development Issue
Michelle Wallace and Neroli Sheldon

Part II Human Capability and Capacity Building

8. Transitions in Workplace Communication: Perspectives on the Efficacy of Formal Workplace Mentoring
Tom Short

9. Building Workforce Competencies through Complex Projects
Andrew Sense and Senevi Kiridena

10. The Developmental Role of Competence Assurance
Liza O’Moore, Lesley Jolly and Lydia Kavanagh

11. The Challenges of Leadership in the Twenty-First Century
Tom Stehlik, Tom Short and Janene Piip

12. Leadership Talent Identification and Management
Janene Piip and Roger Harris

13. Literacy in the Workplace
John Benseman

Part III Innovations in Learning and Development

14. Coaching in the Workplace
Ros Cameron and Medhi Ebrahimi

15. Contemporary Challenges in E-Learning
Kristal Reynolds, Karen Becker and Julie Fleming

16. Simulating Work: Can Simulators Help Develop a Workforce?
Lydia Kavanagh, Lesley Jolly, Liza O’Moore and Gregory Tibbits

Part IVLooking Forward: Changing Perceptions and Possibilities

17. Spirituality at Work: The Contribution of Mindfulness to Personal and Workforce Development
Leigh Burrows

18. Evaluation in Workforce Development
Michele Simons

19. Critical Perspectives on Workforce Development
Jim Stewart and Sally Sambrook

20. The Future of Workforce Development – Old Wine in New Bottles?
Tom Short and Roger Harris

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