HSTD 394

Staff Training and Adult Development

4 Undergraduate credits
Effective August 24, 2002 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

Students in this course focus on staff development and training techniques, and examine their roles and functions within nonprofit and public/governmental organizations. Attention is given to the identification of training needs, strategies for meeting those needs, information on adult learning, the use of evaluations, and the overall purpose of staff development and training within an organization. Students develop a hypothetical staff development program as a major project. Recommended: Some preparation in psychology.

Special information

Recommended: Some preparation in psychology.

Learning outcomes


  • Analyze the role and impact of training in helping organizations to reach their objectives, as demonstrated by conducting an organizational needs analysis.
  • Comprehend and apply information about adults learning theory, as evidenced by developing course learning outcomes.
  • Perform and apply skills of program design as demonstrated by developing a complete training program.