Lesson 1: Justification for Training
Upon completion of the Required Readings, thorough, well-planned narrative answer to the following discussion question. Rely on your Required Readings and the Lecture and Research Update for specific information to answer the discussion question, but turn to your original thoughts when asked to apply, evaluate, analyze, or synthesize the information. Your Discussion Question response should be both grammatically and mechanically correct, and formatted in the same fashion as the question itself. If there is a Part A, your response should identify a Part A, etc. In addition, you must appropriately cite all resources used in your responses and document in a bibliography using APA style.
Discussion Question 2 (40 points)
Within the hierarchy of any given company, the training function can be a subset of the HR department, a different department, or a stand-alone unit. Because the training function plays such a vital role in the integration of learning and business strategies, it would be to the advantage of the HR manager and the company as a whole for the training director to report to the HR manager, or at least for the HR manager to be extremely familiar with the training department and its contributors and a major contributor in the training process.
Discuss five (5) ways that the Training Professional can make a valued contribution to the success of the company’s training function and training director. (40 points) (A 1½-page