Introduction to Learning and Development in the Workplace

Code: EDCA118
Apply this course towards: Adult and Continuing Education

Course description

1.0 elective course in the CACE program, but can be taken without registering for the program.

Offered online only.

Enhance your capacity to analyze and propose solutions to workplace learning and performance challenges. By examining concepts of employee and organizational learning and performance, you will be able to apply your learning and have a more meaningful impact within your organization.

Beginning with an overview of current trends, this course will focus on the design and development of effective learning and performance solutions in the evolving workplace. You will learn the basics of working with clients, conducting needs assessments, strategies for choosing appropriate learning technologies and activities, and designing, developing and evaluating performance and learning solutions.


Learning objectives

  • Describe the evolving role of learning and performance in organizations and identify trends that impact the evolution of learning and performance practices in your organization and beyond
  • Explain the importance of learner-centric learning and performance support
  • Describe strategies for partnering with clients to align training with an organization’s business goals
  • Conduct learning and performance needs assessments and identify potential solutions
  • Design learning and performance activities and resources using instructional design, design thinking, adult learning, and transfer of learning principles
  • Explain the various forms of, and strategies for, facilitating learning and engaging learners
  • Describe and apply evaluation strategies for diverse learning and performance activities and programs



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Continuing Studies statement on use of educational technology

This course may require the use of education technology such as internet-based applications, cloud services, or social media. In order to complete this course you will be required to either consent to the disclosure of your personal information outside of Canada to enable use of these technologies, or work with the Division of Continuing Studies and the instructor to use other privacy protective options (such as using an alias or nickname).