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HRD Programs in the United Kingdom

Stewart, Jim; Mills, Sophie

Authors

Jim Stewart



Abstract

The Problem. Very little research has examined the current state of human resource development (HRD) education in the United Kingdom, or the factors influencing its genesis and development. The Solution. We analyze historical and contemporary factors influencing HRD education in the United Kingdom, identify different levels and providers of HRD qualifications, and outline curriculum content of HRD programs. Our aim is to clarify the current situation, by proposing a tripartite model of stakeholders in HRD education based on the United Kingdom but which might assist in the analysis of HRD education in other geographic areas. The Stakeholders. HRD education in the United Kingdom is largely influenced by three key stakeholders: the U.K. government, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (the professional body for human resources), and the academy. Our analysis reveals complex and dynamic interactions between these stakeholders, which have implications for them as well as learners, practitioners, and researchers

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Apr 1, 2015
Print ISSN 1523-4223
Publisher SAGE Publications (UK and US)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 17
Issue 2
Pages 162-179
APA6 Citation Stewart, J., & Mills, S. (2015). HRD Programs in the United Kingdom. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 17(2), 162-179. doi:10.1177/1523422315572619
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/1523422315572619
Keywords HRD programs, United Kingdom, qualifications, CIPD
Publisher URL https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1523422315572619
Additional Information Date of acceptance is estimated.
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