A study of modern practice human resource development from a perspective of its history, philosophy, principles, application and literature. Special attention will be placed on the three domains of HRD: organizational learning, performance and change.
Admission to Organizational Learning, Performance and Change specialization or written consent of instructor.
Textbooks and Materials
Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.
- APA Publication Manual, 6th Ed.
Washington, DC: American Psychological Association
- Foundations of Human Resource Development, 2nd Ed. (2009)
Swanson, R.A., & Holton, E.F. III
Susan A. Lynham, Ph.D.
Dr. Lynham is an Associate Professor at Colorado State University and Chair of the Organizational Learning, Performance and Change (OLPC) Program Area in the School of Education.
She earned her M.A. degree in Organizational Leadership from the University of St. Catherine, Minnesota. Her M.Ed. and Ph.D. degrees in Human Resource Development are from the University of Minnesota, where she graduated in 2000. Susan has over 20 years practical experience in human resource development (HRD), with a special passion for organization development (OD), and has consulted and presented nationally and internationally in these areas. She has also taught at a number of academic institutions during her career, including the University of Minnesota, Louisiana State University, and Texas A&M University.
Susan focuses her teaching and research expertise in the areas of responsible leadership, scenario planning based leadership development, national human resource development, constructivist inquiry, and theory development in applied disciplines. She is an engaged member of the HRD scholarly community, both locally and abroad. As such she has served as an elected board member of the Academy of Human Resource Development, is the past Editor-in-Chief of the Academy of Human Resource Development journal Advances in Developing Human Resources, and serves on the editorial board of a number of core journals in the field.
A native of South Africa, Dr. Lynham enjoys regular visits to her home country—for purposes of both pleasure and work! The diversity of her background enables her to study and practice her field across a spectrum of national cultures, and contexts of complexity.