Foundations of assessment and evaluation in organizational learning, performance and Change, HRD and organization development.
EDOD 706 (Organizational Learning, Performance, Change); EDOC 768 (Workforce Development).
Textbook and Materials
Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.
- Assessing the financial benefits of human resource development (2001)
Swanson, R.A. (Cambridge, MA: Perseus Publishing)
- Results: How to assess performance, learning, and perceptions in organizations (1999)
Swanson, R.A., & Holton, E.F. (San Francisco: Berett-Koehler)
Thomas J. Chermack is an Assistant Professor at Colorado State University in the Organizational Performance and Change program.
Chermack worked as a consultant with Personnel Decisions International for eight years leading efforts in training, change management initiatives, organization development interventions and high performance work team initiations. During this time he also began his path into academics. Chermack's research focuses on the process and products of scenario planning (an alternative to traditional strategic planning). This unique approach to planning was born at Royal Dutch / Shell Oil and is largely credited with the ability to anticipate and navigate fundamental market changes and shifts.
He has authored over 50 research reports, and his research has appeared in scholarly publications such as Futures, Futures Research Quarterly, Human Resource Development Review, The Academy of Strategic Management Journal, and the Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies among others.