Characteristics and elements of workforce development with special attention to the roles and responsibilities of employers and managers.
This course can be applied toward:
Admission to the Organizational Learning, Performance and Change (OLPC) specialization under the Ph.D. in Education and Human Resource Studies.
Textbooks and Materials
Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.
- A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future (2006)
- Analysis for Improving Performance: Tools-Diagnosing Organizations/Documenting Workplace Expertise, 2nd Ed. (2007)
- Hands-on Training: A Simple Method for On-the-Job Training (2001)
Sisson, G.R., San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler
- Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work (2009)
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.