Course Number: BUS561


Research has indicated that employee training is important in an organization because it allows employees to improve their skills and improve the quality of work they are providing to the organization. Furthermore, training is an essential part of every employer s safety and health program. Training protects employees from work-related injuries, but also improves productivity, performance, and morale. In addition, training in equal employment opportunity, including sexual harassment and race discrimination, is also required by law.

In 2020 the world has seen an unprecedented growth in distributed employees as a consequence of COVID-19. Distributed workforces use a variety of telecommunication networks and tools to establish connectivity as well as provide organizational policies and procedures, email and interactive meetings. Distributed teams encompass organizations that (1) offer flexible work arrangements and whose employees work out of home offices rather than on site and (2) have employees who are geographically distant. 

This course will provide an overview of facilitating training programs in a virtual environment. We will address adult learning principles involved in the design of virtual training, strategies for engaging employees during training, the use of training methods for synchronous and asynchronous learning, and ways to assess the effectiveness of the training program.

Prerequisite: None

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Section Format Hours Level Term Length
30083788 Online 3.0 Graduate October 8 weeks
30083269 Online 3.0 Graduate May 8 weeks
30083270 Online 3.0 Graduate August 8 weeks
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