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Jacobs, Ronald L. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2014
This article presents a perspective on the relationship between adult education and human resource development of the past two decades and the subsequent emergence of workforce development. The lesson taken from the article should be more than simply a recounting of events related to these fields of study. Instead, the more general lesson may be…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Human Resources, Labor Force Development, Educational Change
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Ruona, Wendy E. A. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2009
This article features the Program Excellence Network (PEN) of the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) which was established in September 2006 in response to a proposal brought forward by the author. The mission of PEN is to strengthen HRD academic programs and promote excellence in teaching HRD. PEN provides a forum for its members to…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, Professional Education, Educational Quality, Networks
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Stewart, Jim; Lee, Monica; Poell, Rob – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2009
This article features the University Forum for Human Resource Development (UFHRD), a voluntary network or an informal association stemming from two separate initiatives in the UK in the late 1980s. The first of these was at national government level and was the introduction of national competence based vocational qualifications (NVQs) following…
Descriptors: Qualifications, Labor Force Development, Human Resources, Consortia
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Truty, John D. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2007
Human resource development (HRD) professionals have an obligation to provide programs/products with the highest probability of success. The exclusion of workers' perspectives, from "their" standpoint, would seem to produce suboptimal results. Therefore, consulting workers' literature, labor and working class histories, management histories, and…
Descriptors: Human Resources, Labor Force Development, Working Class, Productivity
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Jacobs, Ronald L. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2006
This article presents a perspective on the relationship between adult education and human resource development of the past two decades and the subsequent emergence of workforce development. The lesson taken from the article should be more than simply a recounting of events related to these fields of study. Instead, the more general lesson may be…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Human Resources, Labor Force Development, Intellectual Disciplines