Assignment 1: Discussion—Challenges and Opportunities

| March 29, 2017

Assignment 1: Discussion—Challenges and Opportunities

Training is an essential HR activity. Use the Argosy University online library resources and your textbooks to read about employee training programs.

On the basis of your learning from the course, including the readings, your written assignments, and your classmates’ comments during previous discussions, address the following question:

Discuss at least three challenges and three opportunities for the implementation and maintenance of an effective employee training program.

By Saturday, March 18, 2017, post your initial response to the Discussion Area below. Continue to get to know your fellow classmates and contribute to our discussion of technology in training.

Through Wednesday, March 22, 2017, comment on at least two of your peers’ responses.

Write your initial response in 300–500 words. Your response should be thorough and address all components of the discussion question in detail, include citations of all sources, where needed, according to the APA Style, and demonstrate accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation

Do the following when responding to your peers:

Read your peers’ answers.
Provide substantive comments by
contributing new, relevant information from course readings, Web sites, or other sources;
building on the remarks or questions of others; or
sharing practical examples of key concepts from your professional or personal experiences
Respond to feedback on your posting and provide feedback to other students on their ideas.
Make sure your writing
is clear, concise, and organized;
demonstrates ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and
displays accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Grading Criteria
Assignment Components
Max Points

Initial response was:

Insightful, original, accurate, and timely.
Substantive and demonstrated advanced understanding of concepts.
Compiled/synthesized theories and concepts drawn from a variety of sources to support statements and conclusions.

16

Discussion Response and Participation:

Responded to a minimum of two peers in a timely manner.
Offered points of view supported by research.
Asked challenging questions that promoted discussion.
Drew relationships between one or more points in the discussion.

16

Writing:

Wrote in a clear, concise, formal, and organized manner.
Responses were error free.
Information from sources, where applicable, was paraphrased appropriately and accurately cited.

8
Total:
40

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