A new podcast series explores employee development in a


St. Paul, Minnesota, June 29, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — New podcast series explores employee development

in a fast-paced workplace

On June 29, 2021, the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) releases its new “Human Resources Development Masterclass» series of podcasts to explore the fundamentals of human resource development and how they are changing in the workplace of the 2020s.

The first series of ten episodes focuses on different aspects of human resource development and features 24 leading authors, scholars and researchers from around the world in conversation with podcast host, Darren Short, who has 29 years of experience in the field of human resource development and served as president. of the AHRD from 2012 to 2014. The 24 guests include seven members of the HRD Scholar Hall of Fame and nine recipients of the Outstanding HRD Scholar Award. All episodes are between 60 and 90 minutes long and contain a one-on-one conversation with each guest, as well as a group chat where all the guests come together to discuss their common interest in the topic of the episode.

“The Human Resource Development Academy’s ‘Human Resource Development Masterclass’ podcast series is a must-have for leaders and facilitators of learning, development and change in organizations”, said Dr. Laura Bierema, University of Georgia, AHRD President. “Insights from visiting scholars and practitioners will elevate your thinking and practice towards creating sustainable, human-centered workplaces with evidence-based HRD insights.”

The podcast series was created for the Human Resource Development Academy by ALLbyPODCAST, a podcast production company.

Target audience

The new podcast series will be of interest to HRD practitioners working in talent development, learning and development, corporate training, leadership development, coaching, career development and organizational development. Additionally, podcast episodes will be leveraged by universities and colleges around the world as part of their human resource development degrees and diplomas as an opportunity to hear from expert leaders in the field.

Topics Covered

The ten episodes of Series 1 cover:

  • History and foundations of human resource development.
  • Learning and development in organizations.
  • Organizational Development,
  • Strategic human resource development.
  • Training and development.
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion in organizations.
  • Career development.
  • Cross-cultural issues in human resource development.
  • Evaluation of human resource development.
  • Critical human resource development.

Release schedule

The first two episodes will be released on June 29.and

  • Episode 1 focuses on History and foundations of HRDfeaturing Dr. Richard Swanson, Emeritus Professor, University of Minnesota, and Dr. Linda Perriton, University of Stirling in Scotland.
  • Episode 2 focuses on Learning and development in organizationsfeaturing Dr. Karen Watkins (University of Georgia), Dr. Victoria Marsick (Columbia University) and Geleana Alston (North Carolina A&T State University).

After the release of the first two episodes, the remaining eight are released once a week.

Bonus materials are available exclusively to AHRD members. Episodes include an edited version of a panel discussion where the episode’s guest researchers discuss topics related to the subject matter of that episode. Unedited, these talks are 40-55 minutes long, and only a 20-minute edited version is included in the podcast episode. Members of the Human Resource Development Academy have access to the full unedited version via the AHRD website.


About the Human Resource Development Academy

The Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) is the global professional organization for scholars and reflective practitioners of HRD. Founded in 1993, AHRD organizes scholarly conferences and webinars, sponsors peer-reviewed journals on HRD, and provides its members with access to continuing professional development. This is AHRD’s first podcast series.

Additional information about the podcast is available on the AHRD Podcast website.


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