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Using Clips from The IT Crowd to Teach Needs Assessment

by Dr. Gordon B. Schmidt, University of Louisiana Monroe   When we talk about topics like Needs Assessment in classes related to Human Resource Development, Human Resource Management, or Training it can be difficult to find engaging examples. In my own classes related to Human Resource Development and Training I use a series of clips from the show The IT Crowd to help to illustrate aspects related to needs analysis. This offers a shared cast of characteristics to consider related to needs…

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Enhancing Empathy Through Behavioral Mirroring: A 5-minute Experiential Activity

by Dr. Andrew Bennett, Old Dominion University Overview One component necessary to enhance positive change in the world is increased empathy and perspective taking. Behavioral mirroring / behavioral synchrony is one activity that has shown promise for improving individual empathy (Bräuninger, 2014) and self-other awareness (Koch, Mehl, Sobanski, Sieber, & Fuch, 2015). This exercise guides participants through a short behavioral mirroring activity with provided instructions and debrief questions. The mirroring activity is appropriate for skill development courses (e.g., Managerial Skills, Negotiations) or…

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Posted in Syllabi

Syllabus: Human Resource Management (Undergraduate)

by Dr. Caitlin Sockbeson, Jacksonville University This is an introductory course, but does include a taste of HR analytics, as we hear more and more about how important those skills are in a variety of jobs and we want to integrate the skills more broadly in the curriculum. Assignments also feature choice–requiring 5 submissions, but 7-8 topics or assignments given, etc. This allows students some more agency as well as opportunities to make up for an assignment that did not go well….

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Posted in Icebreakers

Virtual Name Tag

by Dr. Phylicia Taylor, Florida A&M University

This activity is used at the beginning of the semester to allow students and professors to get to know each other in a fun and creative way. Students can use Powerpoint, Canva, and the like to create a name tag that includes goals, hobbies, and additional information that allows their classmates to get to know them better. This quick yet impact assignment lets students highlight their creativity and personalities by including pictures and graphics that represent who they are.

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Posted in Teams

Team Research Project

by Dr. Phylicia Taylor, Florida A&M University

The following project is used for a graduate-level Organizational Behavior course to give first-semester graduate students an introduction to writing and research. The assignment is a team project and is scaffolded over the semester to give students feedback and have dedicated time to work with their team to submit a high-quality paper at the end of the semester.

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Posted in Top Lists Videos

Seven YouTube to Use Related to Operant Conditioning and Classical Conditioning

by Gordon B. Schmidt, University of Louisiana Monroe

Management courses such as Introductory Organizational Behavior, Training Methods, and Human Resource Development often talk about learning. Two topics in this area that often are taught are operant condition and classical conditioning. This resource highlights seven YouTube videos related to these topics and distinguishes between the two topics.