Training & Development
Play • 1 hr 24 min

In this fourth episode of HRD Masterclass, guests Dr. Ronald L. Jacobs (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne), Dr. Melika Shirmohammadi (University of Houston), and Dr. Seung Won Yoon (Texas A&M University-Commerce) discuss Training and Development and its role within Human Resource Development, including:

  • What is meant by the term "Training and Development".
  • The changing nature of work and implications for Training and Development.
  • How remote working affects Training and Development.
  • The role played by in-person training, and how that is changing.
  • The changing role of HRD professionals in the workplace.
  • How Training and Development will continue to evolve in the coming years.

In the first part of the episode, Ron, Melika, and Seung Won meet one-to-one with host, Darren Short. In the second part, the three guests are together to discuss their shared interest in Training and Development.

For full details on the HRD Masterclass series, visit For more information on the Academy of Human Resource Development, visit - by being a member of AHRD, you can access bonus materials not included in this episode.

This episode is sponsored by SiTUATE, a new platform that is the digital version of structured on-the-job training. Find out more at 

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