Critical Human Resource Development
Play • 1 hr 29 min

In this sixth episode of HRD Masterclass, guests Dr. Laura Bierema (The University of Georgia, USA), Dr. Carole Elliott (University of Sheffield, UK), and Dr. Tomika Greer (University of Houston, USA) discuss Critical HRD and its role within Human Resource Development, including:

  • What is meant by the term Critical HRD.
  • How to approach HRD from a critical perspective.
  • How inequities show up across organizations, and how to respond to them.
  • Examples of Critical HRD in action.
  • HRD's role in creating humanly sustainable organizations.
  • Challenges faced by HRD practitioners bringing a critical perspective to their work.

In the first part of the episode, Laura, Carole, and Tomika meet one-to-one with host, Darren Short. In the second part, Laura, Carole, and Tomika discuss their shared interest in Critical HRD.

At 1 hour 8 minutes into the episode, Dr. Bierema references this article from Aiko Bethea: 

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.

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