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[H R 5193] Intervention/Practice-Training - 491

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Brenda Lloyd-Jones

Course Description

Intervention and Practice in Training

 

This course is specifically designed to enable advanced students to explore their skills in working with others from both a theoretical and pragmatic perspective. Students are required, through course content, to develop a clear picture of facilitation, leadership, consultant or teacher style. Hence, the course focuses on training in the contexts of intervention and practice. The overall aim of this course is to assist students in recognizing how training can be used in professional life.

 

To this end, students will consider training and education as significant tools to work better with people. Students will review educational and learning theories that have clear applicability to effective training and development programs and will identify best practices in training that are credited with producing positive changes and effective outcomes. Students will engage in professional development exercises to highlight their own strengths as related to facilitation, leadership, and consultation skills.

Course Dates


DatesJuly1 – August 31, 2022
Last day to enroll or drop without penaltyJune 2, 2022

Site Director

This is a three-credit hour online course. Please see your local Site Director or email our online site coordinator at aponline@ou.edu

Professor Contact Information


Course ProfessorBrenda Lloyd-Jones, Ph.D.
Mailing Address4505 South Yale Ave., Tulsa, Oklahoma 74135
Telephone Number918-660-3483
Fax Number918-660-3490
Email Addressblloydjones@ou.edu

Textbook(s) and Instructional Materials

Student materials are available at the OU Bookstore Website at https://ou.textbookx.com/institutional/index.php. The website has book selling, renting, buying, returning, and order tracking capabilities. If you need help with an order, or if you have any questions contact the toll-free phone at 1-(855)-790-6637, agents are available from 9a – 5p (EST) Monday – Friday. Text prices are available online.

How to Run Seminars and Workshops : Presentation Skills for Consultants, Trainers and Teachers, Fourth Edition
How to Run Seminars and Workshops : Presentation Skills for Consultants, Trainers and Teachers, Fourth Edition
by Jolles
Published by Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, John
ISBN: 9781119374343
Required

OU Email

All official correspondence from instructors will be sent only to students’ ou.edu address.

 

Email Account and Canvas: Students are expected to check their OU email accounts and the course site on Canvas daily for updates from the instructor

 

Course Objectives

After successful completion of the course, students will

  • recognize basic learning theories and principles, particularly those pertaining to the characteristics of the adult learner;
  • identify and discuss a variety of training methods and training aids;
  • discuss learning theories and their appropriateness for designing training programs;
  • explain what methods and strategies of training is effective for prevention and intervention purposes; and
  • develop and design a workshop/training session

Course Outline

This course is delivered completely online. Assignments and activities will be listed on and will be facilitated via the Canvas course management system. Available online at: canvas.ou.edu


The textbook and assigned reading provide key ideas and theoretical insights into effective training and its impact on productivity and performance. To be sure you have grasped the point of each chapter or article, ask yourself the following questions:

What is the author’s main argument?

What are the key concepts and principles introduced?

How can I use this information to address the course assignments?

 

 

A tardy assignment will incur a penalty. Two (5) points will be deducted from the total possible points for each day the assignment is late.

 

STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Students with disabilities are protected under the American Disabilities Act, and accommodations are made to assist them.  Students, in this course, who have a disability that may prevent them from fully demonstrating their abilities, should contact the professor and the OU Office of Student Services so that arrangements can be made to provide accommodations.

 

RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS

It is the policy of the University to excuse absences of students that result from religious observances and to provide without penalty for the rescheduling of examinations and additional required class work that may fall on religious holidays.

Assignments, Grading and Due Dates

PLEASE NOTE: Late assignments will have 5 points deducted per day late. Timely submission of assignments is considered a professional responsibility.

 

Final Exam (25 points)                                                            Due August 31

The exam will align with materials read for the course and consist of multiple-choice questions. The final comprises 25 questions with a 25-minute time limit. You will need to study for the exam because the exam is closed book and a time limit applies. 

 

Paper 1 (25 points)                                                                  Due July 22

Complete the True Colors Personality Inventory (https://cns.utexas.edu/images/CNS/True_Colors.pdf) and use the findings from your two brightest colors, which are your largest 2 numbers to discuss your style of training and facilitation. Incorporate the coursebook and at least 2 readings on Canvas to support your position. The paper is 5-7 pages and must follow the conventions of APA (6th edition) format. Your paper must: 1) contain in-text citations; 2) incorporate at least 3 references on a separate reference page; 3) use 12-point font, Times New Roman; 4) include a separate title page and include a title, page number, your name, name of the university and the date.

 

Online Discussion Board (25 points)                                         Due July 5, 18, 25; August 8, 25            

Each student will post an original 5-7-sentence response to the discussion question and reply to the comments that are posted by at least one other student in the class. Engagement in discussion (virtual conversation) is required. No points will be given for postings after the due dates. Posts should be civil and respectful.

  

 

Paper 2: Training Program/Workshop (25 points)                                         Due August 26

In this 5-7- paper you will identify a human relations issue and develop an intervention training program or workshop. Students will provide background information and the current status of the issue using academic literature. In addition, your paper should incorporate a convincing rationale for focused training on the issue you’ve selected and include the methodological approach on which you have based your training program. Your paper should integrate a sample program with an agenda and include topics, exercises, and a timeframe. Use APA format. Incorporate in-text citations and include title and reference pages.

 

Summary of Assignments and Points

Final Exam                                                                  25 points

Paper 1                                                                        25 points

Online Discussion Board (5 points per question)         25 points

Paper 2                                                                        25 points

 

TOTAL                                                                    100 points

Grading

This is a letter-graded course (A, B, C, D, or F)

Final grades will be assigned based upon the percentage of total points earned relative to total points possible in the course. The standard convention for assigning letter grades for the course will be followed:

 

90–100%                     A        

80–89%                       B         

70–79%                       C         

60–69%                       D                    

Below 60%                  F         

 

Policy on Late Assignments

A tardy assignment will incur a penalty. Two (5) points will be deducted from the total possible points for each day the assignment is late.

 

STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Students with disabilities are protected under the American Disabilities Act, and accommodations are made to assist them.  Students, in this course, who have a disability that may prevent them from fully demonstrating their abilities, should contact the professor and the OU Office of Student Services so that arrangements can be made to provide accommodations.

 

RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS

It is the policy of the University to excuse absences of students that result from religious observances and to provide without penalty for the rescheduling of examinations and additional required class work that may fall on religious holidays.

Technical Support Information

If you experience technical problems, contact Information Technology by visiting their website at: http://webapps.ou.edu/it/ or contacting them by telephone at: (405) 325-HELP (4357).

 

Materials posted on the OU CANVAS system:

Access CANVAS at http://canvas.ou.edu; enter your OU NetID (4+4) and password, and select course to access the material.

 

Procedures for Completion of Course Evaluation: 

Upon completion of the course students should go to the Advanced Programs Online Learning Information webpage and click on the applicable semester link under “Online Course Evaluation” which will direct them to the evaluation.  The evaluation will take approximately five minutes to complete.  Completion of the online evaluation is an important tool allowing Advanced Programs to gain information and student feedback for improvement of courses.

Your responses will be kept confidential.  They will be reviewed by the department and only supplied to the professor once grades for the course have been submitted.

 

Materials posted on the OU CANVAS system:

Access CANVAS at http://canvas.ou.edu; enter your OU NetID (4+4) and password, and select course to access material. Please contact your local the IT Help desk at 405-325-HELP if you require assistance.  IT is available 24/7

Statement about the MHR Program Planner and Human Relations Website

Students should become familiar with the MHR Program Planner that was sent to each student upon admission into the program.  The planner has a description of the HR program objectives and requirements, suggestions for graduate study, financial assistance, and graduation information. Of particular interest is the information on the comprehensive exams and the internship.  For further information please visit the Department of Human Relations Website at: http://www.ou.edu/cas/hr

Reasonable Accommodation Statement

The University of Oklahoma is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for all students with disabilities.  Any student in this course who has a disability that may prevent him or her from fully demonstrating his or her abilities should contact me personally as soon as possible so we can discuss accommodations necessary to ensure full participation and facilitate your educational opportunities.  Students with disabilities must be registered with the Office of Disability Services prior to receiving accommodations in this course.  The Office of Disability Services is located in Goddard Health Center, Suite 166, phone 405-325-3852 or TDD only 405-325-4173. For more information please see the Disability Resource Center website http://www.ou.edu/drc/home.html

 

Civility/Inclusivity Statement:

We understand our members represent a rich variety of backgrounds and perspectives. The Human Relations Department is committed to providing an atmosphere for learning that respects diversity. While working together to build this community we ask all members to:

  • share their unique experiences, values and beliefs
  • be open to the views of others
  • honor the uniqueness of their colleagues
  • appreciate the opportunity we have to learn from each other in this community
  • value each other’s opinions and communicate in a respectful manner
  • keep confidential discussions the community has of a personal (or professional) nature
  • use this opportunity together to discuss ways in which we can create an inclusive environment in this course and across the University of Oklahoma community.

Religious Holidays

It is the policy of the University to excuse absences of students that result from religious observances and to provide without a penalty for the rescheduling of examinations and additional required class work that may fall on religious holidays, without penalty.

POLICIES AND NOTICES

Attendance/Grade Policy

Attendance and participation in interaction, individual assignments, group exercises, simulations, role playing, etc. are valuable aspects of any course because much of the learning comes from discussions in class with other students. It is expected that you attend all classes and be on time except for excused emergencies.

Excused absences are given for professor mandated activities or legally required activities such as emergencies or military assignments. It is the policy of the University to excuse absences of students that result from religious observances and to provide without penalty for the rescheduling of examinations and additional required class work that may fall on religious holidays. Unavoidable personal emergencies, including (but not limited to) serious illness; delays in getting to class because of accidents, etc.; deaths and funerals, and hazardous road conditions will be excused.

If you are obtaining financial assistance (TA, STAP, FA, VA, Scholarship, etc.) to pay all or part of your tuition cost, you must follow your funding agency/institution’s policy regarding “I” (Incomplete) grades unless the timeline is longer than what the University policy allows then you must adhere to the University policy. Students who receive Financial Aid must resolve/complete any “I” (Incomplete) grades by the end of the term or he/she may be placed on “financial aid probation.” If the “I” grade is not resolved/completed by the end of the following term, the student’s Financial Aid may be suspended make the student ineligible for further Financial Aid.

Students are responsible for meeting the guidelines of Tuition Assistance and Veterans Assistance. See the education counselor at your local education center for a complete description of your TA or VA requirements.

OU faculty will submit grades online through ONE not later than 30 days after the course end date. Course end dates are approximately one calendar month after the final seminar date on this syllabus and are provided on the official scheduling website for reference.

Academic Integrity and Student Conduct 

Academic integrity means honesty and responsibility in scholarship. Academic assignments exist to help students learn; grades exist to show how fully this goal is attained. Therefore all work and all grades should result from the student's own understanding and effort.

Academic misconduct is any act which improperly affects the evaluation of a student’s academic performance or achievement. Misconduct occurs when the student either knows or reasonably should know that the act constitutes misconduct. Academic misconduct includes: cheating and using unauthorized materials on examinations and other assignments; improper collaboration, submitting the same assignment for different classes (self-plagiarism); fabrication, forgery, alteration of documents, lying, etc…in order to obtain an academic advantage; assisting others in academic misconduct; attempting to commit academic misconduct; destruction of property, hacking, etc…; intimidation and interference with integrity process; and plagiarism. All students should review the Student’s Guide to Academic Integrity at http://integrity.ou.edu/students_guide.html 

Students and faculty each have responsibility for maintaining an appropriate learning environment. All students should review policies regarding student conduct at http://studentconduct.ou.edu/ 

Accommodation Statement

The University of Oklahoma is committed to making its activities as accessible as possible. For accommodations on the basis of disability, please contact your local OU Site Director.

Adjustment for Pregnancy/Childbirth-Related Issues

Should you need modifications or adjustments to your course requirements because of documented pregnancy-related or childbirth-related issues, please contact the professor as soon as possible to discuss. Generally, modifications will be made where medically necessary and similar in scope to accommodations based on temporary disability. Please see http://www.ou.edu/content/eoo/faqs/pregnancy-faqs.html

Title IX Resources

For any concerns regarding gender-based discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, stalking, or intimate partner violence, the University offers a variety of resources, including advocates on-call 24/7, counseling services, mutual no-contact orders, scheduling adjustments, and disciplinary sanctions against the perpetrator. Please contact the Sexual Misconduct Office at smo@ou.edu or (405) 325-2215 (8-5), or the Sexual Assault Response Team at (405) 615 -0013 (24/7) to report an incident. To learn more about Title IX, please visit the Institutional Equity Office’s website at http://www.ou.edu/content/eoo.html 

Course Policies

Extended Campus (also and formerly known as Advanced Programs) policy is to order books in paperback if available. Courses, dates, and professors are subject to change. Please check with your OU Site Director. Students should retain a copy of any assignments that are e/mailed to the professor for the course. Neither duplicating services nor office supplies are provided.

Any and all course materials, syllabus, lessons, lectures, etc. are the property of professor teaching the course and the Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma and are protected under applicable copyright.

For more information about OU Extended Campus, visit our website at: http://www.goou.ou.edu/


Statement on Respect

The classroom should provide a safe learning environment where students can express their views without fear of reprisal. That freedom of expression must be balanced by demonstrated respect for other’s viewpoints and appropriate and reasonable sensitivity, especially within the context of scholarly disagreement.  Disrespectful or uncivil dialogue (including, but not limited to, personal attacks, insults, or harassment) will not be tolerated.


Recording Devices/Phones/Computers

It is important for students to be fully present during class to fully benefit from lectures, discussions, and experiential assignments. Class sessions may not be tape-recorded. All telephones and pagers should be turned off or placed on silent mode. Computers may not be used during class. Students who require an exception to this policy should discuss exceptional circumstances with the professor.

INSTRUCTOR VITA

Brenda Lloyd-Jones, Ph.D.

 

EDUCATION                                                                                                                                    

 

PhD in Educational Administration and Research with an emphasis on leadership - University of Tulsa

M.S. in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology – Illinois State University

B.S. in Communication Disorders – Northern Illinois University

 

CURRENT POSITION                                                                                                                     

 

Associate Professor:  Department of Human Relations, University Oklahoma, Tulsa, OK

 

FREQUENTLY TAUGHT ADVANCED PROGRAMS COURSES                                                  

 

HR 5093 Introduction to Graduate Studies in Human Relations

HR 5003 Theoretical Foundations in Human Relations

HR 5033 Seminar in Leadership and Organizations

 

MAJOR AREAS OF TEACHING AND RESEARCH INTERESTS                                                 

 

Leadership & Gender                                                    Mentoring for Leadership

Diversity, Inclusion, Equity & Belonging                       Community Engagement