The purpose of unit assignments is to broaden your comprehension of the unit material. The unit assignments provide an opportunity for you to explore areas that might benefit your own organization or studies and also help you broaden your exposure to the different elements of training and development.
Identify an organization that supports training and development (e.g. ASTD) in your industry. Conduct scholarly research on this organization and write an analysis (2 page minimum) where you describe the association, the type of information that can be obtained from this organization, how this organization can benefit your own workplace, and where the organization might fall short. This isn’t simply copying/pasting information from the organization’s web site. You need to synthesize the information that you find and present this in your own words. All work should follow APA formatting standards. Review the grading rubric for expectations. GRADING RUBRIC: Addresses specifics of assignment demonstrating critical thinking abilities by synthesizing research. A minimum of 4 scholarly outside sources used. Professional 3rd person perspective used with no spelling/grammar errors. All aspects of APA formatting followed.