HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
Human Resource Development (HRD) is to encourage the systematic study of Human Resource Development (HRD) theories, processes, and practices; to disseminate information about HRD; to encourage the application of HRD research findings; and to provide opportunities for social interaction among individuals with scholarly and professional interests in HRD from multiple disciplines and from across the globe. This remains the mission today. The organization’s vision is “Leading Human Resource Development through Research.”
• To develop a community of interest recognized as a global human resource development center of excellence that promotes ethical research and practice.
• To influence and encourage the creation and systematic study of theories, processes, and techniques that advance human resource development.
• To foster research-practice linkages.
• To disseminate knowledge of human resource development theories, processes, and techniques.
• To encourage the incorporation of research results into HRD degree and professional development programs.
• To provide fellowship for individuals with scholarly and professional interests in human resource development.
Currently, HRD sponsors three International Research Conferences per year: in the UAE, in Europe (in cooperation with the University Forum on HRD), and in Asia; publishes four journals (Advances in Developing Human Resources, Human Resource Development International, Human Resource Development Quarterly, and Human Resource Development Review); and has approximately 100 members across the world.