Critical Issues in HRD brings together ten essays by the most respected academics and executives in the field (including Patrick Combs, Michael Marquardt, Doug Whittle, Hallie Preskill, and Reid Bates) reflecting on the challenges and opportunities facing researchers, educators, and professionals alike. The collection includes contributions on such diverse topics as emerging paradigms within the discipline, integrating cutting-edge technologies into training and learning initiatives, new methods for measuring and evaluating HRD programs, and defining HRD’s role in forging ethical practices and social consciousness. Rich in ideas, this book will set the agenda for both research and practice in the field of human resource development.

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