This programme is a practical and critical introduction to the philosophy, values, policies and practices of Human Resource Management (HRM) in the context of developing countries and transitional economies. It is designed to provide participants with an understanding of contemporary developments in the HR field, and the ability to critically appraise them in the light of their own professional roles/backgrounds, and to develop a sensitive appreciation of the importance of the contextual settings of HRM.
Typical core course units include: Human Resource Management Concepts and Context I and: Characteristics of Development Practice Skills; Human Resource Practice I and II.
Four optional course units may include: International Management; Information Technologies and Human Resources; NGO Management; Organisation Development; Organisational Behaviour; Public Sector Reform and Management; Training and Development; Organisation Development; The Practice of Change and Learning.
IDPM has a large and diverse postgraduate population, including a large number of students from outside the UK (85% of our students are drawn from outside the UK, particularly from Africa, Asia and Western Europe, but also reaching out to Latin America, the Middle East, North America and the Pacific). Many of our alumni have gone on to prestigious careers in the public service or in the NGO/charitable and private sectors, as policy officers, managers, consultants or development practitioners - while others have pursued further academic study leading to a PhD and academic careers. Since its foundation, IDPM has trained over 7000 individuals from 170 different countries