The focus of this course is on an understanding of the family from a biblical perspective and the development of an underlying biblical theology of family ministry.

Organizational dynamics can be considered foundational to the success or failure of an organization. Some of the key elements of behavior in organizations are human, structural, technological and environmental. Careful manipulation of an organizational behavioral system often only occurs when managers and employees are aware and skilful enough to make informed deci sions which positively impact the workplace.

Organizational dynamics can be considered foundational to the success or failure of an organization. Some of the key elements of behavior in organizations are human, structural, technological and environmental. Careful manipulation of an organizational behavioral system often only occurs when managers and employees are aware and skilful enough to make informed deci sions which positively impact the workplace.

Students will explore the basics of Christian apologetics in terms of identifying the assumptions that drive life commitments. In particular, the most common and influential perspectives will be evaluated, and the contradictions inherent in living out these worldviews will be considered. It will be the perspective of this course that a biblical worldview, with its assumptions deriving from Scripture, best explains the world and human experience.

Students will explore the basics of Christian apologetics in terms of identifying the assumptions that drive life commitments. In particular, the most common and influential perspectives will be evaluated, and the contradictions inherent in living out these worldviews will be considered. It will be the perspective of this course that a biblical worldview, with its assumptions deriving from Scripture, best explains the world and human experience.

Students will explore the basics of Christian apologetics in terms of identifying the assumptions that drive life commitments. In particular, the most common and influential perspectives will be evaluated, and the contradictions inherent in living out these worldviews will be considered. It will be the perspective of this course that a biblical worldview, with its assumptions deriving from Scripture, best explains the world and human experience.

Changes in technology require that employees gain new skills and education. To remain competitive in a global economy, employers need to provide training and development programs to equip their employees to adapt to these changes. The principles for establishing effective training and development methods include design, delivery, and assessment.

This module will explore what contemporary management literature has termed the learning organization – an organization whose multiple arenas (technology and structures, human processes and resources, and strategy) are poised to anticipate change. The focus will be on components of training and development programs, which involve the transfer of knowledge, skills, and/or attitudes to organizational members. Working with a text of practical guidelines by an experienced consultant, students will employ a general program design model to structure an actual (or hypothetical) training sequence that includes needs analysis, objective setting, developing and implementing content, transferring learning, and evaluating effectiveness. A major theme in these sessions addresses adult learning and motivation, drawing on contemporary research and on the age-old wisdom of the Christian story and the Master teacher.

Students will be encouraged to reflect on theories, concepts, and processes from previous courses that relate to assessing, developing, implementing, and sustaining ongoing training and development in organizations.

The major project for this course will be the creation of a training and development program that can be implemented within their organization, integrating components from the program design model outlined in the text.

Changes in technology require that employees gain new skills and education. To remain competitive in a global economy, employers need to provide training and development programs to equip their employees to adapt to these changes. The principles for establishing effective training and development methods include design, delivery, and assessment.

This module will explore what contemporary management literature has termed the learning organization – an organization whose multiple arenas (technology and structures, human processes and resources, and strategy) are poised to anticipate change. The focus will be on components of training and development programs, which involve the transfer of knowledge, skills, and/or attitudes to organizational members. Working with a text of practical guidelines by an experienced consultant, students will employ a general program design model to structure an actual (or hypothetical) training sequence that includes needs analysis, objective setting, developing and implementing content, transferring learning, and evaluating effectiveness. A major theme in these sessions addresses adult learning and motivation, drawing on contemporary research and on the age-old wisdom of the Christian story and the Master teacher.

Students will be encouraged to reflect on theories, concepts, and processes from previous courses that relate to assessing, developing, implementing, and sustaining ongoing training and development in organizations.

The major project for this course will be the creation of a training and development program that can be implemented within their organization, integrating components from the program design model outlined in the text.