Development of Experiential Applications in HRM: Practicing What We Preach and Preaching for Practice


  • Ronald L. Crawford
  • Robert J. Oppenheimer


The critical elements in the development of experiential exercises are the extent to which they incorporate the core judgements and actions which students or trainees will have to apply in their occupational careers, and the degree to which it is concordant with how adults learn. Other design criteria such a efficiency, simplicity, logistics, and entertainment value are engineered around these important elements. A successful application of these elements to a survey course in Human Resource Management is described.