Discussion Board Instructions

You will participate in 4 Discussion Board Forums throughout this course. Each Discussion Board Forum will be completed in 2 parts: a thread in response to the instructor’s prompt and at least 2 replies to another student’s thread. Upon entering the Discussion Board and locating the proper Discussion Board Forum for that module/week, you will choose 1 question to which you will respond by adding a new thread. Then, you will reply to 2 other students’ threads.

All work must:

  1. Contain a thread of 400–500 words and 2 replies of 250–300 words
  2. Include an analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of the topic.
  3. Include the textbook for the course.
  4. Include at least 1 additional scholarly resource. If you are unsure of what constitutes a scholarly resource, please refer to the FAQ link.
  5. Include Bible references.
  6. Include an assessment/analysis of your Christian worldview as it relates to the topic.
  7. Include both in-text citations and references in APA format.
  8. Utilize correct English, grammar, spelling, and punctuation. All work must be posted directly into the message box. Do not attach a file for the discussion portion of this course.
  9. Include clear topic sentences for each paragraph, supporting sentences, and a conclusion sentence/paragraph.


The thread is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Tuesday of the assigned module/week and the 2 replies are due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) Friday of the same module/week.


Answer the following:  

Question 3: What is the relationship between organizational needs analysis and strategic planning?

How can tying HRD programs to an organization’s strategic plan make it easier to justify requests for resources to develop and deliver HRD programs?