An integrative six‐domain model of employee training and development

Corey Seemiller, David M. Rosch

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


The focus on outcomes of employee development pales in comparison to the significant financial investments organizations make in offering employee development opportunities. Most attention, as it appears, has been focused on the outcomes and benefits of conducting training – both for employees who participate in training and the effects on organizations and communities. Curiously, many well‐known developmental models used to design these training opportunities have barely been updated in decades and are limited to specific types of learning and development. Building on the work of these foundational models, we propose a new “six‐domain” model for structuring employee development initiatives in organizations, which positions learning within domains situated in an intentional developmental manner. We conclude with a discussion of the implications of the model and provide suggestions for future research.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)25-46
JournalNew Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1 2019


  • Training
  • Adult learning
  • Evaluation and assessment
  • Human resources
  • Employee development


Dive into the research topics of 'An integrative six‐domain model of employee training and development'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this