photo of BatesReid Bates, PhD

Title: Director

Bachelor’s Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Iowa, 1975

Master’s Degree: Managing International Training, Oregon State University, 1991

PhD: Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership & Human Resource Development, Louisiana State University, 1997

Phone: (225) 578-2457

E-mail: rabates@lsu.edu

Office: 298A Coates

 

 

Dr. Bates is the Jones S. Davis Distinguished Professor of Human Resource & Organization Development and is the Greater Houston Alumni Chapter Endowed Alumni Professor.  He serves as the Director of the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development in the College of Human Sciences and Education.  Dr. Bates is a Fulbright Scholar, recipient of the LSU Distinguished Faculty Award, and has been recognized as an LSU Flagship Faculty member. His major areas of scholarly interest include workplace training effectiveness, learning transfer and workforce development.  He has won a number of research awards and has published over 150 manuscripts including peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, conference proceedings, and technical reports.  Dr. Bates is a developer of the Learning Transfer System Inventory (LTSI), a tool designed to improve the job application of workplace training, which has been translated into 23 languages.  He is a strong advocate linking academia to professional praxis and has a long history translating his research into human resource and organization development practice.  Dr. Bates is an active consultant who works with a variety of private and public sector organizations in Louisiana and internationally on a wide range of projects. These include human resources for health planning, job analyses, competency modeling, program evaluation, and work-related training. Most recently, he has worked with Ministries of Health and universities in Rwanda and several Caribbean countries to provide leadership and technical expertise supporting improved human resource development systems in the health sector. Dr. Bates is a former Peace Corps volunteer, who has a great appreciation for both the challenge and value of international work.

Selected Publications

Zamani, N., Ataei, P., & Bates, R. A. (2016). The use of the Persian translation of the Learning Transfer System Inventory in the context of agricultural sustainability learning in Iran.  International Journal of Training & Development, 20(1), 92-104.

Bannerjee, P., Gupta, R., & Bates, R. A. (2016). Influence of organizational learning culture on knowledge worker’s motivation to transfer training: Testing the moderating effects of learning transfer climate.  Current Psychology. Advance online publication.  doi: 10.1007/s12144-016-9449-8

Alvelos, R., Ferreira, A., & Bates, R. A. (2015). The mediating role of social support in the evaluation of training effectiveness.  European Journal of Training and Development, 39(6), 484 – 503.

Peters, S., Cossette, M., Bates. R. A., Holton, E., Hansez, I., & Faulx, D.  (2014). Influence of the transfer climate and job attitudes on the transfer process: Modeling the direct and indirect effects.  Journal of Personnel Psychology, 13(4), 157-166.

Bates, R. A. (2014).  Improving Human Resources for Health Planning in Developing Economies.  Human Resource Development International, 17(1), 88-97. 

Hutchins, H. M., Nimon, K., Bates, R. A., & Holton, E. F. (2013). Can the LTSI Predict Transfer Performance? Testing intent to transfer as a proximal transfer of training outcome. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 21(3), 251-263.

Bates, R. A., Holton, E. F. III, & Hatala, J. P. (2012). A revised Learning Transfer System Inventory: Factorial replication, item reduction, and validation.  Human Resource Development International, 15(5), 549-569. 

Yaghi, A., Holton, E. F. III, & Bates, R. A. (2012).  Using path analysis to test the theory of predictability in the application of acquired skills of manpower training, 19(1).  Arab Journal of Administrative Sciences.

Bates, R. A., Cannonier, N., & Hatala, J. P. (2014). Linking motivation to workplace learning transfer: The role of implementation intentions and personal initiative. In N. Chalofsky, T. Rocco, & L. Morris (Eds.), The Handbook of human resource development: The discipline and the profession. New York: Pfeiffer.

Bates, R. A. (2014). Improving Human Resources for Health Planning in Developing Economies. Human Resource Development International, 17(1), 88-97.

Bates, R. A., Cannonier, N., & Holton, E. F. III. (2013). Starting points for measurement decisions in training evaluation. In C. Best, Galanis, G., J. Kerry, & R. Sottilare (Eds.), Fundamental Issues in Defence Training and Simulation (pp.257-273).  Surrey, England: Ashgate.

Bates, R. A., Holton, E. F. III, & Hatala, J. P. (2012). A revised Learning Transfer System Inventory: Factorial replication, item reduction, and validation. Human Resource Development International, 15(5), 549-569.

Selected Presentations

Park, S., Robinson, P., & Bates, R. A. (2016).  Adult learning principles and their relationships with learner satisfaction: Validation of the Andragogy in Practice Inventory (API) in the Jordanian Context.  Proceedings of the Adult Education Research Conference.

Chatterjee, A., Pereira, A., & Bates, R. A., & Bose, A. (2016). Validation of the LTSI: A study of executive training in India.  In A. T. Amayah & R. Yawson (Eds.), Proceedings of the Academy of Human Resource Development 2016 Annual Meeting.

Chatterjee, A., Pereira, A., & Bates, R. A., & Bose, A. (2016).  The relationship between learning transfer and knowledge creation in organizations.  In A. T. Amayah & R. Yawson (Eds.), Proceedings of the Academy of Human Resource Development 2016 Annual Meeting.

Gordon, B., & Bates, R. A.  (2015). Learning Transfer System Inventory and the Professional Development of New Zealand Physical Education Teachers.  2015 American Education Research Association Annual Meeting.

Katsioloudes, V., Beard, C., Holton, E. F., & Bates, R. A.  (2013). Exploring student experiences during a leadership development internship.  In J. Wang & J. Gedro (Eds.), Proceedings of the Academy of Human Resource Development 2012 Annual Meeting.

Sadayappan, M. Eversole, B. A. W., Graham, C. M., Bates, R. A., & Holton, E. F. (2010).  Factors affecting transfer of learning in post-secondary healthcare training environments.  In M. L. Morris & F. M. Nafukho (Eds.), Proceedings of the Academy of Human Resource Development 2009 Annual Meeting.

Grants/Contracts

Organization Assessment and Management Development Project, a three and one-half year US$450,000 grant funded by Louisiana State government to provide organization and management development expertise to 11 state government agencies.

Development of a Strategic Agenda for Workforce Development in Greater Baton Rouge Region, a $25,000 grant funded by the City of Baton Rouge, LA to develop a strategic agenda for workforce development system design in the greater Baton Rouge area.

CATS Program Evaluation Project, project underwritten by a $50,000 corporate grant to develop and conduct an in-depth program evaluation of a multi-million-dollar computer-aided training system (CATS) used to train and certify production operators at a major petrochemical manufacturing firm.

Selected Professional/Community Service

Ministry of Health, Government of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago.  Served as Technical Adviser on human resources for health (HRH) to assist in the Finalization of the National 10-year Human Resources Plan for the Health Sector.

Center for HIV/AID Research and Training, Regional Coordinating Unit (CHART RCU), University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica. Collaborated with Ministry of Health officials in Jamaica, Barbados, and the Bahamas to provide leadership and technical expertise in the analysis and development of human resource development systems in the health sector.

Ministry of Health, Government of Rwanda.  Provided technical support and authored A Strategic Framework for Community Health Worker (CHW) Human Resource Management in Rwanda: Recommendations for Enhancing CHW Recruitment, Training, Retention, and Supervision.  Project funded through World Bank Award No. 547653C1/Technical Assistance for Strengthening Community Human Resources for Health

Payson Center for International Development/Tulane University Office, Kigali, Rwanda. Provided technical support and led the development of a competency model for e-Health/nurses in Rwanda to be used as the basis of a higher education Certificate Program.  Developed the Rapid Assessment Guide for eHealth Adoption, an analysis guide designed to assess organizational readiness for the adoption of e-Health technologies and processes in the context of developing countries.

Payson Center for International Development/Tulane University Office, Kigali, Rwanda.  Provided leadership and technical expertise in the analysis and development of human resource systems in the health sector through a Center for Disease Control (CDC)-funded grant No. 5U2GPS001168 entitled Improving Public Health Capacity in Rwanda.

IntraHealth, Windhoek, Namibia.  Provided leadership and technical expertise in the development of a competency framework and performance management process for Senior Program Managers.

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Windhoek, Namibia.  Led the development and implementation of a program evaluation for the HIV/AIDS and Orphans: Skills, Opportunities and Self-Reliance (SOS)/Namibia Project.

Children’s Services Council, Palm Beach County, Florida, developed and implemented a program evaluation for the TouchpointsTM Training Program.

 

Curriculum Vitae