All organizations of a certain maturity need to define their training plan and build a calendar. This needs them to define their learning objectives, the first step for which is to use training needs analysis methods to evaluate their actual need. It could be done in-house or they can hire an external consultant to provide training needs analysis services. The module below will help you become self-sufficient in conducting analysis in-house. Equipped with the right tools, the HR or Learning & Development department is in the best possible position to do a thorough analysis to come up with the best plan for one’s organization.
The right training at the right time can make a huge difference in the productivity and profitability of your organization. Whether you are scanning your workplace for opportunities to make things better and training is the answer, or a client asks you to come into their organization and do an assessment, your answer is best framed in the form of a training needs analysis. Your ability to create an analysis that is comprehensive yet simply prepared is critical for it to be understood and acted upon. This one-day workshop will help you to gather the information, assess the data, and present your suggestions for training or non-training solutions.
You will spend the first part of the day getting to know participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Students will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.
To begin, participants will learn what a training needs analysis is all about. They will also be introduced to the ICE process.
In this session, participants will be introduced to some data collection methods using current and future state descriptions as the framework.
Next, participants will learn how to use several key analysis tools, including the McKinsey 7S model and SWOT analysis. They will also complete an in-depth case study to apply what they have learned.
This session offers a brief look at the structure of the training analysis report.
In this final session, participants will apply what they have learned to their pre-assignment scenario. They will also learn about designing evaluations to support the training process.
At the end of the course, students will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out an action plan.