Identifying Learning Needs
Training Needs Analysis is a key part of the Learning Cycle. Get this bit wrong and the rest of it will be wrong as well.
The key questions are:
What is happening now?
What do you need to be happening now?
The difference in the answers is called:
And the gap can be broken down into:
So a good Training Needs Analysis course needs to work with this framework and enable the learner to create a plan for how they carry out an effective training needs analysis.
A Typical Course Outline
This course is designed to enable you to identify training needs at organisational, group and individual levels in line with your corporate strategy and business goals, taking into account current and future needs and both human and cultural factors. It is focused at a practical level.
The course content and duration is dependent upon the specific needs of the organisation.
Who should attend?
Trainers, Managers, Facilitators, Educators, Course Designers, Learning Professionals responsible for the identification of training needs and training needs analysis on an ongoing basis, at organisational, group and individual level within their own organisation.
Typically, you will learn how to:
Identify individual and departmental training needs using a variety of methods
Assess corporate needs at a strategic and cultural level
Identify macro and micro issues affecting needs
Use a range of other sources of information on training needs analysis such as performance assessments, business plans, one to one’s, counselling and discipline interviews
Carry out analysis and reporting of your findings
This workshop is focused at a practical level; attendees will work on a real need which has been identified and requires analysis.
The delivery style is about getting you to be hands-on with the process of training needs analysis.
Certificate in Training and Development
This full Professional Trainer qualification is now available as an online course.
You will become a fully qualified trainer and be entitled to use the letters MITOL (Member of the Institute of Training and Occupational Learning) after your name in recognition of your achievement.