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Identifying Training Needs and Preparing a Development Plan



Training and development is a critical strategic function which forms a major component of organisational growth and success. This programme will enable the specialist of training and development operations to create, manage and evaluate a cost-effective, value adding training function which meets the needs of the organisation. This course will emphasise the value of undertaking a full training needs analysis to be able to tailor training and development activities to your organisation's objectives.  It will also provide delegates with an understanding of the process underpinning the creation of training courses and the development of training specialists.

Who should attend

This practical and interactive programme is relevant for those with overall responsibility for formal and informal training and development activities within the organisation, delivering solutions to meet organisational needs.


Training Needs Identification

  • What are the objectives of the Training Needs Analysis?
  • Recognising training needs in a business-driven context
  • Linking training to your corporate vision and strategy
  • Identifying training needs through analysing business performance shortfall
  • Cost and benefits of training

Collecting and analysing training needs information

  • Gathering information about knowledge and skills requirements for specific job competencies
  • Sources of information
  • Using and adapting survey instruments, questionnaires, interviews, observation

Formulating a Training Plan

  • Determining priorities
  • Producing the initial action plan
  • Managing training budgets and resources
  • Linking the organisation's succession plan and training programme
  • Identifying sources of training expertise within the organisation

Developing Training Programmes

  • Developing challenging and memorable training
  • Preparing training objectives
  • Identifying and engaging with external training providers
  • Developing course material

Preparing and Developing Training Specialists and Coordinators

  • Preparing effective training briefs
  • Characteristics of successful trainers
  • Advantages and disadvantages of different training styles
  • Training methods, activities and exercises
  • Giving effective feedback

At the end of this programme, participants will be able to:

    • Analyse training needs at different levels
    • Effectively manage and optimise your training budget
    • Consider organisational strategy and available resources
    • Develop focussed and effective training programmes
    • Engage with and develop training specialists
    • Evaluate return on investment from training
  • Giving Constructive Feedback
  • Human Resource Strategy
  • Training and Development
  • Training Needs Analysis (TNA)
  • Training ROI

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