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Training Needs Analysis

Training Needs Analysis

A Step-by-Step Procedure

Public Workshop
Price
$799.00
Duration
1 day
Virtual Classroom Workshop
Price
$1499.00
Duration
5 days (~2 hours/day)

This workshop gives you a faster needs analysis approach that is realistic in today's climate.  It shows you how to apply a highly effective procedure for determining whether or not training is the solution to a job performance problem—ensuring your organization invests only in training that has a positive impact on the bottom line.  Return to your job with the key skills and confidence to gain acceptance and recognition for your recommendations to management.

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  • Plan a needs analysis system.
  • Design questionnaires/surveys.
  • Design interviews.
  • Analyze job performance.
  • Determine causes and solutions for job performance problems.
  • Determine when (and when not) to train.
  • Determine the cost-benefits of training.
  • Write proposal.

For course designers, training analysts, senior instructors, and managers of training who have (or wish to have) input into major decisions about training.

Planning

  • A complete step-by-step needs analysis process.
  • 8 approaches to needs analysis.
  • When not to do a needs analysis.
  • Where to start.
  • Common errors to avoid.
  • Key questions to ask at the start of every needs analysis.
  • A systematic needs analysis worksheet.
  • How to avoid unnecessary training.


Data Collection

  • The 6 most common data collection techniques.
  • How to design effective surveys.
  • 15 tips for getting high rates of return.
  • Dozens of sample survey items.
  • Types of interviews.
  • How to plan and conduct an interview.
  • Guidelines for measuring and observing employee performance.
  • How to handle a request for training.


Performance Analysis

  • A simple 5-step performance analysis approach.
  • 7 major causes of performance problems.
  • A highly effective checklist for isolating the cause.
  • 4 techniques for confirming the cause.
  • When to train (and when not to).
  • Non-training solutions for non-training issues.


Cost-Benefit Analysis

  • How to prove that training is valuable.
  • The true cost of training.
  • The true cost of not training.
  • Where to find data on the benefits of your training.
  • A quick method of estimating cost-benefits.
  • How to calculate the return on investment (ROI) of training.
  • Guidelines for writing a training proposal/report to management.
  • How to gain acceptance for your recommendations.

All the worksheets, checklists, and forms in Microsoft® Word template format.  Simply download them from your personal My Langevin website.

Free telephone consultation.  If you need advice or someone to discuss ideas with, just give us a call.

The blended approach in this practical, application-based workshop combines 5 synchronous sessions, scheduled from Monday to Friday, with off-line self-paced activities. You will spend 10 hours live, online, learning a simple, yet highly effective procedure to determine whether training is required to address a performance problem. Three unique case studies will provide ample opportunity to practice the critical skills associated with all aspects of the training needs analysis process. Up to 3 hours will be required for pre-course work and intersession reading.

Maximum Class Size: 12 participants (We limit class size to ensure maximum value for our clients.)

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  • Plan a needs analysis.
  • Handle a request for training.
  • Administer surveys.
  • Conduct interviews.
  • Use performance checklists to conduct tests and observations.
  • Examine performance records.
  • Determine causes of performance problems.
  • Select training and non-training solutions to performance problems/opportunities.
  • Determine cost-benefit of training.
  • Write needs analysis proposal.

For course designers, training analysts, senior instructors, and managers of training who have (or wish to have) input into major decisions about training.

Session 1

  • A complete step-by-step needs analysis process.
  • When not to do a needs analysis.
  • Where to start.
  • Common errors to avoid.
  • Key questions to ask at the start of every needs analysis.
  • A systematic needs analysis worksheet.
  • How to avoid unnecessary training.
  • How to handle a request for training.
  • The 6 most common data collection techniques.

Session 2

  • How to design effective surveys.
  • 15 tips for getting high rates of return.
  • Types of interviews.
  • How to plan and conduct an interview.
  • Guidelines for measuring and observing employee performance.

 Session 3

  • A simple 5-step performance analysis approach.
  • 7 major causes of performance problems.
  • A highly effective checklist for isolating the cause.
  • 4 techniques for confirming the cause.
  • When to train (and when not to).
  • Non-training solutions for non-training issues.

Session 4

  • How to prove that training is valuable.
  • The true cost of training.
  • The true cost of not training.
  • Where to find data on the benefits of your training.
  • A quick method of estimating cost-benefits.
  • How to calculate the return on investment (ROI) of training.

Session 5

  • Guidelines for writing a training proposal/report to management.
  • How to gain acceptance for your recommendations.
  • A comprehensive case study to practice the entire TNA process.

All the worksheets, checklists, and forms in Microsoft® Word template format. Simply download them from your personal My Langevin website.

30-day access to all recorded online sessions.

Free telephone consultation. If you need advice, confirmation of a decision, or someone to discuss ideas with – just give us a call.


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