Developing a Training Needs Analysis


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 course will help you to gather the information, assess the data, and present your suggestions for training or non-training solutions.


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Learning Objectives

  • Understand the value of creating a training needs analysis
  • Apply the ICE method to assess the situation and build your training needs analysis
  • Create a simple yet thorough training needs analysis for your organization or client


Course Outline

  1. Course Overview
  2. A Closer Look at the Training Needs Analysis
  • What Is It?
  • Developing the Business Case
  • Process Overview – The ICE Method
  1. Collecting Data
  • Step One: Identify the Future State
  • Step Two: Identify the Current State
  • Steps Three, Four, and Five
  • Making Connections
  • Pre-Assignment Review
  1. Diving Deeper Into the Data
  • So Many Questions
  • The McKinsey 7S Model
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Five Whys
  • Making Connections
  1. Creating the Report
  2. Taking Action
  • Making Connections
  • Designing Evaluations
  1. Personal Action Plan
  2. Recommended Reading List
  3. Post-Course Assessment