Needs Analysis


Courses should not be designed or delivered until measurable objectives are established. This is true whether you are a teacher (educator) or a trainer. Teachers can establish course objectives without doing a need analysis. In public schools and colleges, teachers can list the things they want their students to know without assessing how their students will apply this knowledge later in life. The success of a teacher is measured ...

Twelve Reasons


Managers are often not aware of the time required or the benefits that come from doing a need analysis. Sometimes they assume that once a need or a desire is made known, the trainers can create or select the appropriate instruction without further input. The reasons listed on these four pages, with examples of each, should prove helpful in convincing manageĀ¬ment to budget the time and money needed to conduct a needs analysis...

PAR


This exercise is designed to help supervisors and managers determine their proficiency on a series Do abilities commonly associated with effective management. It enables the supervisor to rate him/herself and to have the immediate boss give a rating on the supervisor also. This information is then used as a basis for training and development and as a benchmark against which future growth and improvement can be compared.

Conducting


The behavior (performance) of people at work is influenced by many factors. Some are internal to an individual and can be taught. We refer to knowledge, attitudes, and skill, or KAS. Others are external to the individual and include such things as: the organization's culture, norms, and climate ...