Conducting a Training Needs Assessment
Write 3-4 pages focused on gap analysis and your interview experience for conducting a training needs analysis that is the basis for an effective training and development program design.
For this assessment, you will use 5 interview questions and choose 5 people to interview. Using these interviews. You will need to make some decisions about which employees to gather data from, and about what data to utilize and interpret in your assessment. The goal of developing this data is to drive employee performance in the direction of the organizational strategy.
The first and most critical step of designing a training and development program is to conduct a training needs analysis (or assessment) to identify actual training needs. This is often referred to as a gap analysis because the gap is the difference between what the employees currently know and what they need to know.
In developing a training and development program, you often interview subject matter experts (SMEs) to gather data on training needs. This assessment asks you to imagine yourself in the role of a training consultant who will be developing a training program, and the simulation’s design demonstrates how to create strong questions for SMEs and how to use the interviews to obtain key documentation and data about training needs.
In this assessment, you will practice performing a training needs analysis (TNA) by selecting whom to interview and deciding what data to gather in order to identify gaps in trainee knowledge. You will summarize your findings using a TNA format. Include what trainees should know (or be able to do), and then using your findings, identify what they currently know (or can do). The gap will determine the learning objectives on a specific topic that the trainees should meet during the program you design and develop in this course. Using Bloom’s Taxonomy, a model that classifies levels of learning, can help you successfully prepare learning objectives for trainees at the proper level of human cognition: knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, or evaluation.
Look over the different interviews.
5 interviews was conducted only to see the different outcomes. For this assignment, only focus on 5 SMEs and 5 interview questions/answers.
For this assessment, complete the following:
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:
Association for Talent Development. (2014). https://www.td.org/
• Blanchard, N. P., & Thacker, J. (2013). Effective training (5th ed.). Prentice Hall. Available in the courseroom via the VitalSource Bookshelf link.