Training Needs Analysis

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Training Needs Analysis

To understand the development needs throughout the business, the senior management of COMPANY XYZ would like to have a strategic planning meeting with you (the training manager) to discuss your departments specific training requirements. In order to provide some structure to the session, management asks that you complete the attached training analysis form prior to the meeting. Remember, you are looking for specific training needs. Chapter 2 & 4 discuss the Training Needs Analysis in detail. This is a good place to start determining where your departments specific training requiremenst lie.

Some other items you might want to include in your meeting are:

Your perspective on training development opportunities, along with the data that you provide, will help Company XYZ’s management team better understand your goals and help close/support any competency needs your department. This meeting will aid the organizations management in developing the company’s overall strategic plan.

  • Organizational Chart
  • Job Descriptions
  • Training Goals for the department
  • Training Goals for the employee’s
  • Competency Reports
  • Other relevant training data


a) The attached form can be completed by clicking in the box below each question and inserting your text.

b) In the event that the form does not expand to allow you to answer, please feel free to use a standard word document, and paste your responses there in the same format as the template.

Training Needs Analysis

Complete the following in a total of 1,050-to 1,400 words.

What is your training problem statement or objective?

What skills and knowledge are required to perform the work?

What are the measures of successful performance of the work?

Are people performing at the levels required?

  • Is there under-performance for specific groups of employees?

What are the causes of under-performance?

What training will help bridge the gap between the standards of performance needed and the actual performance?

Is there specific training that is needed in the training triad categories below?

Technical training

Business skills training

c.Human skills training

What is the expected return on the investment (ROI)?

10.What does success look like?

  • 11.Do you have a budget for the training development/course?
  • Any other relevant information?

12.Any relevant information

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