Training Needs Analysis can be done for an organisation as a whole, or for a particular section or function. It can include analysis of an organisation’s current performance problems, or in anticipation of changes that are likely to require training. TNA focuses attention on ‘performance’ to identify training needs, along with other, non-training implications. Once performance problems have been analysed, they can be reviewed according to their importance. Having established priorities, further, more detailed analysis can be done to identify precise training needs. These needs should concern everybody associated with a particular performance problem, irrespective of their status or number.
As a TNA Consultant you will have to use a variety of analytical techniques. These will enable you to adopt a similar, professional approach to that being used by a doctor in treating a patient. In this section, you have access to a number of e-learning modules that will make you familiar with various TNA tools, methods and techniques.
A consultant needs to prepare a Performance Report during Training Needs Analysis (TNA) and present it to the stakeholders. The performance report enables consultants to summarise the training and non-training implications of the performance problems. After getting a buy-in from the stakeholders on the presented...
As a first step before awarding training consultancy to any consultant, the consultant needs to create a document called Terms of Reference (ToR). ToR helps the consultants to associate themselves with the organisation. ToR also provides administrative and financial authority to the consultant organisation. In this module, you will learn how to prepare a ToR.
SWOT analysis is an analysis organisations or individuals conduct to identify their internal strengths and weaknesses, and external opportunities and threats. SWOT is an acronym for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. This analysis helps organisations or individuals to compete and achieve their goals successfully. In this module, you will learn how to perform SWOT analysis of an organisation.
The final stage of a Training Needs Analysis (TNA) is to present a solution to the stakeholders in the form of training plan. The training plan details the agreed training and learning activities that will benefit the stakeholders. In this module, you will identify the various components of a training plan.
When you perform a Training Needs Analysis (TNA) in an organisation, you may come across many performance problems. As a consultant, you need to present these performance problems to the stakeholders. For this purpose, you need to use the priority list. In this module, you will learn how to present the performance problems you come across during TNA by using a priority list.