Developing A Training Needs Analysis


Training professionals, HR professionals, managers, coordinators, administrators, and corporate executives responsible for identifying, planning and scheduling department and corporate-wide training.


  • Define a Training Needs Analysis (TNA)
  • Identify when to perform a TNA
  • Describe the purpose of TNA
  • Describe what information will be gathered, determine the sources of data level of information and specific data collection methods
  • Prioritize new training requirements
  • Describe the components of a Corporate Training Plan


Effective training or development depends on knowing what is required - for the individual, the department and the organisation as a whole. With limited budgets and the need for cost-effective solutions, all organisations need to ensure that the resources invested in training are targeted at areas where training and development is needed and a positive return on the investment is guaranteed. Effective TNA is particularly vital in today's changing workplace as new technologies and flexible working practices are becoming widespread, leading to corresponding changes in the skills and abilities needed.

  • When To Conduct A Training Needs Analysis
  • Benchmark Your Training Department
  • Evaluate Existing Training
  • Assess The Impact Of Current Business Needs On Human Performance
  • Respond To A Client Request
  • Data Collection
  • Determine What Data Is Required
  • Decide How To Collect The Data - Survey, Interview, Focus Group, Data Mining
  • Develop The Best Survey
  • Ensure The Data Will Be Easy To Analyze
  • Evaluate Online Survey Tools
  • Data Analysis
  • Examine Simple Formats For Summarizing Data
  • Compare Basic Data Analysis Techniques
  • Explore Spreadsheet Capabilities For Data Analysis
  • Interpret Data Analysis And Summaries
  • Communication
  • Set Expectations
  • Facilitate Participation To Improve The Quality And Quantity Of Responses
  • Maintain Open Communication
  • Present Results To Stakeholders
  • New Training Requirements
  • Identify Gaps Between Identified Needs And Current Training
  • Outline Content For New Training
  • Make A Build Or Buy Decision
  • Developing A Corporate Training Plan
  • Describe The Current Situation
  • Identify The New Training Requirements
  • Develop An Implementation Plan
  • Prepare A Budget For The Implementation
  • Create A Training Schedule
  • Summarize Your Findings In A Corporate Training Plan
  • Present Your Findings To Management


  • Case Studies
  • Group Discussions
  • Group & Individual Exercise
  • Intensive Workshop By Using Templates, Diagrams & Charts
  • Planning Activities
  • Presentations
  • Self-Assessments
  • Assignments
  • Analysis Of Real World Examples
  • Action Plan


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