Tip #99: Needs Assessment

The first step in the comprehensive nine step LESSON PLANning Process is:

Step 1. Look at the Training Needs.

a. Identify the performance issue that needs to be addressed.

b. Identify how this issue impacts the organization.

c. Determine that training is the appropriate remedy.

d. Identify the target audience.

e. Identify the general content that needs to be covered.

f. Determine the participants’ receptivity to this content.

g. Assess their skill or knowledge level in this content area.

h. Identify why this training is important to them from their perspective.

i. Identify the amount of time available for training.

j. Identify pre- and post-training reinforcement necessary and available to the participants.

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