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Learning Needs Analysis

Learning Needs Analysis

Fiona Jane Robson


This Mini Toolkit offers a practical easy to follow approach to learning needs analysis and will enable trainers to support their employees (and managers) effectively through the full process.

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About the book

Some of the most common training challenges require quick and adaptable training solutions. This mini Toolkit provides just such a tool.

For organisations to succeed they need to ensure high productivity levels. Learning and development is one way to achieve this and, used effectively, it may provide organisations with a competitive advantage.

Learning Needs Analysis is a comprehensive and accessible guide packed with practical tools and detailed guidance. It can be easily tailored in line with your organisation's objectives enabling your organisation to carry out a successful LNA.

This toolkit will help you to:
-Take the stress out of carrying out of learning needs analysis
-Implement the LNA process in a clear and structured way
-Ensure that you are allocating your precious training budget effectively
-Motivate and up-skill staff for improved motivation, retention and productivity

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 00: Introduction
  • Section - ONE: The Importance and Benefits of Learning and Development;
    • Chapter - 01: Learning and Development and/or Training - Setting the Scene;
    • Chapter - 02: The Benefits of Learning and Development;
  • Section - TWO: An Introduction to Learning Needs Analysis;
    • Chapter - 03: What is Learning Needs Analysis?;
    • Chapter - 04: Gathering Information for Learning Needs Analysis;
  • Section - THREE: Opening up Communication Channels;
    • Chapter - 05: Introducing LNA to Employees;
    • Chapter - 06: Communicating With Teams;
    • Chapter - 07: Communicating With Individuals;
    • Chapter - 08: Dealing With Complicated Issues;
  • Section - FOUR: Identifying the Learning Needs of Groups and Teams;
    • Chapter - 09: Understanding the Role of Overall Organisation Context in LNA;
    • Chapter - 10: Identifying the Learning Needs of Groups and Departments;
  • Section - FIVE: Evidence Based Learning Needs Analysis - Using Existing Data;
    • Chapter - 11: Reviewing Performance Management Data;
    • Chapter - 12: Using Performance Related Data;
    • Chapter - 13: Utilising Externally Generated Data;
  • Section - SIX: Evidence Based Learning Needs Analysis - Gathering New Information;
    • Chapter - 14: Undertaking a Role and Competence Analysis;
    • Chapter - 15: Identifying Future Role-Specific Needs;
    • Chapter - 16: Identifying Wider Learning Needs;
  • Section - SEVEN: Identifying Appropriate Learning Interventions;
    • Chapter - 17: Evaluating Different Types of Learning Interventions;
    • Chapter - 18: Deciding on Appropriate Interventions;
    • Chapter - 19: Sources of Advice and Support;
  • Section - EIGHT: Making the Most Out of Learning Interventions;
    • Chapter - 20: Maximising the Effectiveness of Learning and Development Interventions;
    • Chapter - 21: Transferring Learning Into the Workplace;
    • Chapter - 22: Evaluating the LNA Process;
  • Section - NINE: Evaluation and Moving Forwards;
    • Chapter - 23: The Importance of Evaluating Learning;
    • Chapter - 24: Evaluating the LNA Process;
    • Chapter - 25: Communicating the Outcome of LNA to Key Stakeholders;
  • Section - TEN: Enhancement Resources for Trainers;
    • Chapter - 26: Evaluating Your Training Sessions;
    • Chapter - 27: Strategies to Overcome Resistance to Training;
    • Chapter - 28: Motivating Managers to Champion Learning and Development

Book Details

  • Imprint: CIPD - Kogan Page
  • EAN: 9781843982364
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 31st October 2009
  • Loose-leaf
  • Format: 323x245
  • 200 pages
  • Series: HR Toolkits

About the Author

Fiona Robson lectures at Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University. Her research specialism is managing absence in the UK.

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