Leading the Training Needs Analysis Process (Advanced)

1.75-day live course
Dates, location, & tuition: On request

This course offers a step-by-step approach for conducting training needs analysis and defining clear learning outcomes before you being the instructional design process. Learn how to confidently lead the training needs analysis with senior level stakeholders. Establish your credibility as a strategic performance development partner using the 4MAT performance analysis tools and outcomes framework which will enable you to deliver measureable training ROI.

You will learn how to:

  • Link activity choice to learner outcomes

  • Build and assess an outcomes-based instructional design

  • Determine how to measure the four key learning outcomes

  • Conduct a Training Needs Analysis to determine training focus

  • Use the Question Inventory to guide the Needs Analysis process

  • Use an easy-to-apply model to define measurable learning outcomes

  • Build a cohesive assessment strategy that guides the instructional design process

  • Work with Subject-Matter-Experts to identify knowledge, skill and attitude differences between low- and high-performers

instructional design online training Jeanine O'Neill-Blackwell
Hosted by Jeanine O'Neill-Blackwell
President/CEO, 4MAT 4Business®
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Course objectives:

Here’s a common training design scenario: You are tasked with designing a training program to “improve communication”. The senior manager requesting the training feels strongly that conflict resolution skills need to be part of the program. You’ve got a 2-hour delivery time window for a program that will improve team communication (and morale). Where do you begin?

The ability to deliver quantifiable results on training investment is critical. Linking performance results to training begins with defining clear learning outcomes. In this workshop, we will explore a four-part model for defining learning outcomes. You will use this model to identify the results you are tasked with producing while linking the critical learner behaviors that will deliver this result. This hands-on workshop will give you an opportunity to apply the model to a common training scenario. By using the model provided, you will identify how to prioritize your time in the course design. You will also positively impact training results while significantly accelerating the design process.

In this workshop, you will explore how to link assessment, outcome development and activity choice. Here’s what we will explore:

Assessing the Need and Defining Outcomes

  • Identify the four critical learning outcomes that must be defined

  • Craft clear outcome statements which will guide the design process

  • Assess the performance shift needed to deliver the desired behavior result

  • Use the Question Inventory to guide the training needs analysis conversation with key stakeholders

  • Analyze which of the 4 Performance Barriers is linked to the successful transfer of learning

Linking Activity Choice to Outcomes

  • Understand the 4MAT basic design framework

  • Recognize how the four critical outcomes link to the design model

  • Identify the “Concept” that high performers get and learn how to transfer it to low performers

  • Identify the types of activities that work best to deliver each of the four outcomes

  • Filter content and activity choice by focusing on the critical “Performance Barrier”

Assessing Your Design

  • Review design samples created by fellow participants

  • Assess the impact of your training design using the 4MAT design rubric

  • Analyze and refine your design for higher impact with particular emphasis on Kirkpatrick’s Level 3 (Behavior) and Level 4 evaluation (Business Impact)

Instructional Design Course Included in your tuition:
  • Participant workbook

  • 4MAT Learning Type Measure®

  • 4MAT Subject-Matter-Interview Guide

  • 4MAT Needs Analysis Question Inventory

  • One-year subscription to the 4MATion® Online Training Design Center

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