Training Needs Assessment program overview is two half days, a certificate is awarded, virtual, sessions for every time zone, will be in the english language

The Training Needs Assessment certificate will equip you with the tools and strategies you need to identify and respond to your organization’s most pressing training needs. This certificate utilizes Training Industry’s Training Manager Competency Model™ to provide learning and development (L&D) leaders with an in-depth understanding of effective diagnostic and needs assessment approaches to ensure that learning is targeted to business priorities.


Walk away armed with a toolkit for improving your needs assessment processes so that you can effectively get to the root of your organization’s — and learners’ — needs. This course offers the insights, tools and skills you need to make the right recommendations to meet and exceed business goals. 

After earning this certificate, you will be able to:

  • Recognize and communicate the importance of needs assessment in the L&D function.
  • Identify 4 lenses of needs assessment and when to utilize each.
  • Construct a data strategy to match the needs assessment lens.
  • Organize and make sense of the data that you gather during a needs assessment.
  • Effectively anticipate areas of pushback and communicate your findings to stakeholders.


During the course, you’ll complete the following lessons, which also include practical application activities:

Lesson 1 – Introduction to the importance of needs assessment.
Lesson 2 – Considerations and data strategies for 4 lenses of needs assessment.
Lesson 3 – Making sense of needs assessment data.
Lesson 4 – Making recommendations and gaining buy-in.

View the course agenda for more details.




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