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 analysis in the L&D function. 
  • Gather and position the appropriate data to answer the right questions for different types of needs assessments. 
  • Anticipate, understand and solve potential roadblocks to successful needs assessments. 
  • Translate the results of your needs assessment into actionable recommendations.
  • Align your programs with true organizational needs and goals. 


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 – Types of needs assessment and when to use them.
Lesson 3 – Data sources and strategies.
Lesson 4 – Identifying gaps.
Lesson 5 – Aligning needs assessment with course/program design.
Lesson 6 – Managing the needs assessment process. 
Lesson 7 – Application: Identify the scope.

View the course agenda for more details.




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