Training has evolved from simply checking completion boxes to a more comprehensive way an organization can ensure their learners have the necessary skills to complete their job and showcase their potential.
A 'Training Needs Assessment' is so valuable because your organization needs to ensure training is the proper method to manage performance deficiencies or organizational needs. The needs assessment helps you preserve resources and time by not only making sure training is the proper intervention but also by clarifying their current gaps so the trainings can be created to meet the unique needs of your group of learners.
How do you know exactly what to present in your training? Typically, topics are chosen in alignment with the organizational needs and/or based on the needs/wants of the learners. A needs assessment helps you assess your learner's current knowledge so you can analyze their needs based on the training provided.
If you are providing training for your organization or would like to understand the process, this learning path is for you.