This is the part of the process where you present the outcomes from your assessment thus far in a paper or presentation. The goal is to compile everything you learned from the gap analysis and the evaluation of your options in a concise manner. Your recommendations should consider the objectives and intended outcomes of your training assessment for your organization as well as the proposed cost and benefit to the organization to move forward with a training plan, or not.
Many times your presentation also includes training recommendations. The article below speaks to various ways you can train your employees to add to your training plan.
5 Popular Employee Training Methods For Workplace Training - eLearning Industry
Presenting Your Results
Here are two links to Training Needs Assessments & Analysis reports for you to view an example of various ways you can present your results.
This document, from the 'AID co-ordination and Effectiveness Project', presents one example of how to present your findings.
Here is the second example of how you can present your findings from 'BRIGHTS' (Boosting Global Citizenship Education using Digital Storytelling).
A training needs assessment can help your organization determine the type and scope of training program needed to meet the needs of its learners and employees. The needs assessment also determines if training is the most effective intervention to meet the needs of the employees.
The graph below summarizes the cycle of evaluation for the initial steps within your training assessment. Remember, the entire assessment process begins with data. Once you are clear about your organizational needs, you conduct surveys to ensure you know where the employees are and where they have additional needs.
Also, training needs assessments offer many benefits for your organization, including:
- Increasing the commitment of management to continuous development
- increasing the visibility of the training function;
- clarifying organizational issues;
- providing the best use of limited resources;
- providing program and design ideas;
- and formulating strategies for how to proceed with training efforts.
How can a training needs assessment save your organization money and time?
Also, what are the benefits of conducting a gap analysis for your learners?