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Needs Analysis, Evaluation and Validation

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A complete operating plan for integrating needs analysis, evaluation and validation.

For decades the training profession has struggled with the development and implementation of meaningful needs analysis, evaluation and validation processes. This seminar provides you with the techniques for realizing the full potential of these three vital processes.


Participants will gain the ability to be able to:

  • Identify training accountabilities
  • Determine what type of needs analysis to do for what type of training
  • Prepare performance-learning objectives
  • Evaluate training programs in terms of learning outcomes
  • Determine through performance validation whether training projects fulfilled their organizational objectives
  • Integrate all needs analysis, evaluation and validation into an effective quality control process



This workshop is intended for training managers, supervisors, coordinators, training consultants and trainers.


This course has no prerequisite.


You will receive a course binder containing a copy of the presentation slides.


Perceptions of Training

  • Typical problems faced by training departments when asked to justify their existence
  • A process by which training can build quality checks and performance indicators into training projects


Needs Analysis

  • Needs vs. wants — a critical difference



  • The 3 parts of validation: content, process (evaluation) and performance


Content Validation

  • Performance-learning objectives — a unique approach for designing learning objectives
  • Utilizing content sources
  • The “test of reality”


Process Validation (Evaluation)

  • Evaluation and validation, how they differ and the significance of the difference
  • 3 primary questions that must be answered
  • A process of evaluation that provides ongoing quality checks
  • Designing and administering student evaluation forms


Performance Validation

  • Return on Investment (ROI) for training


course info

Course ID: PM-0301
Course Level: Beginner
Duration: 2 days

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