Developing Curricula

With your understanding of competencies in place, you can move on to the curriulum development process. For an example of how a completed curriculum looks, see the sidebar Sample Curriculum.

Analyze Tasks

The first step in developing a training curriculum is to analyze the various tasks employees do in their positions. To break up this task analysis, divide your content by the above-mentioned competencies.

Make Initial Decisions

Before you begin your task analysis, decide what issues need your specific attention. Ask yourself the following questions:

• What positions need a curriculum? You may decide that not every position in the organization needs a curriculum.

• What topics are necessary for the position? That is, a ...

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