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Needs Assessment Basics by Deborah Tobey

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The Ultimate Goal: Generating the Training Design

In chapter 1, the purposes of training needs assessment were examined. Three purposes were discussed:

  • Training needs assessment places the training need or request in the context of the organization’s needs.

  • It validates and augments the initial issues presented by the client.

  • It ensures that the ultimate training design supports employee performance and thereby helps the organization meet its needs.

Chapters 1 and 2 presented more detailed discussion regarding the first two purposes of training needs assessment. It is time now to discuss the third purpose, that of ensuring that the ultimate training design will support employee learning and job performance. Training needs assessment serves as ...

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