Training Need Assessment
A review of literature indicates that training programmes
are often prescribed as the drug of choice to problem
situations in organizations. How often have you heard, "We
got a training problem..." or "They’re not doing it the way
they’re supposed to..."? Often these statements are only
of a problem. Until the problem is understood in greater
detail, proposing a solution or an intervention can be a
costly and fruitless endeavor. Often overlooked as the first
step in the performance improvement process is the training
is not a want or desire. It is a gap between "what is" and
"what ought to be". The needs assessment serves to identify
the gaps, and considers if the problem can be solved by
training. The assessment is part of a planning process
focusing on identifying and solving performance problems.
Conducting an assessment is a way to collect information
that can be used to decide what type of development will
be perceived as relevant and useful. An assessment enables
a conversation to take place that questions what skills
and knowledge is required to be more effective.
The needs assessment process is an important first step in
the development of a training program or performance
improvement initiatives. A needs assessment provides an
opportunity to consult with a variety of people in the
In order to attune the design of the training programme and
curriculum with the needs and aspirations from sending
organisations and participants, the CMAO is conducting an
analysis on specific training needs and cultural issues in
order to identify issues, topics and professional themes
that are most relevant.
The objective of the Training Need Assessment are:
To determine what training is relevant to your employees. jobs,
To determine what training will improve performance,
To determine if training will make a difference,
To distinguish training needs from organizational problems, and
To link improved job performance with the organization’s goals and bottom line.
This questionnaire is designed to identify the motivation
and need of training for a whole organization. Our
intention is to request various individual and
organization, to fill the questionnaire from the overall
organizational & individual perspective.
To participate in the Training Need Assessment Programme
please submit a letter of interest to the Change
Management Centre, CMAO Secretariat
and we will be happy to
send you a form via fax, e-mail or mail.