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Developing a Structured Training Programme

This intensive, hands-on one-day workshop deals with the process of developing a training programme.

The course is designed for trainers and HR professionals who want to develop programmes that are meaningful, practical, and will benefit both trainees and the organisations they work for.

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Learning Objectives

By the end of this workshop, delegates will be able to:

  • Recognise when a training need exists for an organisation
  • Understand the basic rules of designing a training programme
  • Use SMART / PPP objectives
  • Write clear, concise training objectives
  • Incorporate relevant methods into the design of a training session
  • Know how and where to research training content
  • Create evaluation strategies
  • Use Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Evaluation

Pre-Requisites

The course is designed for trainers and HR professionals who want to develop programmes that are meaningful, practical, and will benefit both trainees and the organisations they work for.

Course Content

Introduction and Course Overview

The Need for Training

• Organisational Objectives  • When is Training Necessary?  • Defining Training Needs  • ICE: Analysis in Three Steps 

Basic Rules of Programme Design

• Moderation  • Balance  • Involvement  • Continue Your Learning  • The Need for Collaboration 

SMART Objectives

• Defining SMART  • The Three Ps  • Exercise: Improving Goals 

Learning Objectives

• Determining Objectives  • Considerations When Writing Objectives  • Types of Objectives: KSAs  • Setting the Scope  • Exercise: Verbs for Writing Clear, Concise Training Objectives  • Developing Objectives 

Designing a Training Session

• Training Methods  • Constraints on Methods Used  • Designing a Learning Sequence 

Researching and Developing Content

• Researching Content  • Exercise: Availability of Information in Your Area of Training 

Tips for Good Training Design

• Elements of Good Training Design 

Evaluation Strategies

• The Basics of Evaluation  • Evaluation Methods 

Kirkpatricks Four Levels of Evaluation

• Level One: Reaction  • Level Two: Knowledge (Learning)  • Level Three: Transfer of Learning (Behaviour)  • Level Four: Impact (Results) 

On-The-Job Support

• On-The-Job Support 

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