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FT Guide to Business Training by Tom Bird, Jeremy Cassell

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6

The context for design

An effective training design will help you achieve the outcomes defined in your needs analysis. Too often, however, we have seen training programmes that have compromised on the design. They have lost sight of the need to focus on one, or a combination, of the following:

  • business needs and outcomes;
  • the needs of the participant;
  • the need to see some application or transfer of knowledge or skills in the workplace.

A business training event is not something that exists in isolation and you need to consider this when approaching its design. A training event might be the ‘public’ face of an initiative such as a change programme, leadership training or an induction programme but the context for its design is much broader ...

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