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Instructional Design for Action Learning by Geri MCARDLE

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CHAPTER ONEDefine the Training Need

The goal of doing a training needs assessment (TNA) is to determine whether a need exists, who needs training, and what tasks need to be trained. When conducting the TNA, it is important to remember to include managers, trainers, and employees. At one time, just trainers and training instructional designers were concerned with the TNA process. Today, as training becomes increasingly used by companies to achieve their strategic goals, upper and middle managers are involved in the assessment process as well.

Employees often can feel confident of their abilities to perform on the job and lack any motivation to improve their performance. A properly designed and implemented training program will instill both confidence ...

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