Needs Assessment Certificate

Identify individual and organizational performance needs in order to develop the most effective solutions

When working on learning and development projects, many immediately race to create course materials and roll out initiatives without upfront analysis of what is driving the need or how to ensure results. They often operate in an “order taker” mode, relying on information from the requestor about content, learner needs, the duration of training, and project completion deadlines. In this highly interactive course, you will learn a systematic approach for conducting your own assessment of the individual and organizational performance needs that drive requests for learning and development solutions.

The Needs Assessment Certificate will take place on May 04-05, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Apply a systematic process to conducting a needs analysis that aligns learning solutions with business outcomes.
  • Increase credibility and use a collaborative approach to conduct a needs analysis.
  • Determine organizational goals with key stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with others to identify the individual performance levels necessary to meet organizational goals.
  • Isolate organizational factors, including knowledge and skill gaps, that contribute to current performance levels.
  • Identify constraints on the learning project.
  • Develop recommendations that incorporate formal, informal, and social learning strategies.

Audience

This program is for professionals who want to gain a foundational understanding of conducting a needs assessment for training, organizational development, and other organizational projects involving people and processes.

Program Topics

Click here to view the Participant Guide Table of Contents

Facilitator Information

Chris Ross

Chris Ross- Chris Ross has been a performance consultant, trainer, lecturer and presenter for over 30 years. He owns The Engagement Effect, a multi-discipline training and consulting firm with over clients throughout North America. 

The Engagement Effect provides solutions in performance improvement, leadership and supervisory development, employee selection and engagement, strategic planning, and risk management. He has worked with over 800 organizations.

Ross has earned professional certification in Workplace Learning and Performance (CPLP) through ATD and is additionally recognized by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP). 

Ross has presented over a thousand training classes, workshops, seminars, keynote speeches and presentations. He facilitated hundreds of workshops for FranklinCovey, DiSC and is a Master Trainer for Development Dimensions International. Additionally he travels throughout the US and Canada as an Implementation Specialist for SafeStart, a division of Electrolab Training Systems.  A frequent contributor and columnist for “Alaska Contractor,” “Council Prospector,” and numerous other publications; he also authored a piece for the recently published book, “Consultant Business Development Guide: Starting and Succeeding with a SH&E Consulting Practice.”

Credits

  • Earn 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successfully completing this program.
  • This program may be eligible for up to 14 CPLP recertification points for the face-to-face version and 12 CPLP recertification points for the online version.
  • This program may be eligible for up to 14 APTD recertification points for the face-to-face version and 12 APTD recertification points for the online version.
  • This program has been pre-approved for 14 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
  • This program is valid for 12 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrm.org/certification.

Registration Fees

ATD Member: US $1,220
Nonmember: US $1,580*

 

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The registration fee includes all course materials and is separate from general conference registration fees.

For additional information on this program, please contact ATD Customer Care at customercare@td.org or 703.683.8100.