Conducting Training Needs Analysis

Conducting Training Needs Analysis

The purpose of a training needs analysis is to identify and define the gap between what should be happening performance-wise in the organisation and what is actually happening. Through the needs analysis process you can then determine to what extent the performance gap is caused by lack of skills.

There are many different approaches to conducting a training needs analysis and this workshop explores the various approaches to conducting a training needs analysis and equips you with the processes and techniques to conduct an analysis appropriate to your organisation's needs.

Competency Outputs

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

  • Use a holistic needs analysis model to plan your activities
  • Gather information that you will need prior to commencing
  • Conduct an organisational scan
  • Conduct a focus group
  • Conduct a structured interview
  • Analyse the performance problem of an individual using an analysis flow chart
  • Prioritise training needs
  • Use a performance relationship map to identify the training needs for a performer group


A combination of interactive presentations, group discussions, practical exercises and skill practices allow the delegate to develop their skills and plan a training needs analysis intervention for their own organisation.


2 - 3 days dependent on content and focus.
Back to top