Maximizing Impact in the Virtual Classroom

Course Description

What problems are causing organizational pain? Are business opportunities being fully leveraged? Are you responsible for taking action? Where do you start and what kind of solution is needed? Will you be successful?
An upfront analysis that provides a holistic perspective on deficiencies and opportunities will enable you to focus on performance that directly impacts business results.

This course will prepare you to efficiently and effectively conduct a performance-based needs assessment in your organization. You will learn how to gather the information needed to make informed decisions and appropriate recommendations. Case scenarios, real-life examples, hands-on exercises and your personal project planning will help you to quickly develop skills using needs assessment techniques and tools.

Who should participate?
Performance Technologists, Instructional Designers, Trainers, Training and Human Resource Managers, Organizational Development Consultants, Educational Technologists and eLearning Developers
Performance Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

• Illustrate a systematic model for upfront analysis

  • Identify desired results
  • Translate desired results into required performance
  • Delineate current results
  • Analyze performance gaps
  • Determine performance opportunities and deficiencies
  • Recommend instructional and non-instructional solutions
  • Complete a cost-benefit analysis for recommended solutions

• Clarify client requirements and expectations
• Plan a needs assessment study
• Explain how to conduct a needs assessment including:

  • Selecting and writing research questions
  • Identifying data sources
  • Selecting data collection strategies and methods
  • Designing data collection instruments
  • Collecting and analyzing data
  • Writing interim and final reports

1-Day Leader-Led
Howard B. Lewis, Ph.D., CPT
1.888.IPS.TEAM (ext. 2)

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