How to Conduct a Training Needs Analysis for your Team

[ Blackboard Fridays Ep 32 ]
by Jacob Aldridge Published

In last week's episode, we discussed a simple tool for measuring expertise - the journey from Unconscious Incompetence (where you're useless, but you don't know it) through to Unconscious Competence (where you're awesome, and take it for granted).

It was a journey that went through Inspiration, Education, and Execution, and it's excellent for objectively assessing how skillful you or one of your team are in a particular area.

This week we add steroids to the concept: how do we measure ALL of the skills your business needs, across ALL of your team members?

Because if you can do that, then you can build an annual training plan that effortlessly addresses overall business needs. You can push responsibility for skill development back on to individual team members. And you can design a career path through your organisation (and your industry) based on the growing capability an individual acquires - or can acquire, with the right training plan.

Naturally, the coloured chalk comes into play as well.

In 12 years of business coaching, personalising and completing Training Needs Analyses remains one of the most fun and valuable projects I undertake with my clients.

Please watch the video here and let me know if you have any questions...


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Over the past 12 years, more than 300 active growth businesses in Australia, the UK, and Asia-Pacific have worked with Jacob in his role as an international business coach, partner and advisor.

As Director of Advisory at businessDEPOT, Jacob continues to work one-on-one with SME businesses and directors, while also leading the development of our Strategic Advisory services across Workshops, Group Programs, and Online business guidance.

Jacob's alumni clients and those who have attended his presentations describe him as the smart and quirky business guy who makes genuine change happen. He brings business experience that impacts both profit and valuation, plus a unique energy borne from the belief that business is best when it's fun.

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