Category Archives: Technology Training

Preparing for Training

The last several weeks we have been going through how to conduct a needs assessment to know what training is needed.  For the next few weeks we will talk about preparing for training.  As before I will take you through … Continue reading

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Crunch the numbers

Now it’s time to analyze your data – or crunch the numbers.  This last part of a needs survey or assessment can be as easy or hard as you want to make it.  With a small sample and less at … Continue reading

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Administer a Needs Survey

The moment of truth – administering your survey!!! You have gone through determining the scope of your survey, written the questions, beta tested your survey, adjusted questions and answers that were unclear, and beta tested it a second time (you … Continue reading

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How do I know if my survey questions will give me the answers I need?

The whole point of running a needs assessment survey is to get information.  Before administering the survey, you should check your work so far to make sure it will get you what you want.  You would hate to administer the … Continue reading

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OK. So I have to do a Needs Survey. How do I write the questions?

In the last post on needs assessments, Why Should I Have to Run a Needs Survey?, we talked about why you should run the needs assessment.  In this post we will talk about how to prepare for that assessment.  Constant … Continue reading

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Planning for Successful Training

I’ve had several conversations recently with someone that is in training for a job doing data entry for billing at a national firm.  The program started out well with lots of time to learn and practice skills.  Early in the … Continue reading

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Why Should I Have to Run a Needs Survey?

I have been in training situations where a needs survey either wasn’t done or totally ignored.  I have talked to other trainers who felt the same way – we went into the workshop with material prepared for one topic and … Continue reading

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Where is Training More Effective – Onsite or Offsite?

As with many questions in business, the is no easy answer to whether training is more effective.  Onsite or offsite, it depends!  OK, what does it depend on?  There are several factors that work into the formula providing the correct … Continue reading

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Selecting Training Spaces

Whova gave some great suggestions in their September 2016 post 10 Things to Consider When Choosing your Event Venue about selecting training spaces. Cost Location Ambiance Services and Amenities Capacity and Minimums Parking Layout Accessibility Insurance Acoustics However, as a … Continue reading

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Public versus In-house Training

There are several training setting options available to organizations.  Two of the most common are to have people attend training in a general public setting or to have the training delivered in-house to just the participants from your organization.  Both … Continue reading

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