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Needs Assessment for Instructional Design

Define the need behind performance gaps.

This on-demand e-learning course is available online immediately after purchase. Within the course you will have the opportunity to personalize your learning by viewing videos, interacting with content, hearing from experts, and planning for your future. You will have access to the course(s) for 12 months from your registration date.

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On Demand
Credits: CEU 0.15
Level: Informed
Role(s): Trainer/Facilitator More
Language(s): English
Capability Area(s): Instructional Design

Pricing

$195
Member
$295
Non-member
Course Info

It’s easy to waste time, money, and resources if a needs assessment isn’t part of the instructional design process. A needs assessment is critical in determining important design elements: what should be happening, proof that there is a need, and a basis for evaluation.

In this course you will learn to define the value of a needs assessment, explore the three levels of needs a designer should assess, and learn how to collect the data that will set your initiatives up for success.
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It’s easy to waste time, money, and resources if a needs assessment isn’t part of the instructional design process. A needs assessment is critical in determining important design elements: what should be happening, proof that there is a need, and a basis for evaluation.

In this course you will learn to define the value of a needs assessment, explore the three levels of needs a designer should assess, and learn how to collect the data that will set your initiatives up for success.

Why Should I Attend?

  • Discover a structured six-step process for needs assessment.
  • Learn how a needs assessment provides a full picture of performance gaps.
  • Hear practitioners share their knowledge and experience.
  • Have access to an ATD expert facilitator during the course.

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What You Will Learn
  • Describe what a needs assessment is and why it is valuable to a talent development professional.
  • Explain the steps involved in the needs assessment process.
  • Recognize the different levels of a needs assessment.
  • Recognize the value of the three levels of a needs assessment and how they work together to provide a full picture of a situation.
  • Identify various data collection techniques.
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COURSE TOPICS
Topic 1: Definition and Value of a Needs Assessment
Needs assessment is a valuable part of the design process because the results help to determine many design choices. In this topic, you will learn what a needs assessment is and how it provides value to a talent development professional.
Topic 2: Six Steps of a Needs Assessment
Talent development professionals must work with sponsors to create a thorough needs assessment. In this topic, you will learn to explain the steps involved in the needs assessment process.
Topic 3: Three Levels of Needs Assessment
Needs assessment has three levels: organizational, task, and individual assessment. In this topic you will learn to recognize the value of each level and explain how they work together to provide a full picture of a situation.
Topic 4: Data Collection Techniques
Talent development professionals must determine data collection needs and select the methods that best suit the project. In this topic, you will learn about various data collection techniques and when to use them.
Dates & Locations
On Demand
  • Anytime
    On Demand
Who Should Attend

This course is appropriate for those who have been asked to take on new duties and need to quickly upskill.

This course is also appropriate for those early in their career or making a career shift. This may include instructional designers, independent consultants, professional trainers or facilitators, or training coordinators.

Level: Informed
Roles: Trainer/Facilitator, Training/Talent Development Coordinator, Instructional Designer
Language: English
Facilitators
Sophie Oberstein

Things To Know

ATTENDANCE

On Demand

Full completion of the program within the one-year access period is mandatory in order to receive CEUs. Participants who complete all aspects of the program will see their completion status reflected on their transcript in the ATD Learning Portal.

If applicable, a certificate will be issued to you through the ATD Learning Portal at the end of the program.

CREDITS

0.15 CEUs awarded

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