QOTD: Do you find organizations implement learning they "like", or are they doing deep analysis for long term impact?
02:16 - What questions I think about when doing a Needs Assessment
03:15 - What a really good Needs Analysis will do for us
04:32 - Problems with concentrating on whether someone will like the "training"
06:09 - What social psychology says about asking people if they learned something?
07:35 - Results: The only way to tell if you made an impact
09:30 - Where most companies focus?
09:58 - What to ignore, and where to start with?
Timothy Wilson's Redirect: The Surprising New Science of Psychological Change
Are You Meeting All Five Moments of Learning Need?
Kirkpatrick's Four Level Evaluation Model
Are You Too Nice To Train?
A really good Needs Analysis will help you figure out: What you're trying to propose, whether it's elearning, PDF resource, better procedures... or sometimes it's better company culture. This is what we're trying to achieve (with our Needs Analysis). What will solve the problems or opportunity that this business has.
Sometimes a Needs Analysis will tell you that all you need to build is "awareness" (not training).
Realize this is an essential part of your learning design process. Because it makes it very clear about what will have the most effective result, and be the best way to solve your clients money.
We want to begin with our Needs Analysis with "impact". Because that's when you actually examine what your boss or sponsor really wants to achieve. And sometimes there is such a huge disconnect between what they are trying to achieve and what you can realistically achieve with a training intervention; that you you realize (that a lot of times) it's all those support pieces like, The 5 Moments of Need that Bob Mosher and Conrad Gottfredson talk about.
A proper Needs Analysis will tell you there is all these layers to effective design.
Anna Sabramowicz is an award winning instructional designer, elearning strategist, and speaker. Find out more at http://skillagents.com/about/
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