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Establishing the Training Needs

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This research phase establishes what the participant is being trained to achieve. We must establish what the participants already know or are able to do before the training.
We need only revise what they already know. This is often referred to as “the entry conditions“.

This requires the Training Designer to:
– Question those responsible for requesting the training.
– Undertake some form of survey of future participant’s own perceived needs and current knowledge.
– Review the content and success of training held in past on CP or related subjects.

The research should not only identify the areas for training, but also, as time is always scarce, give some priority to them

An example of this research is given in Appendix 1, using CP2 “Introduction to Capital Budgeting and Funding of Capital Projects”.

The training designer here identified the key subject areas. Our participating countries experts then prioritised these as to importance and the current level of awareness and knowledge of the future participants.

This was the basis for establishing the training objectives and the start of envisaging how these could best be achieved.