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Is annul training plan still alive?


Hello everyone,
I’m in China, most companies here want L&D specialist to create annual training plan, even though they don’t know what a real plan looks like. I’ve been struggled with it for years.

I know I should find out execs top issues, org goals, pain points, and then develop training solutions for these. My question is

should I need to make a proposal for a year-long solution covering different functions?

what should be contained in the plan? I found many such plans only contained training events calendar.
Does anyone have any experience with it?

Lydia Zhang

3 Responses

  1. Training Plans
    Hi Lydia

    The annual plan is definitely still used in the UK. For some sectors, it is a mandatory requirement.

    I have a few simple examples if that would help.

  2. This is a very important document in the strategy
    Hi Lydia
    The annual training plan is a document designed to help the organisation achieve its objectives. It is produced as a result of individual personal development plans which are usually produced following a training Needs Analysis. The idea is that the individual plans help to meet the objectives of the department. The departmental plans help to meet the division’s objectives and those of the division help to meet the objectives of the organisation.
    So the annual training plan looks at all the needs of the whole organisation and sets out a way to meet the objectives as well as possible within the budget available. This then fits into the organisations strategic development. The TNA is the key.

  3. maybe setting business objectives is the first step
    Thanks Lucy and John.

    Our employee works with manager to make individual development plan in our performance management system. The consolidated needs are HUGE but scattered since employees (even managers) have never been trained to identify training needs that meet departmental/organizational objectives.
    So maybe setting business objectives is the first step and then follows the TNA.

    Lucy, I am eager to learn the examples if you don’t mind sending them to me. My email address is: [email protected]


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