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Training needs analysis


Can anyone suggest a good training needs analysis pro-forma which is appropriate for small vol sector organisations? Most around are tailored for business use, and difficult to adapt for our use.... We need something more geared towards individuals' training & development needs (in providing mainly support services for women) rather than the business case, or organisational development. Any suggestions muct appreciated!
Cath Campbell

5 Responses

  1. TNA proforma
    Cath asks for a TNA pro-forma suitable for small not-for-profits.

    A well designed TNA form should work in any organisation irrespective of its financial goals. The only thing that changes is the developmental agenda, purpose and budget.

    From my experience there are 4 main elements to a TNA:
    1) What is it that they can do at the moment in terms of skills/ behaviours etc
    2) what do you want the person to do that they cannot currently do
    3)Why do you want them to do this? What value will it add (to who)
    4) What are you planning to do about the need

    There are 3 diff types of TNA process:
    Individual development needs
    Team needs
    Organisational needs

    Any organisation may have needs an all areas. The key is to focus the process on the goal in mind. In your case the development of the individual to achieve a particular learning objective.

    I have resources on & which includes a TNA pro-former.

    This proforma was originally designed for a hospital (80% female staff) where we wanted a common system for all irrespective of their experience or level.

    Hope this helps

    Mike Morrison
    Director – RapidBI

  2. Template TNA
    Hi Cath

    I have a template that you could customise, it may get you started.

    Joy Wilson

  3. contacting other vol orgs
    Have you thought about contacting either a sister organisation or your local volunteer centre, council for voluntary services as most do have examples or staff members that could assist you in the process. I know of a colleague who did a google search and adapted one they found


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