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Developing Training Programs

1) List 5 questions that could be used to facilitate group or chat discussions on this topic (i.e. Developing Training Programs)

2) A paragraph for each question indicating the extent to which each question is likely to stimulate useful discussion of this topic and why.

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1) List 5 questions that could be used to facilitate group or chat discussions on this topic (i.e. Developing Training Programs)

Questions to facilitate discussions about developing a new training program:

· What performance issue will be addressed?
o What's broken?
o Is this really a training problem or a motivational issue?

· What changes in performance are expected?
o Skills? Attitudes?

· How will we know when those changes have been achieved?
o Do we have a way to measure the change? Production output? Increase in X?

· How will the training be evaluated by the instructor?
o Smile sheets? Follow-up evaluations? Interviews?

· What structural or cultural changes are being done to support training?
o A class doesn't change the system that may be the real problem?

· What information do we have to support the need for training?
o Have I done a needs assessment? Checked performance reviews?

· Do we design the training or do we let an outsider do it?
o How much do we trust a trainer? Do we approve curriculum?

· How much time will we spend doing the planning work?
o Planning is the critical part of training. Are we willing to commit the time?

· How much latitude can we give a trainer in developing and delivering a course/program?
o How much ownership do we have in this material? How important is it ...

Solution Summary

This solution lists five questions (or more) that could be used to facilitate group or chat discussions on the topic of developing training programs, as well as one paragraph for each question indicating the extent to which each question is likely to stimulate useful discussion of this topic and why.

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