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    Please assist with the following problem. Please provide personal experiences with these areas as well as references. Post your thoughts on the following aspects of a training plan:

    - audience
    - delivery method
    - delivery timing

    For each area, assist with answering the following two questions:

    What are the most important considerations when developing this part of the training plan?

    What are common mistakes or oversights to avoid when developing this part of the training plan?

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    Please see response attached. I hope this helps and take care.

    This is another interesting question. Let's take a closer look:

    1. Please assist with the following problem. Please provide personal experiences with these areas as well as references. Post your thoughts on the following aspects of a training plan:

    - audience
    - delivery method
    - delivery timing

    For each area, assist with answering the following two questions: What are the most important considerations when developing this part of the training plan? What are common mistakes or oversights to avoid when developing this part of the training plan?

    A. Audience

    Let's say our training program is to develop leadership skills in managers. Who would our audience be? What is the location of the audience? What level of skills do they have? What other considerations are important to consider? For example,

    The target audience for this program includes individuals who are currently successful managers, highly skilled technical specialists leading projects, or individuals who have been identified as high-potential employees. The ABC Leadership Program is an especially effective strategic tool in building depth and breadth to support executive continuity, bench strength, and global deployment plans.

    In other words, the present skill level of the audience is important to consider, because you want your training program to meet the needs of the group. In other words, the training program needs to consider the various characteristics of the target audience, as well considering the location (located in one place versus spread out in various locations) of the audience. Since it is a professional group, dress attire for the trainer will need to match that of the audience, as would the language used by the trainer (e.g., instructor led).

    Pitfall: Avoid current skill level, as this will lead to a lack of motivation in learner, amongst other things. Not matching the level of knowledge and experience of the trainer with audience could be a pitfall (e.g., trainer who can talk at the executive level using appropriate business examples, etc.). Ignoring location information can also lead to problems in attendance.

    See survey in Example I below for other considerations.

    B. Delivery method

    What is the best way to reach this audience? What method of delivery is the most effective and cost efficient means of delivery? For example, there are a few of the challenges facing educators, trainers, and others when developing a training program for delivery over the Web. The following are three challenges to the optimal delivery of training programs delivered over the Web:
    1. Connectivity Speeds - How Users Connect to the Internet
    2. Web Page Response Times - The Three Limits
    3. Re-Purposed Training Materials (see more detail at http://www.trainingplace.com/source/wbtlimit.html).
    Considerations for delivery methods: what resources are available; what is our budget; what is the most effective method(s) of delivery for this type of training/audience. For example, leadership training needs to be interactive and collaborate using groups, so the Internet would ...

    Solution Summary

    In reference to developing aspects of training plans, this solution discusses the audience, delivery method and delivery timing in terms of the most important considerations when developing this part of the training plan, as well as the common mistakes or oversights to avoid when developing this part of the training plan.

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