Training Plans and Training Plan Templates

Sample Training Plans and Templates

Training Plan graphicAs organizations change their structure more and more managers are being asked to develop training plans. With many of these organizations not having a centralised training function or resource this is leading to a plethora of formats of training plans in organizations and sectors.

To help those managers in the position of writing a training plan, we have developed a short series of articles providing a range of structures – one of which will be appropriate for you and your organization. In order to write a training plan, we first need to complete a Training Needs Analysis (TNA) to identify the training/ learning needs of the people in our organization.

So what should be in a training plan?

The training plan should include all topics, knowledge and skills that you need your team to be able to do. You could also add in a broad overview of why training in your business or organization is important and why it is implemented. This should clearly state the reasons for training to your team and helps them understand how important it is to the success of your organization. This can also help to not only build the business case for the training, but starts to provide data on which performance criteria can be identified and the impact of training evaluated.

In addition to this, you could indicate who is to take (deliver/ facilitate) the training, when it is to occur, how long each training session should be and where the training is to take place.  Where known you should also include any external consultants/ training providers that might be employed to facilitate the training and how to engage them for the training sessions you require.

Training Plan format

There are many formats for training plans – some a one page table – in other cases a comprehensive document. In this article we will briefly look at the two extremes:

Comprehensive approach to developing a training plan

The table of contents of a training plan may contain:

Training Plan – Table of Contents

General Information/ Background

1    Purpose

Scope

Overview

Project References

Glossary

Points of Contact

Information

Coordination/ Management

Training Prerequisites

2    Training Approach

Training Requirements

Roles and Responsibilities

Techniques and Tools

Training Prerequisites

Training For Revised Office Procedures

Schedule

Curriculum

3    Evaluation

Metrics

Strategy

Summary table approach to developing a training plan:

Action Plans

Training/ learning Area Relates to Target Group/ Individual Training Action Plan BY Whom & When
1. Appraisal needTNA

Professional status

Health/ Safety/ Legal

Other

2.
3.

This article is part of a mini series on training plans – please select the most appropriate approach for your business need.




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About Mike Morrison

Mike Morrison is a consultant and change agent specialising in developing skills in senior people to increase organizational performance.
Mike is also founder & director of RapidBI, an organizational effectiveness consultancy.

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