Sample Training Plans and Templates
As 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
Points of Contact
2 Training Approach
Roles and Responsibilities
Techniques and Tools
Training For Revised Office Procedures
Summary table approach to developing a training plan:
|Training/ learning Area||Relates to||Target Group/ Individual||Training Action Plan||BY Whom & When|
Health/ Safety/ Legal
This article is part of a mini series on training plans – please select the most appropriate approach for your business need.