Reply to the two discussion thread below.. Nothing long around 150 – 200 words per discussion.
Chapter 8 in the textbook
Reply 1: Defining training and understanding its strategic purpose
At first glance, Week 5 content spans two seemingly disparate functions – developing training and assessing employee performance. The processes are defined and presented sequentially in your text. In reality, the functions are more closely related than they seem in the sense that assessing performance could identify a need for training, couldn’t it? Let’s talk!
What I would like you to do for this first conference is to think about training. What exactly is training? Please don’t parrot-back the text definition!!!
Include in your discussion and explanation, your ideas about WHY you think corporations spend billions of dollars every year to provide training for their employees. And last, in your “definition” discussion include your ideas about how training supports an organization’s strategic goals and objectives. What does trainingdofor an organization? Are there really any benefits? Why or why not……?
Reply 2 : Critique this Training Proposal (Everyone responds)
Now that we have discussed the stages of training design including the needs assessment, the design and the evaluation steps, I am asking you to apply your knowledge and understanding. Review the following proposed training design and then develop a critique of its effectiveness and make your recommendations for improvement. Let’s do it!
Your analysis might be guided by the following questions: What do you think is done well in the design and what suggestions do you have for improving the training? Why? Do you think the design met the stated training outcomes and is the evaluation as designed substantial enough? Are the evaluation goals Specific, Measurable, Acceptable, Realistic and Time Bound? Imagine yourself as an attendee at the training. How effective would this session be for you?
Your specific program analysis might include determining if the right intended audience is included in the training, if their possible learning styles have been taken into consideration, and if the goas and objectives of the program are clear and appropriate. Is the delivery of the program effective? Is the assessment of the training sufficient?