Designing a training process requires vision, calculation, analysis and technical knowledge of operations. If you’re a professional trainer, you must be aware of the phases in which following information is essential:
- Employees’ age and competency data
- Actual and desired productivity of the company
- Aggregate skill set of the company
- Required skill set of the company
These data are vital for planning any kind of training. However, they’re the starting point for any training process, providing bases for actual training and the methods implemented by the trainer. The real solution for effective training design comes with the ADDIE Model, which has been categorized into 5 steps.
It is an instructional system design (ISD) model commonly used by training developers to create result-oriented training. The five phases are; Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and a they all are related to the final phase – Evaluation.
Key deliverables: training plan and training need analysis
In this phase, you will work with business owners to assess goals of the training. The question here pertains with the kind of delivery method to be used, whether web-based training or instructor-lead training. Other related questions may be:
- Who will be your audience?
- What are their patterns of learning?
- What is the deadline to produce desired results?
Key deliverables: high level design document and storyboard
After assessing the questions and finding their answers, the job of training designer will start. He begins by laying out the training content and prepare the design document. Although, this document will not contain the actual content, it will have:
- The content outline
- Media notes, and
- Any groupings that you may find relevant to training, such as assessments or quizzes
Here, you can think about getting a training room for rent.
Key deliverables: course material, assessment instruments, guides and job aids, and course schedule
At this stage, you need to develop storyboards and graphic designs for training. Graphics will help elaborate technical content and enhances learning. In this phase, the most important task is to write the content. For web-based learning, you need to have some amount of text beforehand, to upload it on the website before the actual training. After the development of content, send it to business owners for approval. For instructor-lead training, the entire content is checked using all the necessary equipments. You may want to suggest a suitable training venue or a seminar room for rent to conduct employee training.
Key deliverables: participant assessments, feedback forms and attendance forms
After the approval of content, the training is in the launching phase. But before that, you need to distribute copies of the training content to all the training facilitators for review and testing.
- Distribute manuals, software and books to concerned people
- Complete registration and course scheduling
- Arrange transportation for trainers and trainees, if necessary
Key deliverables: program evaluation report, and project evaluation report
This phase is related to every phase and involves feedback from the people related to the training process. Feedback from business owners, project managers, instructional designers and participants helps training developers and trainers to improve flaws and prepare further courses. Evaluation helps determine the sufficiency of training material as well.