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Checklist for Developing a Training Program

Are you ready to develop a top-notch training program for your employees? We've got you covered with a handy checklist to ensure you cover all the essentials.

Whether starting from scratch or looking to enhance your existing training initiatives, this checklist will help you organize your thoughts and ask the right questions.


So, let's dive in and create a training program that equips your employees with the skills they need and also aligns perfectly with your organization's goals. Get ready to check off each step and watch your training program soar to new heights!


Identify Training Objectives:

  • What specific skills or knowledge do your employees need to acquire or improve upon?

  • How will these skills or knowledge contribute to their performance and the organization's goals?

Determine Target Audience:

  • Who are the employees that need to participate in the training program?

  • Are there any specific job roles or departments that require training?


Conduct Training Needs Analysis:

  • What are the employees' current skill gaps or areas of improvement?

  • Are there any specific challenges or issues that the training program should address?


Set Measurable Learning Outcomes:

  • What are the desired outcomes or competencies should employees achieve after completing the training program?

  • How will these outcomes be measured and assessed?

Develop a Training Curriculum:

  • What topics, concepts, and skills will the training program cover?

  • How will the content be organized and sequenced to ensure a logical learning progression?

Establish Training Timeline and Schedule:

  • What is the timeline for the training program?

  • Will the program be delivered in a single session or multiple sessions spread over some time?

Allocate Resources:

  • What resources, such as training manuals, presentations, videos, or online courses, will be needed to support the training program?

  • Are there any existing materials that can be leveraged or customized?

  • What is the budget available for the training program?

Design Training Activities and Exercises:

  • What interactive activities, case studies, role-plays, or simulations can be incorporated to enhance learning and engagement?

  • How will these activities align with the training objectives?

Identify Training Team Members:

  • Who will develop the training?

  • Who will be responsible for delivering the training program?

  • Are Subject Matter Experts available to validate the content and review materials?

Select Appropriate Training Delivery Methods:

  • Which training methods (e.g., online training, workshops, self-study, job shadowing, or some combination) will be most effective for delivering the content?

  • What technology or platforms will be utilized for delivering the training?

Develop Evaluation Criteria:

  • How will the effectiveness of the training program be measured?

  • What evaluation methods will be used, such as quizzes, surveys, or post-training assessments?

Create a Training Implementation Plan:

  • What are the specific steps and actions are required to successfully execute the training program?

  • Who will be responsible for each task, and what are the timelines?

Communicate and Promote the Training Program:

  • How will the training program be announced and communicated to the target audience?

  • What strategies will be employed to encourage participation and engagement?

Deliver the Training Program:

  • Is everything in place to conduct training sessions according to the planned schedule and content?

  • Have you ensured trainers are well-prepared and equipped to deliver the training effectively?

Evaluate Training Effectiveness:

  • How will the progress and impact of the training program be monitored?

  • Are any areas needing improvement or adjustment based on participant feedback or evaluation results?

Provide Post-Training Support:

  • What additional resources or support will be offered to employees after completing the training program?

  • How will the newly acquired skills be reinforced and applied in the workplace?

Continuously Improve the Training Program:

  • What steps will be taken to regularly review and update the training program based on feedback, performance data, and changing organizational needs?

  • What opportunities are there to innovate and enhance the effectiveness of future training initiatives?

Remember that this checklist serves as a general guide, and you’ll likely need to adapt and customize it based on your organization's specific requirements and context. For our comprehensive workbook outlining all the steps you need to design and develop your next training program confidently, Contact Us Today! It’s our gift to you, and it’s free!

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