A Practical Guide to Needs Assessment

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Wiley, 1999 - Business & Economics - 208 pages
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Co-published with the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD)

This how-to handbook is perfect for anyone seeking a methodical approach to needs assessment. You'll get a treasury of tools: worksheets, ready-to-use forms, and templates for planning a course of action. The accompanying disk, packed with job aids, enables you to customize materials for your own use.

You'll learn how to:

  • Overcome barriers to success
  • Prepare interviews and surveys
  • Accelerate the data-gathering process
  • Identify competencies for effective performance
  • Develop a long-term performance improvement plan

    Whether you're an experienced trainer who's been conducting needs assessments for years, or a supervisor who wants to get to the root of job performance problems, this book has the tools for you! No other resource tackles such a wide range of needs assessments. A Practical Guide to Needs Assessment has it all!

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    Contents

    PUTTING THINGS IN CONTEXT
    3
    GETTING DOWN TO BRASS TACKS
    39
    NEEDSASSESSMENT TOOLKIT
    187
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    About the author (1999)

    KAVITA GUPTA has developed training programs for corporations and conducted workshops for several New England universities. An active member of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), she holds a master's degree in instructional systems technology from Indiana University.

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