|Due in Week 1 – Project Topic (50 points)|
This week you will need to select an organization and a problem/event/reason for your project. You may use your own organization or an organization with which you are familiar. For example:
Local Hospital LLC Nursing ER staff: ER patient intake HIPAA update training
Retirement Village Bingo Hall Staff: CPR/defibrillator training
Let’s Take a Trip sales staff: new American Airlines flight scheduling technology training
Note that failing to turn in this assignment may jeopardize your grade throughout the project over the term. Review the “late work” section of the syllabus to ensure you understand the late policies enforced in the course.
Please utilize APA formatting when you turn in this project – you can review the template in doc-sharing for an example of the proper use of APA formatting – and the syllabus also has a link to the APA handbook. Further, you can utilize the Smarthinking tutor source (under Course Home) and request assistance on your papers this term. I recommend it!
In your Week 1 submission, include this information. Answering these questions will help you tailor this into something specific. Then, throughout the entire term, your project should apply to THIS particular training project.
1. The name of the company your training will be used in (real or fictional)
2. A bit about what the company does…
3. In what department will the training be used?
4. Which employees will attend
5. Who will be involved in creating the training? (title of person)
6. Who will provide the training?
7. What is the MAIN purpose – goal – and problem you are solving with the training? (i.e. the “Gap”)
Total points for the assignment: 50 points (42 points for answering the 7 questions; 4 points for using proper APA formatting and 4 points for your resource/reference!)
|Due in Week 2 – Training Needs Assessment (50 points)|
Once you have received approval for moving forward with your project, this week you will conduct a TNA (Training Needs Assessment) on your organization for which your training program will be formed. Your submission this week will include the following:
1) an organization analysis;
2) a task analysis; and
3) a person analysis.
You will explain the techniques used for these analyses and the individuals who will be involved in this process. Include an example of at least one technique or method for your analyses and include a sample of that in your appendix.
For example, if you use a questionnaire, be sure to include the questionnaire in the appendix. If you prefer to use an observation method, then explain how that will work (who, what, where and when.) Provide pro’s and cons of the method. You must include an example of one method from your analyses above.
Finally, you will also need to include the desired training outcomes of your program. This is essential to the rest of your project so be sure to include them. (i.e. what do you want your trainees to leave training knowing how to do.)
Anticipated length of body of this assignment: 3-4 pages. Include at least 4 outside references in this portion of your paper, and properly cite them using APA formatting. This will be graded with the following rubric:
APA formatting and references – 10 points
Org analysis – 10 points
Task analysis – 10 points
Person analysis – 10 points
Example in Appendix – 10 points
|Due in Week 3 – Lesson Plan and Transfer of Training (50 points)|
Organize your training “day” or “days.” You will create a schedule for your training, and justify it in this document. Your document will be read by higher management – and this is the part which will explain to them the schedule of training, who will be attending and who will be doing the training, the cost-benefit of your training, and your ROI (return on investment). In the theory section of this, explain how the design of your training will lead to transfer of training. Your detailed lesson plan and schedule used to conduct the training will be an Appendix item. (See your textbook table 4.12 on page 157 for an example.)
Anticipated length of body of this assignment: 3-4 pages. Include at least 4 outside references in this portion of your paper, and properly cite them using APA formatting.
Grading for this part of the project will be:
Theory of transfer of training and training design – 15 points
Cost benefit/ROI analysis – 10 points
Lesson plan and schedule in Appendix – 15 points
APA formatting and references – 10 points