Presentation on theme: "Training and Learning Needs Analysis (TLNA) a tool to promote effective workplace learning & development Helen Mason, Project Worker, Unionlearn Representing."— Presentation transcript:
1 Training and Learning Needs Analysis (TLNA) a tool to promote effective workplace learning & developmentHelen Mason, Project Worker, Unionlearn Representing & Influencing TeamLearning & Development Institute
2 TLNA is …“A health check on the skills, talent & capabilities of an organisation”“The systematic gathering of data to highlight gaps in the existingskills, knowledge & behaviours of employees”The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
3 Why is TLNA important?links training & development to the business strategyenables staff to achieve personal and career goalsincreases employee engagementincreases productivity & retentionevaluates effectiveness of training & development provisionsupports effective management of resourcesdemonstrates a commitment to equality & diversity
4 Whenmajor change – changes to services, policies, restructures, (driven internally or externally)review - part of an on -going review process (individual or team)skills gaps - when learning provision has become out of step with business strategy & current practice
7 Considerations for an effective TLNA relevance – how does what we are currently doing, and what we plan to do, help meet new opportunities and challenges?alignment – will it fit with the organisation’s priorities?measurement – how will you evaluate the changes (return on investment, cost, KPI’s, staff retention)?accurate & inclusive – how will you ensure data is a true reflection of the current situation?
8 Some considerations for scoping a TLNA do you have the resources to to collect / analyse the data?make recommendations based on the data?plan and budget for the response to the LTNA?&senior level buy –in & support?
9 Types of TLNA data to consider business objectivestechnology & organisation of workemployee demographicseducation & qualificationsjob roles & responsibilitiescurrent competenceemployee status & location employee attitudes & culturedocumentationinterviewssurveysHR databasesexisting competence frameworksappraisal & performance managementportfolios
10 The outcomes as a strategy for change big picture – what does this research tell you & how can it inform business planning & budgeting?prioritisation – what is urgent & what will be the learning outcomes?learning interventions – what changes in learning & development opportunities will you recommend?staff engagement – how will this be communicated to staff & who will access those opportunities? evaluation – when will you evaluate your interventions & when will you review / undertake another TLNA?
11 Some key principles an effective TLNA should include clarity of purposecredibility of evidencecreative solutionsclear communicationclear cost/ benefit analysis
12 The role of the LR in a TLNA undertake a local TLNAcontribute to a larger TLNAencourage members to engage with TLNAsupport members to understand the consequences and opportunities resulting from a LTNA
14 TLNA & the LR role descriptors promotes the value of learning and training in the workplacesupports members in analysing their learning or training needskeeps up to date with learning opportunitiescontributes to the development of a learning organisationsupports the development and implementation of a workplace learning strategynegotiates, and supports Continuing Professional Development in the workplacepromotes access to lifelong learning
15 supports local and national policies, initiatives and campaigns which promote learning supports RCN members in planning and managing their learningdirects RCN members to information, resources and support systems that enable access to learning opportunities and resources, for example the RCN Learning Zone, Library and Information, R&D Coordinating Centrecontributes where appropriate to the organisation of learning opportunities to meet RCN members’ learning needsprovides information and advice to RCN members on learning related issuesidentifies appropriate information to use in matters related to member learning