Steps in Designing a Training Programme
Training is one of the planned activities to transfer or modify knowledge, skills and attitude. Every training programme must address certain vital issues listed below.
Training department has to determine the candidates for whom the training should be imparted. In other words it should identify whether it is needed for operational level employees or supervisory level employees or executive level.
A person who is learning and practising the skills of particular job is called trainee. Trainees should be selected on the basis of self-interest and recommendation by the supervisor or by the human resource department itself.
Trainer is a person who teaches skills to employee and prepare them for a job activity. Trainers may be supervisor, coworkers, HR staffs, specialists in the other parts of the company, outside consultants, industry association,faculty members of Educational Institutions like University etc. The trainers is otherwise called Instructor, Coach, Teacher, Mentor, Adviser, Counsellor, Guide, Guru, Manager, Handler, Tutor and Educator etc,.
Training segment should decide the appropriate method of training among the various methods of training available.
Training department should decide the level of training to be imparted to the employees. Usually introductory training is given to new recruit to sensitize item to various aspects of the work. Middle level employees are given skill development training while higher level training is given for enhancing the functional efficiency of executives.
The venue of training and duration of training should be fixed based on the availability of other related factors.