The key to effective people development is to ensure that it is focused upon the business need. A 'change management process' should be used to assess the need of the business and compare that with the skills of the members of the business. If a gap is identified development (training/learning) should fill that gap with the best Return on Investment (ROI) possible. This MAPP contains decisions that will ensure that you will be consistent and effective when you conduct a DNA (TNA/LNA).
A DNA – Development Needs Analysis (combined learning and training analysis) should be based firmly in business strategy. It should reflect and support the business need. That’s why it is referred to as a DNA – it analysis the very threads that make up the development process.
This MAPP is based upon the up and coming book by Tom Holden (itself a revision of “Successful Training Needs Analysis in a Week”, Hodder and Stoughton/Chartered Management Institute, 2002 selling 4000 copies worldwide).
If you are a manager, HR trainer or are project managing a staff development programme you need to be aware of the processes involved with an analysis. Ask yourself if you:
If the answer is ‘no’ to any of the above and to the many other questions you may have then this MAPP is for you.
This MAPP will provide you with:
Using the DNA MAPP will provide you with a high level of organisational focussed success in the analysis stages of a development process and an understanding of the stages within a development programme.