How to Conduct a Needs Analysis: The Basics

Dr. Warren Chalklen, Education Innovator

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14 Lessons (1h 2m)
    • 1. NA Introduction

    • 2. NA Six points to remember

    • 3. Demo Conduct a Skills Audit copy

    • 4. NA Step 1 Identify Performance Needs and Gaps

    • 5. NA Step 1 Organize the data

    • 6. NA Step 1 Surveillance Overview

    • 7. NA Step 1 Write the memo

    • 8. NA Step 2 Data sources and methods

    • 9. NA Step 2 Interviews

    • 10. NA Step 2 Intro to demo lectures

    • 11. Na Step 3 Analysis

    • 12. NA Step 3 Design Training

    • 13. NA Step 4 Report

    • 14. Step 2 Investigation overview


About This Class


** ACCORDING TO DYNAMIC WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS: "Conducting a needs analysis is a critical activity for the training and development of employees and/or clients. Whether you are a human resource generalist or a training specialist, you should be adept at performing a training needs analysis."

** SPECIAL FREE BONUS** NEEDS ANALYSIS WORKBOOK INCLUDED. In order to further improve the student experience, there is a free download of an Excel workbook packed with activities and ready to use models. This helps ensure everything is even easier to understand & even more fun and engaging! **

Are you ready to identify and remedy inefficiency gaps and improve the knowledge base in your organization?

In this course, you will learn a four step process to analyze an organization's personnel performance, test production efficiency, conduct a skills audit and execute a training program with razor sharp precision. This course covers important topics such as organizational surveillance, investigation, analysis and report writing. You will learn or remind yourself of these concepts that will help make you more successful!

The contents of this course are all based on my work experience as a Policy Analyst in The Office of the Presidency of South Africa, founder of Grow2Lead, a leadership and non-profit organization in South Africa and a Data Associate for a leading Education nonprofit in New York City. I received a PhD from Texas A&M University and a Master's degree in Public Administration from the Bush School of Government. This course ties together both my theoretical knowledge and practical experience in a dynamic, practical and applicable way.


Students of this course will enjoy learning from an instructor who is committed to practical application, passionate about supporting students through additional resources and continually updating this course with the latest tools. 

This course will result in you being able to conduct a Basic Needs Analysis by the end.

What are the requirements?

  • Come ready to learn :)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Join a global community of students!

  • Superb reviews!

  • Identify and rectify your organizational inefficiencies!

  • Design a powerful training program to improve your organization's knowledge base!

Who is the target audience?

  • Managers or Program Evaluators interested in improving organizational performance.