HR 400 Designing, Presenting and Evaluating a Training

HR 400 Designing, Presenting and Evaluating a Training

 

Designing, Presenting and Evaluating a Training
Four Square Company is developing a training program for current employees who wish to become managers, and for people newly in management positions. As a Training and Development Specialist, your task is to develop an overall training plan for preparing managers. In addition, you will prepare a 10-15 minute presentation on the management training topic of your choice. A few suggestions are listed; you may contact your instructor for approval of a different one.
• Hiring
• Disciplinary actions
• Performance reviews
• Terminations
• Managing Conflict in the Workplace
• Leading a Meeting or Committee
• Managing Employee Complaints
• Managing Sexual Harassment Complaints
Your plan will follow the ADDIE model: Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation. More details for each section are given below. When addressing each piece, be as specific as possible, demonstrate your understanding of each relevant concept, incorporate the course material, and show how your choices are relevant to Four Square’s goals.
A complete plan will be about 10-15 pages. If your plan is less than 10 pages, then it is likely that you are not writing at the level of detail required by the project. Address each concept in depth with complete explanations supported by what we are learning in the course.
You will present 10-15 minutes of your lesson plan as a recorded screencast. Details about this presentation format will be provided in the necessary course units.
The presentation should include an evaluation of learning, for example, a quiz, list of questions to answer, or task to complete. You will share your recorded presentation via a specified discussion board and participate with your classmates by watching three (3) classmates’ presentations and completing the associated evaluation.
You are not required to do outside research for this project, but if you do include any information or material from an external source (i.e. website or book other than the course textbook), you must give credit and cite your sources using APA format. Failure to properly document your sources constitutes Academic Dishonesty and any instances of this nature will be handled according to Globe Education Network policy.
Review the rubric for details on how this assignment will be graded.

Sections for the Plan

  1. Analysis
    In the analysis phase, we closely examine the issues that will be the subject of training. This includes conducting a needs analysis, and identifying the characteristics of the learners and the learning environment. The overall objectives of the training are determined. Start your plan by briefly introducing your scenario. Then, give a detailed explanation of how you will perform your analysis. Questions that you need to answer in this section include:
    • Which specific needs assessment techniques will you use? Why?
    • How will you address each step of the needs assessment process: organizational analysis, person analysis, and task analysis?
    • What, ultimately, does the training need to achieve?
  2. Design
    In the design phase, we use what we discovered in the analysis phase to choose the best training methods, sequence of learning, and basic outline for instruction. For this section of the project, you will:

(A) Complete this design document and insert it into your paper.

Design Document
Purpose and goals of the training

Target audience

Total training time required

Method(s) of delivery

Relevant logistical details (number of participants per session, locations, etc.)

Description of trainers/designers

Resources needed

Topical outline (numbered list of topics to be covered)

(B) Within the body of your paper, answer the following:
• Give a detailed explanation for your choice of the method(s) of delivery. Explain why it will work best in your particular scenario, comparing and contrasting it to methods you do not think would work as well.

III. Development
Here we develop the instructional materials and media that will be used in the training. In other words, we picked the training methods in the design phase; now we create the training content in the development phase. You will not need to complete a full development of all materials for your course project. Instead, you will write a detailed lesson plan for your 10-15 minute presentation and accompanying method of evaluation. You may check with your instructor to see what is most appropriate.
(A) Complete this detailed lesson plan and insert it into your paper.

Detailed Lesson Plan
Lesson title

Specific learning objectives for this lesson

Prerequisites (What must learners know beforehand?)

Room arrangement

Materials and equipment needed

Evaluation (How will you test that learning occurred?)

Resources needed

Lesson Outline:
Lesson Item Description Times

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(B) Within the body of your paper, answer the following:
• How is your lesson plan consistent with learning theories, and in particular, adult learning theories?
• What specific steps will you take to create a learning environment that has the features necessary for learning to occur?
• What elements are included in the lesson that will help ensure that the training is transferred to the workplace? Explain, including transfer of training theory.

  1. Implementation
    You will present 10-15 minutes of your lesson plan as a recorded screencast. This means you will create a PowerPoint presentation and will then use a free screencast tool (i.e. Screencast-o-matic.com) to capture your presentation slides as you speak into your microphone and record your presentation. The screencast tool will create a URL for the recording, which you can then submit to your instructor for grading.
    Details about this presentation format will be provided in the necessary course units.
    Even though you will not be presenting “in person” to the class, rehearsal is necessary. Plan to practice your presentation several times. You are encouraged to ask friends and family to act as an audience.
    The presentation should include an evaluation of learning, for example, a quiz, list of questions to answer, or task to complete. You will share your recorded presentation via a specified discussion board and participate with your classmates by watching three (3) classmates’ presentations and completing the associated evaluation.
    V. Evaluation & Post Implementation
    In this phase, we determine the effectiveness of the training program and find ways to improve the training. Evaluation occurs not only after implementation of training, but after each step of the training development process. For your paper, answer these questions:
    • What conclusions can you draw from the evaluation results of your presentation?
    • What specific outcomes should the company measure to determine the training program’s effectiveness? How will you measure these outcomes? Be specific.
    • Once the training is complete, what suggestions will you give the company to ensure the working environment remains conducive to transfer of training?