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1 Evaluative Report and Project Plan Assignment 20% 19-Mar-2018 11-Apr-2018
2 Needs Assessment Report Assignment 30% 23-Apr-2018 15-May-2018
3 Training Program Design Assignment 50% 21-May-2018 13-Jun-2018
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Assessment item 1
Evaluative Report and Project Plan
Value: 20%
Due date: 19-Mar-2018
Return date: 11-Apr-2018
Length: 1400 +/10%
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Training is driven by workplace needs. Noe and Winkler (2012) identify 10 forces that may influence working and learning.
They are:
• Sustainability
• Globalisation
• Increased value placed on intangible assets and human capital
• Focus on link to organisational strategy
• Attracting and retaining talent
• Customer service and quality emphasis
• Changing demographics and diversity of the workforce
• Technology
• High performance models of work systems
• Economic changes
Based on your reading of chapters 1 and 2 of the textbook, which one (1) of the above 10 forces do you consider to be the most significant in your current workplace and why? Additional references are not required for this task. Your analysis should be based on Chapters 1 and 2 only and your own critical thought.
Then using the insight gained from this review select a general area that you wish to focus on for the development of a training and/or development program. This can be broad; for example, developing management leadership skills, improving excel skills in the accounting group, or improve team work skills for process area. This will be refined after the training needs analysis in Assessment 2.
Explain why you chose this area given your research.
Then using the Training Design Process on page 7 of your text book develop a basic, but detailed, project plan on how you would go about developing and evaluating this process. The next two assessments will be using this plan to develop the program. I will provide a template for your basic project plan in the Resources plage of the 12 site.

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