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Planning Training ~ 2013-1107


Training planning is the thoughtful analysis of the purpose and desired outcomes of your training presentations. Ask yourself where do you the learners to be at the end of the training then create a training journey to get them there. What is the depth of the training? Are you providing an overview or do you want learners to develop a new skill based on a transfer of new knowledge or are you trying to assist with deep organizational change? The answers to these questions will determine the amount of time you spend on training content vs. skill development vs. knowledge transfer vs. concept institutionalization.

Percentage cycles based on time:

  • If the goal of the class is to create an awareness of a new training topic, spend 80% of class time on content and 20% on processing and practice.
  • If you want the learners to develop a new skill, the class time should be divided 50% on content presentation and 50% on processing and practice.
  • If the goal of the training is transfer of knowledge, the class time should divided 30% on content and 70% on processing and practice.
  • If the goal of the training is company institutionalization or integration of concepts of skills throughout the organization, class time should be divided 20% content and 80% on processing and practice.

CITE: Kagan, L. (2007). Dynamic Trainer! San Clemente. CA. Kagan Publishing Company



Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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