If you are responsible for coordinating the training for your company or organization, consider creating an annual matrix to help you determine the priorities and timeliness of the trainings. The matrix should cover answers to the following questions:
- Who? Who do you want to train?
- What? What will you be training? How will the trainings vary from executives to middle managers to field staff?
- Priority? Who needs to be trained first? second? third? etc? Which order strengthens the program as a whole?
- Length? How long will each course be? Every Tuesday for 2 hours or a complete weekend immersion?
- Time? How much is needed for each learner level? Will some require more than others to create the desired organizational change?
- Cost? What will be the cost per learner?
- Total cost?
- Trainer fee?
- Supplies cost?
- Other costs? Is there a facility cost? a food break cost? travel for trainer cost?
- Total training course cost?
Create one of these for each of your training courses and a cumulative one for all of your trainings and you’ll have a clear strategy for your annual training strategy.
CITE: Kagan, L. (2007). Dynamic Trainer! San Clemente. CA. Kagan Publishing Company