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Training Matrix ~ 2013-1109


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:

  1. Who? Who do you want to train?
  2. What? What will you be training? How will the trainings vary from executives to middle managers to field staff?
  3. Priority? Who needs to be trained first? second? third? etc? Which order strengthens the program as a whole?
  4. Length? How long will each course be? Every Tuesday for 2 hours or a complete weekend immersion?
  5. Time? How much is needed for each learner level? Will some require more than others to create the desired organizational change?
  6. Cost? What will be the cost per learner?
  7. Total cost?
  8. Trainer fee?
  9. Supplies cost?
  10. Other costs? Is there a facility cost? a food break cost? travel for trainer cost?
  11. 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


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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