Our business and training needs analysis approach will vary from client to client, but will usually include the following;
- Discussion meetings with managers, stakeholders and training staff
- Training needs analysis research with the target group to be trained
- Recommendations for and/or use of an appropriate psychometric tool
- Evaluation and analysis of research findings
- Operational competencies and objectives identified and translated into a training context
- Interviews with target group to be trained
- Development of a highly tailored training solution
- Practical implementation
- Post training review and strategic evaluation in order to quantify the success of any training initiatives.
Applied Learning’s expert training consultants will take care of all the research and development of the business and training needs analysis and will ensure that all results and information are presented back to the client. Many of our clients utilise our services as an extension of their existing training function.
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Applied Learning has a number of guiding principles when it comes to designing and delivering bespoke training whether it be a financial product, leadership, coaching or a fully integrated people management skills programme. These include:
- Know Your Client
We listen, we design, we deliver, we evaluate and we measure the impact made. We aim to understand your business model, products and your own internal and external client base. We gather this from your publicly available material and anything you share with us.
We will work with you to embed your own competencies or work with you to do a training needs analysis and/or suggest best practice.
- Programmes should have a practical, not theoretical, focus
Our training has a strong emphasis on application and practicality. We use expert consultants who are experienced trainers and predominantly ex-practitioners who have first-hand knowledge of the markets and understand the business pressures.
We deliver robust and practical courses which are not too theoretical, and not too academic. We combine the right mix of theory with experiences, relevant models, best practices as well as the latest scientific and/or financial research to ensure the focus is always on relevance and impact.
- Grounded in the “day job”
By this we mean we use real situations and everyday challenges as a vehicle for sustainable learning.
- Challenging, supportive and engaging
In order to create a positive learning environment, Applied Learning’s facilitators are skilled at creating challenging yet supportive environments where participants feel comfortable both sharing issues, giving supportive feedback and challenging each other. The informality of the learning environment helps to develop a sense of trust and shared learning amongst participants.