Activity and Impact Training Essay

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I. ACTIVITY TRAINING TO IMPACT TRAINING

A. Training for Activity
1. The HRD dept. is held accountable for its activity, not for its results
· There is no formal output of results so managers are left to decide weather it is beneficial or not.
2. The HRD staff is held accountable for design and delivery of training programs.
· In training for activity, trainers are held accountable for the number of programs they deliver or design.
· 80% of their time is activity so there's little time left to do needs assessment or research.
· Organizations that operate with the training for activity approach are looked at being non-productive or not working if not present in the classroom.

3. Skill Transfer from the classroom to
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To ensure that the business need can be met, some assessment of the front end of training delivery will take place. In this approach such assessment efforts are mandatory and not optional. Measurement of results is also required.

FIQURE: RESULTS FROM ACTIVITY TRAINING AND IMPACT TRAINING

TRAINING PROGRAM ¾(leads to)¾Program¾(leads to)¾Business Results Results

¨increased skill ¨improved performance ¨increased knowledge ¨improved quality of svc. ¨ increased awareness ¨increased revenue
III. STEPS LEADING TO TRAINING FOR IMPACT

Step 1: Identify Business Need.

Some business needs are problems; they are focused on the past and indicate that there is a deviation between what should be and what is. Other business needs are actually opportunities for they are looking to the future and to something that is about to happen. Training that is a strategically linked to business needs must be done more project-driven and less curriculum-based.

Step 2: Identify and Form a Collaborative Relationship with the Client

For the training effort to be successful and have results, both the learning experience and the work environment must be examined and managed in a manner that will produce the desired results. HRD professionals must seek out these clients and influence them to work
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