Conducting a Learning Needs Analysis (LNA)


Learning / training needs analysis is the essential first step in the learning and development cycle.

The aim of this workshop is to provide you with the tools and techniques to conduct an effective LNA

Who should attend?

Any manager, HR / learning and development professional or member of staff who would like to who would like to conduct an effective learning needs analysis within their organisation


By the end of this course you will be able to:

• Describe where learning needs analysis sits within the learning and development cycle
• Identify different methods, tools and instruments for conducting LNAs, when and how to use them
• Select the best methods for briefing participants and managing expectations
• Successful analyse the results of LNA and make effective decisions on the subsequent interventions

Course Overview:

• Why undertake a training/learning needs analysis
• LNA and its place in the learning and development cycle
• The different levels of LNAs
• Methods, tools and instruments for conducting LNAs
• Briefing participants and managing expectations
• Analysis of  results
• Strategies for learning interventions
• Action planning

Style of the Course:

The course is highly active and participative. During the workshop participants undertake activities, exercises and discussions to help them put what they learn into practice

Course Length:

One Day Workshop 09.00 to 17.00 with an hour for lunch

We can run this course for you in-company at favourable rates for 4 or more people. Please contact us on 01628 526535 or email us

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