What are Training Outlines? How do you create them?


Training outlines are designed to help trainers organize their training to make sure they have properly outlined the objectives, modalities, methodologies feedback and end results they want to achieve from the training effort. Your training outlines can also help you figure out the all the resources including trainers, rooms, schedules or rotation and other systems you need to assemble to ensure you have a successful training session.

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When employees are not performing their jobs up to par, managers and supervisors start to search for solutions to correct the problem. One conclusion managers and supervisors can come to when employees are having a performance problem is that some sort of training can correct the problem. Managers and supervisors assume that offering training to the employees can help them learn the skills and acquire the knowledge they need to perform their daily job functions more efficiently and effectively.

In some cases, training can be the answer. It depends on what the performance problem is. In other cases, it is going to take more than having employees attend some training to correct the underlying issue or root cause of the problem. Bottomline is when training needs to occur, the discussion of what to do to document and track that training needs to be had.

However before any meaningful training can occur, you need a training outline. To create training outlines, you will need to figure out: training objectives, modalities, methodology, feedback, and end results.

Objectives: Why do we need the training? What problem are we going to solve by providing training?

Modalities: How do we actually pull this off? How many trainers do we need? Which rooms do we need to reserve? Do we get an online training systemso we can save time and money and frustration? Do we need to arrange transportation?

Methodology: For methodology, you want to see how you will deal with distributing your training. If you have a dispersed workforce, can you afford in-person training? If you are onboarding 20 or so a week, can you rely on face-to-face in-person, in-class training? Shouldn’t you instead be looking at web-based training as an option to deliver and track your training?

Feedback: We can’t say enough about Feedback. What you don’t measure, you can’t improve. You can give training for the sake of checking some fancy boxes. But if you really want to affect change, then you need to track and measure results. Feedback is actively seeking input from your audience after the training. See what you can improve, delete, or change by actually engaging with your audience.

End Results: How do you know when you have achieved your results? Can you tell when you have met your objectives? Use a combination of assessments, surveys, and even personal feedback gathering to learn valuable insights into what works.

Some recommended next steps:

  1. Check out free training resources here. While we know many DIYers can figure out how to develop training outlines and other requirements, feel free to contact us if you need additional help. We pride ourselves in our deep persistent support.
  1. Get a free trial account of eLeaP Training System: Create a trial account and see how easy it is to get reports of your training efforts. You can easily share your training reports with members of your team or even provide access for superiors to view these reports online. eLeaP training reports will answer all the questions about who, what, where, how?
  1. Upload training materials including external training courses, seminars and more. Since you have one interface to document all these training materials, it is easy to manage the increasing amount of documentation and information resulting from the training requirements of companies.
  1. Of course, if your training efforts are entirely offline or in person and you need to manually document those efforts, then you might still need the old-fashioned paper and pen/pencil approach or even manually collecting documentation in an Excel report. While these methods work for some organizations, we must recommend against only relying on these as many disasters have easily wiped out such records. Consider using an online training management system like eLeaP to help you organize this process.
  1. Get the free Whitepaper: Using the Kirkpatrick Model & eLeaP to Assess Training Effectiveness.

Contact eLeaP to discuss any of these choices or even custom requirements you might have. We try to be as flexible as possible. You can also get your free trial account (no credit card needed). Call us 1-877-624-7226 or email help@eleapsoftware.com