Makcik Wiki says: TNA is the process of identifying the gap between employee training and needs of training. Training needs analysis is the first stage in the training process and involves a procedure to determine whether training will indeed address the problem which has been identified.
Training can be described as “the acquisition of skills, concepts or attitudes that result in improved performance within the job environment”.
Training needs analysis looks at each aspect of an operational domain so that the initial skills, concepts and attitudes of the human elements of a system can be effectively identified and appropriate training can be specified.
Training needs analysis is most often used as part of the system development process. Due to the close tie between the design of the system and the training required, in most cases it runs alongside the development to capture the training requirements.
In other words to put it in plain, simple language: before designing a course outline, consultants have to identify what is lacking in the performance of a particular group of participants and what are the skills organisers or participants wish to acquire by attending the particular course.
It is the duty of consultants to then, identify the learning objectives and more importantly the learning outcomes to make it an impactful training, coaching or courses.
show time! - to deliver the course outline to clients on a silver platter to see if it meets their needs precisely.
work out the details, go go go.....