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Workplace learning with coaching and mentoring
Workplace learning with coaching and mentoring

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1.3 What kind of training?

An important step in TNA work is the selection of delivery method(s) for the training needs that you have identified. The criteria for selection of methods are likely to include:

  • the priority and/or urgency of the learning and talent development needs
  • the organisational culture and its attitude towards learning and talent development
  • the type of occupation, level of seniority and qualifications/educational background of learners
  • the type of learning need to be met
  • any data you have about learner styles and preferences
  • any evaluation data you have of the effectiveness of previous learning and talent development interventions
  • costs and budgets available.

Options for training delivery typically include:

  • courses and classroom training
  • in-house development programmes
  • external courses and programmes, including formal qualifications
  • on-the-job training, including shadowing and observation
  • coaching and mentoring (we will explore this option in more detail later in this course).