Introduction to the Training Plan Template:

"If you were given the choice between two different pilots; one was trained, the other not... which one would you choose?" Architecture

All companies need an annual, company-wide training plan template. It should be a vital part of a company's long-term investment and growth strategy.

Research shows that companies who invest in training, enjoy a 24% higher profit margin compared with companies that don’t.

Having a training plan template will improve production and generate efficiencies. It will cut costs, reduce mistakes, build confidence in the workforce, and create a better working environment.

A lot rides on training, so it’s important to get it right. 

Because training must address all the problems in the organization whilst also supporting its business goals, it needs to be a meticulously planned activity for it to be effective.

So, preparing a training plan template, which addresses the workforce weaknesses and aligns with company goals, is a lengthy, detailed process

The United Nations and NHS both have great examples of how to do it. The NHS use two interesting layouts; a table format and a written document format.

We, at Process Street, have taken these examples and formulated our own comprehensive training plan template.

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Enter checklist details

Fill in the checklist details in the fields below

Enter training plan details

Fill in the training plan details in the fields below. 

Understand Business Needs:

Determine training leads for each department

This task should show a member's field for each department in your business.

Using this field, you can assign a training lead to each department

Read this to add more member fields, as needed, to represent your company's departments.

Assign tasks to training leads

Assign the below tasks to each department training lead so they can provide feedback on the training they have carried out for their department. 

Assign the following tasks to the specified training leads:

Task 15 - Accounting training lead 

Task 16 - IT training lead 

Task 17 - Marketing training lead 

Task 18 - Sales training lead 

Task 19 - Product training lead 

Complete a business needs assessment

Run this business needs assessment to determine what training the organization needs to focus on. 

Enter five business-critical training needs

Provide a short overview of the five business-critical training needs in the form field below.
Provide more detail on each business-critical training need in the following form fields.
Business-critical training need 1
Business-critical training need 2
Business-critical training need 3
Business-critical training need 4
Business-critical training need 5

Enter five general training needs

Provide a short overview of the five general training needs in the form field below.
Provide more detail on each general training need in the following form fields.

General training need 1

General training need 2

General training need 3

General training need 4

General training need 5

Read proposed training solutions

Review the company's business-critical and general training needs to get approval from all training leads.  

Overview of business-critical training

Business-critical training need 1: {{form.Describe_business-critical_training_need_1}}

Training solution: {{form.Enter_the_training_solution_for_business-critical_need_1}}

Performance/success metric: {{form.Enter_the_performance/success_metric_goal_for_business-critical_need_1}}

Training budget: {{form.Enter_the_training_budget_for_business-critical_need_1}}

Training deadline: {{form.Select_the_training_completion_deadline_for_business-critical_need_1}}

Business-critical training need 2: {{form.Describe_business-critical_training_need_2}}

Training solution: {{form.Enter_the_training_solution_for_business-critical_need_2}}

Performance/success metric: {{form.Enter_the_performance/success_metric_goal_for_business-critical_need_2}}

Training budget: {{form.Enter_the_training_budget_for_business-critical_need_2}}

Training deadline: {{form.Select_the_training_completion_deadline_for_business-critical_need_2}}

Business-critical training need 3: {{form.Describe_business-critical_training_need_3}}

Training solution: {{form.Enter_the_training_solution_for_business-critical_need_3}}

Performance/success metric: {{form.Enter_the_performance/success_metric_goal_for_business-critical_need_3}}

Training budget: {{form.Enter_the_training_budget_for_business-critical_need_3}}

Training deadline: {{form.Select_the_training_completion_deadline_for_business-critical_need_3}}

Business-critical training need 4: {{form.Describe_business-critical_training_need_4}}

Training solution: {{form.Enter_the_training_solution_for_business-critical_need_4}}

Performance/success metric: {{form.Enter_the_performance/success_metric_goal_for_business-critical_need_4}}

Training budget: {{form.Enter_the_training_budget_for_business-critical_need_4}}

Training deadline: {{form.Select_the_training_completion_deadline_for_business-critical_need_4}}


Business-critical training need 5: {{form.Describe_business-critical_training_need_5}}

Training solution: {{form.Enter_the_training_solution_for_business-critical_need_5}}

Performance/success metric: {{form.Enter_the_performance/success_metric_goal_for_business-critical_need_5}}

Training budget: {{form.Enter_the_training_budget_for_business-critical_need_5}}

Training deadline: {{form.Select_the_training_completion_deadline_for_business-critical_need_5_2}}

Overview of general training

General training need 1: {{form.Describe_general_training_need_1}}

Training solution: {{form.Enter_the_training_solution_for_need_1}}

Performance/success metric:  {{form.Enter_the_performance/success_metric_goal_for_need_1}}

Training budget: {{form.Enter_the_training_budget_for_need_1}}

Training deadline: {{form.Select_the_training_completion_deadline_for_need_1}}


General training need 2: {{form.Describe_general_training_need_2}}

Training solution: {{form.Enter_the_training_solution_for_need_2}}

Performance/success metric: {{form.Enter_the_performance/success_metric_goal_for_need_2}}

Training budget: {{form.Enter_the_training_budget_for_need_2}}

Training deadline: {{form.Select_the_training_completion_deadline_for_need_2}}


General training need 3: {{form.Describe_general_training_need_3}}

Training solution: {{form.Enter_the_training_solution_for_need_3}}

Performance/success metric: {{form.Enter_the_performance/success_metric_goal_for_need_3}}

Training budget: {{form.Enter_the_training_budget_for_need_3}}

Training deadline: {{form.Select_the_training_completion_deadline_for_need_3}}


General training need 4: {{form.Describe_general_training_need_4}}

Training solution: {{form.Enter_the_training_solution_for_need_4}}

Performance/success metric: {{form.Enter_the_performance/success_metric_goal_for_need_4}}

Training budget: {{form.Enter_the_training_budget_for_need_4}}

Training deadline: {{form.Select_the_training_completion_deadline_for_need_4}}


General training need 5: {{form.Describe_general_training_need_5}}

Training solution: {{form.Enter_the_training_solution_for_need_5}}

Performance/success metric: {{form.Enter_the_performance/success_metric_goal_for_need_5}}

Training budget:  {{form.Enter_the_training_budget_for_need_5}}

Training deadline:  {{form.Select_the_training_completion_deadline_for_need_5}}

Approval: proposed training solutions

Will be submitted for approval:
  • Read proposed training solutions
    Will be submitted

Draft training plan procedures

Based on the information gathered, create and upload a training plan procedure document

Email training leads the procedures so they can begin

Email the training plan procedure to all training leads.

Measure Performance and Outcomes:

Gather accounting training feedback

THE ACCOUNTING TRAINING LEAD SHOULD COMPLETE THIS TASK. 

Answer the following questions to provide feedback on the training your department did. 

Gather IT training feedback

THE IT TRAINING LEAD SHOULD COMPLETE THIS TASK. 

Answer the following questions to provide feedback on the training your department did. 

Gather marketing training feedback

THE MARKETING TRAINING LEAD SHOULD COMPLETE THIS TASK. 

Answer the following questions to provide feedback on the training your department did. 

Gather sales training feedback

THE SALES TRAINING LEAD SHOULD COMPLETE THIS TASK. 

Answer the following questions to provide feedback on the training your department did. 

Gather product training feedback

THE PRODUCT TRAINING LEAD SHOULD COMPLETE THIS TASK. 

Answer the following questions to provide feedback on the training your department did. 

Continually Review the Training Plan:

Review feedback from training

Review the feedback that each department has given on the training they did. 

Accounting department training feedback
{{form.Please_provide_feedback_on_the_training_carried_out_by_the_Accounting_department}}

IT department training feedback
{{form.Please_provide_feedback_on_the_training_carried_out_by_the_IT_department}}

Marketing department training feedback
{{form.Please_provide_feedback_on_the_training_carried_out_by_the_Marketing_department}}

Sales department training feedback
{{form.Please_provide_feedback_on_the_training_carried_out_by_the_Sales_department}}

Product department training feedback
{{form.Please_provide_feedback_on_the_training_carried_out_by_the_Product_department}}

Conduct a quarterly review

It's important to review the training plan on a regular basis to ensure the training is still relevant to the business needs. 

You can either select the review date in the field below, or you can use the dynamic due dates feature to automatically set a date.

Find out more about setting dynamic due dates here

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