9780787982720

A Practical Guide to Needs Assessment

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  • ISBN13:

    9780787982720

  • ISBN10:

    0787982725

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/16/2007
  • Publisher: Pfeiffer & Co
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Summary

This thoroughly revised edition of the best-selling resource A Practical Guide to Needs Assessment offers a practical and comprehensive guide for practitioners who are responsible for Introducing a training program Creating adult education programs Assessing the development needs of a workforce Improving individual, group, organization or interorganizational performance in the workplace Implementing community, national, or international development interventions Designed as a resource for practitioners, this book is filled with how-to information, tips, and case studies. It shows how to use data-based needs assessments to frame people-related problems and performance, improvement opportunities to obtain support from those who are affected by the changes, make effective decision, and increase efficiency.

Author Biography

Kavita Gupta has developed training programs for corporations and conducted workshops for several New England universities.

Catherine M. (Cathy) Sleezer, Ph.D., is the manager of learning and organization development at Baker Hughes-Centrilift.

Darlene F. Russ-Eft, Ph.D., is an associate professor of Adult Education at the College of Education at Oregon State University.

Table of Contents

List of Figuresp. ix
List of Toolkit Forms on CD-ROMp. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
Fundamentals of Needs Assessment
Overview of Needs Assessmentp. 13
Ideas and Models That Guide Practicep. 29
Strategies for Collecting and Analyzing Datap. 43
Getting Down to Brass Tacks
Knowledge and Skills Assessmentp. 77
Job and Task Analysisp. 105
Competency-Based Needs Assessmentp. 131
Strategic Needs Assessmentp. 157
Managing A Needs Assessment
Writing Proposals and Reportsp. 189
Ethical Issuesp. 213
Answers to Frequently Asked Questionsp. 227
Needs Assessment Toolkit
Toolkit Formsp. 241
Glossaryp. 305
Referencesp. 315
Indexp. 323
About the Authorsp. 333
How to Use the CD-ROMp. 335
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