The Training Analyst Mini MBA

Classroom based course with study materials, lecturer support and CPD Hours included

London Training For Excellence


£3,960 inc VAT
Study method
Online, self-paced
5 days
No formal qualification
Additional info
  • Tutor is available to students

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This intensive 5 day programme starts with topics commonly found on most MBAs such as People Management, Leading Teams, Strategic Planning, Negotiating and Operational Excellence. The rest of the programme focuses on training analysis principles and techniques. All managers are faced with increasingly complex responsibilities. Business costs are constantly under pressure and the Training Department needs to be able to demonstrate a positive impact on the bottom line. The success and cost-effectiveness of any training and development initiative depends on the correct and timely analysis of training needs. Effective analysis will lead to timely and appropriate training that can then be evaluated to show the impact on the business and the return on the investment.


Module 1 - People Management

  • The importance of socio-technical management
  • Techniques for effective communication
  • Motivating for results
  • Enhancing your coaching skills
  • Empowering employees for improved performance
  • Characteristics of a successful manager

Module 2 - Leading Teams

  • Obtaining the benefits of teamwork
  • Characteristics of ineffective teams
  • Characteristics of effective teams
  • Managing conflict in a productive manner
  • Understanding team member styles
  • Creating a virtual team

Module 3 - Strategic Planning

  • Analyzing the strategic planning process
  • Achieving competitive advantage
  • Utilizing dynamic SWOT analysis
  • Focusing on vision and mission
  • The importance of contingency planning
  • Examples of strategic success and failure

Module 4 - Negotiating for Results

  • Gaining insight into the negotiating process
  • Characteristics of an effective negotiator
  • Developing negotiating strategies
  • Employing persuasive negotiation techniques
  • Achieving the benefits of effective negotiating
  • Negotiation exercises

Module 5 - Operational Excellence

  • Lessons from the best performing companies
  • Benchmarking your operation against the best
  • Creating employee commitment
  • Managing continuous improvement
  • Creating the high performance organisation

Module 6 - Introduction to training analysis

  • Program introductions and objectives
  • The five key areas of training activity –using a model
  • The four key areas of training spend – how to establish unit costs for analysis
  • Analysis of training function efficiency
  • Review

Module 7 - Training delivery and evaluation

  • How to use the 10 step process – practical group exercise
  • Business expectations compared with training results –case study
  • Analysis methods for training materials
  • Analysis methods for training delivery and for trainees – what information is useful to keep.
  • Understanding evaluation and being able to apply it –worked examples
  • Review

Module 8 - Trend analysis

  • What trends are worth analyzing? – Practical group exercise
  • In house and external training –understanding their relationship and Value
  • How to do the analysis and how to produce results –group exercise and case study – complete worked examples will be provided

Module 9 - Evaluation process

  • What would improve training effectiveness?
  • Pedagogical v agrological methods
  • Training duration
  • Incentives
  • The role and positioning of testing
  • Management accountability for training implementation
  • Competencies and the impact of evaluation
  • Should all training be subjected to evaluation?
  • Where and how to get measurement to provide outstanding results
  • Review

Module 10 - Applying analysis techniques in your work place

  • Group quiz
  • Dealing with variance and uncertainty during analysis
  • Succession planning and its effectiveness
  • What to do with poor performers
  • Back at work plans


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