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Training Program Development

Knowledge of and the ability to design and develop training programs and documents based on a training needs analysis.

Behavior Statements

Proficiency Level 1 - Basic understanding

Explains the basic concepts of course or program development.

Describes the key responsibilities and activities of a training developer.

Lists major types of delivery alternatives.

Identifies basic program development tools and approaches.

Proficiency Level 2 - Working experience

Assists with the design and development of programs focused on technical content.

Performs needs analyses and develops learning objectives.

Assists in developing lesson plans and user guides for simple course modules.

Supports the administration of training materials and development programs.

Installs applications for adult learning principles to program development.

Proficiency Level 3 - Extensive experience

Shares lessons learned from design and development on multiple technical training programs.

Defines key learning objectives for a variety of programs, courses and modules.

Evaluates the benefits and drawbacks of alternative delivery vehicles and makes recommendations.

Designs and develops users' guides for complex applications.

Incorporates the principles of adult learning into the design and development of a lesson plan.

Develops lesson plans for programs that have multiple learning objectives.

Proficiency Level 4 - Subject matter depth and breadth

Leads the design and development of a full curriculum of programs.

Plays a leadership role in conducting needs analysis for wide-impact training.

Leads the development and implementation of multiple training evaluation tools and techniques.

Develops overall course evaluation tools and techniques during program development.

Predicts industry trends and monitors the marketplace for training innovations and experiences.

Coaches team leaders on training lifecycle methodology and effective uses of tools and techniques.

Interview Questions

  • What kinds of difficulties did you encounter when developing lesson plans for programs with multiple learning objectives?
  • After delegating a task or project, how do you monitor the employee effectively?
  • Tell me about your previous experience with the design and development of training programs.
  • Describe the benefits and drawbacks of alternative delivery vehicles you have used in your previous position(s).
  • How did you incorporate adult learning methods into training program development?

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