Essay on Systems Approach to Training

1784 Words Sep 24th, 2012 8 Pages
Systems Approach to Training

Basic concept
1. I am recommending that we put in place a tried & tested model called Systems Approach to Training (SAT) or Instructional System Design (ISD). Although there are many different approaches defined, the Systems Approach to Training has been the most successful, and is widely adopted by many commercial companies, public institutions and social enterprises in Australia, US, Japan, Singapore and Taiwan. It is a system highly recommended after consultation with Prof Trevor Parmenter of University of Sydney, Centre for Disability Studies [my alma-mater]. Motorola, the Civil Service College and Armed Forces are some good examples of successful adoption of this training model.
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11. Identify performance discrepancies & set training objectives:
a. Define the required level of performance
b. Determine present level of performance
c. Determine the performance gaps/discrepancies
d. Determine how to bridge the gaps - Set Training Objectives
12. Define Training Objectives
Training objectives leads the design of training. As resources are always limited, clear Training Objectives helps focus specifically on the prioritized needs, and provide guidelines much needed for developing the training program.
Training objectives also tell the client what is expected of him at the end of the training program.
13. Designing & developing the Training
The next step is to devise a Training Package to fulfill the Training Objectives [while staying within budget], which would include Training methodology, Training Content, training materials, equipments & trainer resources etc.
14. This is where the training regime, which includes content, methodology, programming, training materials, equipments, other resources and trainers etc is determined, to fulfill the training objectives. It is basically the development of actual modalities and methods to execute the training & present the instructional content to learners :
15. Training in the context of Vocational rehabilitation
a. An

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