GMA SHRM HR Roundtable

Why do Companies use Training Needs Assessments and do They Really Work?

Wednesday, September 7, 2011
M3 Insurance

Facilitated by: Laura Ingalls, SPHR, Career Momentum 

Presentation Description


7:30 am




Location & Directions

3113 West Beltline Highway
Madison, WI 53713-2830

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Fees & Registration

Roundtables are smaller and less formal meetings for GMA SHRM members only.

Advance registration is required. Number of participants capped at 20.

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Presentation Description

Talent Management concentrates on the alignment of human capital with the business strategy. It touches all of the people processes: recruitment, selection, on-boarding, performance management, career development and succession planning. Companies that are focused on long-term growth understand the need to maximize their training dollars. Maximization does not necessarily mean a “one-size fits all training solution.” Training needs assessments can assist an organization in measuring innate factors such as intellectual ability, motivators, interests and personality. Learned factors can be measured through evaluation of past critical experiences, targeted skill assessments and structured interviews. 
In this HR Roundtable discussion we will explore the basics of assessment tools and engage in a discussion about the types of assessments that are available, best practices, outcomes and how successful the results have been.

Learning objectives/outcomes for this session:

1. Participants will have a clearer understanding of how assessments can increase an employee’s current capabilities and overall job effectiveness.
2. Will gain knowledge of the assessment products that have been used by other companies and how successful these assessments have been in meeting the company’s objectives.
3. Will learn how training needs assessments support the strategic HR vision.


Laura Ingalls, SPHR, Career Momentum



For more information contact:

GMA SHRM Management Team
2830 Agriculture Dr.
Madison, WI 53718
(608) 204-9814
fax (608) 204-9818

Program Schedule subject to change.