Needs assessments are used to identify strategic priorities, define results to be accomplished, guide decisions related to appropriate actions to be taken, establish evaluation criteria for making judgments of success, and inform the continual improvement of activities within organizations. A learning needs assessment is simply a systematic process of asking questions, comparing answers, and making informed decisions about what to do next to improve human or organizational performance.
A thorough learning needs assessment is the foundation of a robust learning and organizational development program. It is the catalyst for developing awareness in both the individual and the organization. The results from the learning needs assessment are an input into the learning and organizational development strategy and plan. Therefore, an action plan comprised of the following tasks will be implemented: Set clear goals, plan, gather data, analyze data, define learning objectives & present final learning and organizational development strategy and plan.
We will be conducting assessment sessions, in-person interviews and a survey to gather input from our stakeholders.
Thank you to all you participated in a learning needs assessment session and/or completed the survey.The L&OD team hosted 58 sessions at multiple locations throughout campus.
We are currently analyzing the results from the 1,344 responses we received. As soon as we complete our analysis, we will share these results and a follow up action plan with you.
Contact us if you have any questions about the learning needs assessment sessions or the learning and organizational initiative at Tulane.