Any appraisal of your own training requirements needs to balance the support you need to help you meet your work objectives, your ambitions and interests, and the development opportunities your organisation can offer.
It is important that both you and your line manager are realistic so that neither of you have expectations that are too high.
Personal development plan
The outcome of Training Needs Analysis at an individual level should be a personal development plan which outlines you personal learning objectives and links them to your agreed work objectives. The link takes you to the personal development plan we have developed as part of our Training Needs Analysis toolkit.
Personal development plans tend to address the following questions.
- *What do you want to get from your work?
*What are your strengths?
*What areas would you like to improve?
*Where would you like more responsibility?
*What is preventing you from developing as you would like?
*Which interests or talents would you like to develop?
*How do you like to learn?
*What skills or experience would allow you to feel more confident at work?