Sentinel can carry out an objective skills assessment on your organisation and team to ensure you are focussing your investment on the right priority needs.
Training can be expensive – both in terms of time and cost. Our clients want to ensure that they are focussing on skills training that will generate the greatest return on finite resources and so getting clarity on priority needs is essential.
Sentinel can help you get to those needs; our intensive needs assessment process is a systematic but flexible approach for identifying general and specific role competencies and addressing the skill gaps between where your team currently are and where you want them to be; either to correct an immediate deficiency or to ‘raise the bar’ and stretch them further.
We use our findings to clarify the priorities and identify appropriate and feasible interventions or solutions.
Our needs assessment process includes all or some of the following elements;
The process need not be onerous or disruptive and can be adapted to your particular situation. We recognise that external involvement can sometimes unsettle an organisation, but we handle the process in a skilled, inclusive and open way that encourages support for change and minimises internal time involved. Although a process, it is flexible to reflect our client’s particular needs. We build on any existing ‘knowns’ and take a pragmatic approach getting to the needs, allowing the management team’s instinct to be a valid input.
From a management point of view, the outputs can give deep and meaningful insight that can help give direction to an organisation’s skill needs for years to come as well ensuring that you are getting the greatest return on any investment made as the training design will respond to the need. It validates and/or augments the needs for training and establishes a foundation for post training evaluations to measure success. Finally, it can help identify any non-training issues that may be influencing performance.