The Before Training Phase

Participants’ Assessment

SATE team of trainers, educators, and partners are required to carry out analysis for a target segment of potential participants while taking into account the geographic location and the hosting work environment. Such a step is crucial to assess what skills and knowledge potential participants need to excel in their job responsibilities and to identify gaps in their existing knowledge and skill sets.

One of the methods that SATE applies in order to attain these goals is through the dissemination of self-assessment and survey forms to identify the skills that potential participants currently possess, and the knowledge and training gaps they want to plug in.

The insights gained from the training needs assessment is used by SATE team to design face-to-face,virtual and e-Learning courses with relevant content that helps learners perform well in their jobs.

Setting Expectations

Identifying the purposes of training and learning objectives is essential at this stage of SATE working plan.This would enable SATE from ensuring that all its team members work towards a common goal, and focus their efforts to achieve the highest objectives. This would also help setting the audience expectations; where participants know what the training will be on and what learning outcomes they can expect.

Aligning SATE Goals With the Learning Outcomes

At this stage of SATE learning strategy, the leadership team work on aligning the learning outcomes with SATE goals in order to establish a clear association between SATE goals and the skills learners will learn and develop by the time they complete the course. This also requires SATE to facilitate the learning process for its team members and create opportunities for them to apply the knowledge.