Needs Assessment

The needs assessment serves as the foundation of a successful training initiative. The needs assessment helps understand what needs to be addressed in the training program to ensure that the solution matches the need.


Using your module’s readings and Internet research, create a 3- to 5-page paper and respond to the following points:

  • List different methods used in a needs assessment.
  • Provide the pros and cons of the survey method.
Assignment 2 Grading Criteria

Maximum Points

  1. Analyzed the appropriateness of the needs assessment:
    1. Included all steps required for a needs assessment.
    2. Identified various methods used to conduct a needs assessment.
    3. Presented pros and cons of one method.


Included all citations in APA format.


Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.




I started…

Needs assessment generally refers to the process of systematically investigating an organization so as to determine its current knowledge, abilities and also the approaches which can be used to focus on the needs assessment process. Needs assessment focuses on examining the current things and how they should be so as to fill a gap in services, for example, it can focus on how to establish training so as to address a specific need. The main use for a needs assessment is typically to determine if there is a need and if so what type of resources and topics that need to be addressed to get things back in order.

There are basis needs to begin a needs assessment process which includes, asking questions to see what the needs maybe, comparing the feedback of all the needs and making informed decisions on how to improve the organization based on the given needs. To begin an effective training program an organization must begin with a needs assessment. Focus on what areas need improving and making decisions on how the organization can improve those areas with training.


Pros and Cons of surveys