3.1 Intent of Table-Top Training Program Design.
Developing training using a systematic approach involves five phases: analysis, design, development, implementation, and
evaluation. In the analysis phase, training needs are determined. When training is selected as part of the solution, the analysis phase creates the data that serves as the foundation for the systematic development or revision of training programs. This data is obtained from three sources: job needs, learner needs, and organizational needs. Effective analysis is a cost benefit by saving more than it costs through ensuring that training resources are spent where they are most needed. Table-Top Training Program Design will help your facility conduct analysis and the entire design phase of a systematic approach to training for a job position/program. Your facility should have already developed a valid task list and selected which tasks require formal training for the job position. The team will use that list of tasks selected for training as the basis for analyzing and designing the training program content. The process used in TTTD is based on analyzing content while simultaneously designing the training/qualification program. This process has proven to require much less time than traditional task analysis methods -- in fact saving hundreds of hours -- with valid results.
3.2 Who is Involved.
During the process, a coordinator makes the necessary arrangements and one or two facilitators guide a team of job incumbents, subject matter experts (including an immediate supervisor and a safety analyst), and instructional technologists (who will be responsible for developing the subsequent training program) through the process.
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This Handbook establishes the guidance necessary to conduct table-top training program design. An overview of content analysis and program design is provided and is followed by the table-top training program design method, which is
explained in detail. Appendices include facilitator and coordinator guides to provide further information and examples of table-top design.
1.2 TTTD is One Method.
TTTD is not the only method of task/content analysis and design; however, when conducted properly TTTD can be a cost effective, efficient, and self-validating method of determining content and training program design based on defined job requirements.