Planning for a Training Session
South University Online
May 9, 202
Planning for a Training Session
Planning refers to looking ahead and developing strategies to achieve desired goals and objectives, facilitate actions, and solve issues. It is an activity carried out systematically to determine when, how, and who is supposed to perform particular tasks. For example, planning for Walmart’s training session will consider the company’s available physical and human resources to coordinate and execute the training session effectively.
Statement of Need
Walmart Inc is a retailer operating supermarkets, grocery stores, discount and department stores, neighborhood markets, and hypermarkets (Khabibullaev, 2022, p. 281-292). The organization’s stores provide consumables and grocery, wellness and health, entertainment and office, technology, and apparel at low prices to improve the living standards of its consumers. The company markets its products under different licensed brands and private labels, including Parent’s Choice, George, Equate, and Wonder Nation. Additionally, it merchandises its products through various e-commerce portals in Africa, the US, China, Canada, and Central America. Walmart has discovered that its markets are becoming increasingly competitive; therefore, it seeks to provide a training sessions to its employees to equip them with the required tools and language for managing business operations successfully to help the company remain competitive.
According to Veile et al. (2019), businesses depend on their employees to develop and implement procedures and practices supporting the business goals. Competitors tend to imitate the product offering and strategies, but they cannot replicate their human resources. Therefore, training employees to equip them with knowledge can help any organization set itself apart from its competitors. The training session will help Walmart obtain a competitive edge that competitors will not imitate easily. Proper training session planning will help the organization achieve the training objectives and overcome uncertainties.
Objectives of Planning the Training Session
Businesses must improve their game to remain relevant and competitive in the overly competitive corporate world. A part of it involves effective planning, which outlines achieving strategic plans. Planning helps an organization obtain a competitive advantage and remove confusion and uncertainties. For example, planning for the training session includes assessing the training needs, addressing logistical requirements, organizing materials, identifying the goals and objectives of the training program, developing and evaluating the budget, and communicating important information to the stakeholders.
The stakeholders of this project are the individuals who will be impacted by the project during its life cycle and whose input can directly affect the project outcome (Kolasa & Modrzejewska, 2020, p.545). They include the project team, executives, project manager, facilitators for the training program, and the employees. These are the people whose objectives should be satisfied because they have the power break or do the project.
The company employees will be the attendees of the training, and their willingness to attend the training will be essential in determining whether to plan for it. Also, the employees can suggest the areas they need further training, which can impact the planning process. The project manager will lead the project team in planning the training session. The project team will execute the planning under the project manager’s leadership. The company executives include the top management, who direct strategies in the organization and control the resources required to execute the project. Additionally, the project managers can help in emphasizing the importance of the employee training session to encourage the workers to participate. The training facilitators can aid in decision-making, and they can help determine factors related to the training.
The scope establishes the project boundary conditions and baseline that people cannot compromise without receiving consent from the approving managers. The project scope involves identifying the project team, resources, tasks, timeline, and budget. Every good project has a timeline that every person should follow. The project will be completed within two months. The project manager should have identified the venue, set the training date, determined the facilitators, and developed and examined the budget.
The project manager will establish whether the current project team is enough to prepare and plan well for the training session. Also, the project manager, with the help of the project team, will draft the budget indicating all the costs of obtaining the required resources. Further, the project team will identify the facilitators based on the objectives and goals of the training. The facilitators will be in charge of determining the training materials and requirements. This will help the project team prepare well for the required equipment, tools, seating arrangements, machines, environmental conditions, and lighting for enhancing proper practice or demonstration. The facilitators will be needed to prepare well for the training session to provide a high standard of training.
To prepare the trainees, the project team, with the help of the executives, will use different techniques to motivate and gear up the employees to prepare them to learn. The team will distribute the session plan or outline a month before the training session. Also, the project team will distribute precession activities and expectation questionnaires which will help in customizing the session.
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Kolasa, I., & Modrzejewska, D. (2020, July). How Information System Project Stakeholders Perceive Project Success. In Science and Information Conference (pp. 542-554). Springer, Cham.
Veile, J. W., Kiel, D., Müller, J. M., & Voigt, K. I. (2019). Lessons learned from Industry 4.0 implementation in the German manufacturing industry. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management.