L&D: Tuesday L&D Processes Audit 30: Individual T&D Planning Process

T&D Process 8.2: Individual T&D Planning Process

Note: In my 2001 book I continued my decades old name for the profession as T&D – Training & Development.

Convert for your use as necessary. I will use both T&D and L&D in this weekly series for 2018.


Not all loose processes need to be tightened up.

You should only do that Investment if the Returns warrant.


Learning By Design vs Learning By Chance

When the Cost of Non-Conformance of poor Process/people Performance warrants the Investment in T&D/ Learning/Knowledge Management Content – then make those investments.

And – just because an L&D profession can determine a valid Learning Need and gap in Content – does not in and of itself warrant meeting that need – in any manner.

It’s a Business Decision. 


The L-C-S Framework View

I use both views…


Overview of the Big Picture


T&D Process 8.2: Individual T&D Planning Process

Process Purpose

The Individual T&D Planning Process is used for planning an individual employee’s T&D, but also for compiling (rolling up), locally or enterprise-wide, all of the plans in order to place a “demand forecast” on the T&D deployment/delivery system.


Process Description

The Individual T&D Planning Process can be manual and on paper, or it can be accomplished using sophisticated electronic tools, which many learning management systems (LMS) today enable.

The goal is to allow learners and their management to deliberately plan on T&D participation totally consistent with the needs of the business, whether they need to stay focused on the short term or they need to look further out and plan for the long haul.

They might need to start planning and implementing T&D to grow staff to meet future needs or to prepare for future job changes, such as promotions or lateral moves across the organization. Individual needs vary within larger enterprises, so a one-size approach or philosophy to T&D participation doesn’t meet the needs of the enterprise.

The goal is to prioritize T&D participation to ensure human competence in the right amount and the right time in the right enterprise processes for return on investment and economic value add at the enterprise level.

For More About This Process In the T&D Systems View

See my 2001 book: T&D Systems View.


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