Discussion Board 3

Our textbook, Effective Training… explains that needs analysis can be proactive (planned in advance for an expected future performance gap) or reactive (conducted here and now to address an immediate, current performance gap).

Provide an example of a situation (either a real past experience or a hypothetical) in which you would recommend either a proactive or a reactive needs analysis (pick one). Describe the situation and explain why you believe the type of needs analysis you chose would be most practical. What would the outcome be if no needs analysis was conducted?

Post your initial response to the discussion question no later than Thursday 11:59 PM EST/EDT.

Respond to at least two of your classmates no later than Sunday 11:59 PM EST/EDT.  


  • What points did your peers make that you agree with? What information did they include that you may have overlooked?
  • Where do you and your peers disagree? What could you suggest to strengthen their position?
  • Would a different type of needs analysis (or no needs analysis) be more practical in the  situation your peer described? Why or why not?

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