A comprehensive needs assessment that identifies both performance requirements and organizational factors can make a significant contribution to the success of a training initiative.
Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 19, 2011
Nourse Leadership Strategies, a Washington DC-based coaching and organizational consulting firm, was recently selected by DCS Corp to conduct a training needs assessment study for its managers. Dr. Kevin Nourse will partner with Dr. Alice Waagen to perform this project.
Says Dr. Nourse, Principal and Founder of Nourse Leadership Strategies: “We are incredibly excited to be chosen to work with DCS on this project,” adding, “As a leader in the defense contracting industry, DCS distinguishes itself by empowering its employees to be inventive in developing products and services that positively impact the well-being of our country. We look forward to partnering with DCS to help it grow its leadership capabilities.”
Surprisingly, research suggests that many organizational training initiatives do not achieve their envisioned outcomes. This is often because of undiagnosed organizational factors such as a lack of incentives to use the skills from a training program or unclear job roles that prevent the transfer of skills from the classroom to the workplace. Dr. Nourse notes that “training a group of employees in a skill won’t mitigate the lack of reinforcement from their bosses back on the job.” A comprehensive needs assessment project that identifies both performance requirements and organizational factors can make a significant contribution to the success of a training initiative. Forward-thinking companies like DCS Corp recognize the value clarifying these factors before investing in management training programs.
Nourse Leadership Strategies is an executive coaching and organizational consulting firm that focuses on helping leaders, teams, and organizations thrive. Founded by Dr. Kevin Nourse in 2001, the firm focuses on providing executive coaching, team facilitation, and strategic change consulting services to professional services firms, port authorities, professional and trade associations, financial services organizations, as well as the Federal sector.
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