to identify and critically evaluate the environmen

to identify and critically evaluate the environmental forces influencing Australian organisations

The primary theme of the paper is to identify and critically evaluate the environmental forces influencing Australian organisations in which you are required to emphasize its aspects in detail. The cost of the paper starts from $109 and it has been purchased and rated 4.9 points on the scale of 5 points by the students. To gain deeper insights into the paper and achieve fresh information, kindly contact our support.

Task

Prepare a Training and/or Development Needs Assessment of an organisation/ organisational area that you are familiar with or have access to based on the work you completed in assessment 1.

In undertaking the assignment, please ensure that you are able to demonstrate an understanding of the process to assessing training and development needs. The Needs Assessment should identify one main training and / or development need and recommend options e.g. training programs that would address this need. In Assessment 3 you will develop these.

In your submission, you should:

Explain the reason for undertaking a needs assessment, this may include identification of performance gaps;
Explain and justify the method you have chosen to conduct the needs assessment;
Evaluate the needs assessment process used to determine if training and/or development is necessary; and 
Examine possible outcomes if needs assessment is not properly planned or conducted.
Ensure that relevant academic literature is used to support your discussions. This should go beyond the text book and be current i.e. generally less than five years old.
 

Rationale

This assessment will enable students to demonstrate their understanding of the various learning theories covered in Topics 2-5 and:

  • be able to identify and critically evaluate the environmental forces influencing Australian organisations;
    • be able to conduct a strategic needs analysis;
    • be able to apply relevant concepts in an organisational setting; 
    • be able to synthesis and critically evaluate relevant academic literature, and 
    • be able to apply practical reasoning to address real world problems.


This assignment is designed to assess learning outcomes:

  • be able to recommend suitable learning theories that can be utilised in specific organisational environments; and
  • be able to conduct a strategic needs analysis for an organisation.
     

Marking criteria

Criteria

 

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2: Needs Assessment Report (30%)

Comprehension and analysis:

 

Needs Assessment clearly identifies the main training and/or development need.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recommendations are made to address the identified need. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

50 marks

 

 

 

Clear and logical

application of

Needs Assessment; performance gaps clearly identified and thoroughly discussed with descriptions complete and focussed; choice of needs

Assessment method(s) is well justified with relevant quality academic literature.

 

 

There is strong evidence of critical thinking when evaluating and reflecting on the needs assessment process and possible problems

 

 

Recommendations are provided to address the identified need – these are discussed providing clear, convincing and succinct rationale which draws on relevant literature to justify choices.

 

 

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Clear and logical

application of Needs Assessment; performance gaps clearly identified and discussed, with description complete and focussed; choice of

needs assessment method(s) is largely well justified with relevant academic literature.

 

 

There is strong evidence of critical thinking when evaluating and reflecting on the needs assessment process and possible problems.

 

 

Recommendations are provided to address the identified need – these are discussed providing clear and convincing rationale which draws on relevant literature to justify choices.

 

 

 

Clear and logical

application of Needs Assessment; performance gaps identified and discussed with description complete; choice of

needs assessment method(s) is justified with some examples of academic literature.

 

 

 

Evidence of critical thinking when evaluating and reflecting on the needs assessment process and possible problems.

 

 

 

Recommendations are provided to address the identified need – these are discussed clearly and draw upon some literature to justify choices.

 

 

 

Adequate application of

Needs Assessment; lacks some detail in identifying

performance gaps; choice of needs assessment method(s) is discussed with some relevant academic literature.

 

 

 

 

 

Some evidence of critical thought when evaluating and reflecting on the needs assessment process and possible problems, but tends to be mostly descriptive.

 

Recommendations are provided to address the identified need – discussion of which is at times unclear. Draw on literature, some of which are not credible or relevant.

 

 

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Does not clearly apply the

Needs Assessment;

provides an unsatisfactory identification of performance gaps; a

weak and descriptive

justification of choice of needs assessment method(s) is discussed with minimal reference to academic literature.

 

 

Little evidence of critical thinking when evaluating and reflecting on the needs assessment process and possible problems.

 

 

 

Recommendations are not offered or the ones provided do not address the identified need; discussion of recommendations is unclear and do not link to credible or relevant literature.

 

Evidence Base:

 

Relevant academic literature is used to support discussion.

 

 

40 marks

 

 

An extensive range of relevant literature from academic sources has been synthesised, substantially supporting discussions.

 

 

An extensive range of relevant literature from academic sources has been evaluated in supporting discussions.

 

 

Sound base of evidence including relevant academic resources provided throughout to support the discussions.

 

 

Adequate base of evidence

from relevant academic resources provided to support discussions, with some minor errors in quality and/or range of evidence

 

 

Little or no attempt to include evidence from relevant academic resource to support discussions.

Presentation:

 

 

Conforms to academic writing conventions of Needs assessment (requirements as outlined in subject outline, and demonstrated in text book)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Utilises APA 6 referencing conventions

 

 

10 marks

 

 

 

The content has been logically and succinctly structured to create a cohesive, coherent and complete Needs Assessment . Formal academic language and precise and correct discipline and professional terminology has been used to clearly communicate meaning. There is consistent adherence to grammatical conventions.

 

 

 

 

Shows superior understanding of the use of APA 6 referencing conventions.

 

 

 

 

 

The content has been logically structured to create a coherent and complete Needs Assessment.

Formal academic language and correct discipline and professional terminology has been used to clearly communicate meaning. There is consistent adherence to grammatical conventions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shows a high level understanding of the use of APA 6 referencing conventions.

 

 

 

The content has been logically structured to create a complete Needs Assessment. Formal academic language has been used to clearly communicate meaning. There is mostly consistent adherence to grammatical conventions. Although some minor errors remain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shows a complete and adequate use of APA 6 referencing conventions.

 

 

 

An attempt has been made to structure content logically in a suitable Needs Assessment format; although at times it is descriptive and lacks some coherency.

An attempt to use mostly formal academic language has been used to communicate meaning.

Grammatical conventions have been adhered to, although there are minor errors.

 

 

 

Shows a somewhat appropriate use of APA 6 referencing conventions; and/or displays some minor errors in referencing.

 

 

 

 

The content has been lacks the structure required to create a suitable Needs assessment and/or is  predominately descriptive.

Formal and informal language has been used to communicate meaning and, in many areas, the meaning is unclear.

The work includes multiple grammatical errors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shows a limited understanding of the use of APA 6 referencing conventions and/or includes multiple errors.

Total:            /100

Weighted Total:            /30

 

 

 

 

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