Training and Development in Small Businesses

Select a small business with which you are familiar. Imagine that you have been called into that business to provide a consultation on training. Create a comprehensive training proposal for the business.

Write a paper in which you:

1.Analyze key elements of training and development geared toward improving the performance of the specific small business for which you are consulting.
2.Predict three to five (3-5) potential challenges that the managers or owners of the business could face in addressing organizational performance.
3.Justify the effects of detecting organizational gaps in small business, providing examples to explain the rationale.
4.Propose a competitive training strategy that will improve the position of the business in the market. The strategy should include, at a minimum, an agenda of training activities, rationale for instructional strategies used, and the return on investment (ROI) that will be gained from the strategy you have developed.
5.Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

•Analyze concepts, meanings, and trends in training.
•Justify the importance of aligning training with organizational strategy.
•Evaluate theories associated with learning, motivation, and employee performance.
•Use technology and information resources to research issues in training and development.
•Write clearly and concisely about training and development using proper writing mechanics

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