From Data to Desk: Translating Needs Assessments into Targeted Employee Training

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Date Developed: n.a.. Source: Northwest Center for Public Health Practice. Presenter(s): Luann D’Ambrosio, MEd, Tina Abbott, MSW, Cindy Gleason, BS. Type: Webinar. Level: Intermediate Advanced. Length: 60 minutes.


This webinar for local, state, and tribal public health leaders and managers shares tips for assessing staff training needs and implementing training plans.

Learning Objectives

• Describe the benefits of completing a training needs assessment

Identify different ways to collect data for use in workforce development

• Describe how a targeted training needs assessment can benefit program planning

• Recognize the potential for a workforce development plan, beyond meeting accreditation requirements

Special Instructions

NWCPHP trainings are accessed through PH LearnLink. See

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UE8MC25742; MCH Navigator for $180,000/year. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.