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Why, When and How to Do Effective Needs Assessment

  • Thursday, June 20, 2013
  • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • St. Mary's Hospital, 700 South Park St., Conference Center Bay 6, Madison, WI, 53715
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Why, When and How to Do Effective Needs Assessments


Date & Location

Thursday, June 20, 2013

St Mary's Hospital
700 South Park Street
Conference Center Bay 6
Madison, WI 53715

Registration, Networking & Breakfast begins at 8:00 Program runs from 8:30 - 10:00 AM


ASTD SCWC Members - $0

(Summer Saving Series!)

Non-Member Guests - $35


Program Description

The first step in any training and development intervention is a thorough needs assessment. Sometimes that assessment is as simple as asking a few good questions.  More often, in an organizational setting, a more formal approach is needed.  If you are looking for a variety of options, specific needs assessment tools you can use, and a fresh approach to this topic, join us!

Participants will:

  • Understand the purpose (reasoning) for conducting a needs assessment
  • Choose and determine how to implement various needs assessment methods
  • Study and share real-world and case study examples
  • Examine the data analysis and intervention recommendation processes


Our Facilitator

Sarah Schenkat

Sarah is the Learning and Development Specialist at Badgerland Financial in Prairie du Sac. She is a Master Educator and Leader with thirty years of experience.


Sarah’s extensive background in Employee Development includes needs and skills assessment, training, development planning, onboarding, records management, resource development, and programming. She is a champion in educational innovation, initiating usage of training webinars, online course authoring, learning management system, resource libraries, electronic knowledge capture, and hardware/software adoption.

Sarah is known for her ability to efficiently and effectively assess training and development needs and determine the best approach for learning, whether formal or informal, large group or individualized. She is described as an exceptional, influential, enthusiastic, and natural leader.


Sarah completed her Master’s Degree in Education, and certification in Educational Leadership, at Viterbo University. She has a B.A. in Education and was previously a CVTC, MATC, and middle/elementary school teacher.



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