Template for Company Training and Development Survey

This survey is being conducted to help us design our future training and development program for the company. We want to "diagnose before we prescribe" by listening to what you think our training priorities should be. Your answers are completely anonymous and the data is rolled-up into a combined report. Please be candid and thorough in your feedback, and your open-ended responses at the end are particularly helpful. Thanks: your input will help us create an excellent development program throughout the company this coming year.

1. First, please indicate your position in our company by selecting one of these choices:
1. Executive/Senior Leader
2: Other Manager
3: Office Staff
4: Field Staff
5. Sales Team
2. Next, in what division or department do you work?
1. Administration
2. Accounting
3. HR/Training
4. Choice 4, etc.

Rate from low to high how much you need more development in these topics, starting with: Personal Leadership....

3. Managing stress in self and in team
1: No Need 2: Little 3: Some 4. Quite High 5: Extremely High
4. Managing my time better, and helping others manage their time
5. Personal Goal Setting
6. Understanding and identifying personal values and ethics
7. Gaining more emotional intelligence: understanding and working with other's emotions
8. Networking: how to create and maintain a professional network
9. Improving my personal work efficiency: how to organize myself to get more of the right things done
10. Nine strategies on how to be a "star" at work
11. Oral communication skills
12. Effective business writing
13. Creative thinking and problem solving
14. Identifying my personality style and learning style
15. Business, job and personal etiquette
16. Creating a Personal Mission Statement: setting a life compass
1: No Need 2: Little 3: Some 4. Quite High 5: Extremely High
17. Courageous Followership: how to be a more effective team player and follower
18. Effective Listening: becoming a better listener
19. Working in a Team
20. Initiative: how to show the right kind of initiative
21. Supporting Change: flourishing in times of change
1: No Need 2: Little 3: Some 4. Quite High 5: Extremely High
22. Managing your Personal Performance: strategies for maximizing work effectiveness
23. Living a more balanced life
24. Joyology: the Art of Finding Joy in Everyday Life
25. Improving work processes: strategies for doing work better
26. Building trust: thirteen behaviors to help you build trust at work and in your personal life
27. Working with seven types of difficult personalities and difficult people
28. I'd like to have a personal, confidential survey done by others to tell me what my strengths and current limitations are as a staff member, peer and co-worker

Leading Others...

29. Becoming an effective leader: understanding more what leadership is and what great leaders do
1: No Need 2: Little 3: Some 4. Quite High 5: Extremely High
30. Becoming a better model and personal example to others
31. Interviewing job applicants: how to conduct job interviews to find the right people
32. Delegating: how to delegate better to others
33. Motivating and Empowering Others
34. Managing, leading, and working with difficult people and personalities
35. Resolving interpersonal/one-on-one conflict
36. Managing and improving others' individual performance: how to do performance appraisals and coaching meetings
37. Coaching and counseling others in work performance
1: No Need 2: Little 3: Some 4. Quite High 5: Extremely High
38. Mentoring: how to be a better mentor
39. Crucial Conversations: how to hold tough, emotional conversations on touch topics effectively to get results
40. Crucial Confrontations: how to confront someone whose behavior or performance is unacceptable and get things on track
41. I'd like to have a confidential 360 degree feedback survey on my current strengths and skills and weaknesses as a leaders and create an action plan
42. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Seminar
43. I'd like to participate in a Leading at the Speed of Trust seminar to learn thirteen behaviors to increase trust with others
44. I'd like to participate in a full three day course on effective leadership to learn the four imperatives of great leaders and how to apply them

Leading Teams...

45. Teamwork: building and improving teams
1: No Need 2: Little 3: Some 4. Quite High 5: Extremely High
46. Leading meetings: how to lead and conduct effective and productive meetings
47. Goal setting and action planning in teams
48. Resolving team conflict
49. Negotiating: arbitrating and negotiating between parties
50. Managing projects: how to plan, direct and see-through large and small projects
51. Creative problem solving and creative thinking
52. Planning and navigating change: leading teams through change
1: No Need 2: Little 3: Some 4. Quite High 5: Extremely High
53. Cross-gender communication and work styles: how to understand, communicate and work better in teams and relationships between men and women
54. Leading across different generations: understanding how to work with, communicate and motivate older and younger workers
55. Creating powerful, clear, short and compelling team mission and vision statements
56. The Attitude Virus: overcoming workplace and team negativity
57. Giving effective feedback
58. Delivering more effective training: how to be a better trainer
59. 8 Powerskills of effective presenters: how to be a better presenter
60. 7 Habits for Managers: leading with the 7 Habits
61. Championing diversity: how to work with people of different cultures, ethnic groups and backgrounds

Leading Organizations...

62. Strategic Thinking: Creating an effective strategic plan for your team
1: No Need 2: Little 3: Some 4. Quite High 5: Extremely High
63. Leading organizational-wide change
64. Execution: translating strategy into action plans and accountability systems
65. Developing vision and mission statements for company, department or team
66. Creating learning organizations and learning cultures
67. Legal training: navigating through ADA and other legal minefields
68. Six Sigma: quality control and improvement
69. Networking: connecting your organization to the outside world
70. Building and shaping organizational culture

Serving All...

71. Building Customer Loyalty through extraordinary service: how to really deliver extraordinary service
1: No Need 2: Little 3: Some 4. Quite High 5: Extremely High
72. Working with difficult customers
73. Building and leading a service team
74. Serving by phone/telephone skills
75. Creating and maintaining a service culture
76. Serving the internal customer
77. SuperSelling: the art and techniques of great selling
78. Marketing: selling the invisible

Other Skills

79. General computer skills: how to operate the hardware and technology
80. Word Processing
1: No Need 2: Little 3: Some 4. Quite High 5: Extremely High
81. Microsoft Excel
82. Microsoft PowerPoint
83. (Insert company topic 1)
84. (Insert company topic 2)
85. (Insert company topic 3), etc
86. What other topics would you be interested in learning as professional development? What job or interpersonal skills do you want to improve?

87. If you were to master just one skill this year that would make the biggest positive difference in your effectiveness at work what would it be?

88. I consider training and development opportunities as an important benefit of employment
Disagree Strongly Disagree Neither Agree nor Disagree Agree Agree Strongly
89. I feel that I have been adequately trained and prepared for most of my TECHNICAL job requirements
90. I feel that I have been adequately trained and prepared for most of my leadership or interpersonal/soft-skills job requirements
91. I like the idea of having regularly scheduled seminars and professional development opportunities
92. I would like to begin or continue adding to my formal education (college classes, etc.)

Finally, please take the time to respond thoroughly and candidly to the following open-ended questions. No one will be able to connect your answers to you.

93. If you could fix could fix just ONE THING in the organization what would it be?

94. What one skill area do you think you need to develop in that would make the biggest difference in your effectiveness?

95. Thinking of your team or department as a whole, what skill set is most needed by the group in order to become more effective? In other words, what should we give the most priority to?

96. What other message or suggestion would you like to relay to the top leadership of our company? (Thanks, suggestions, critiques, you name it!)

Simply click the "submit" button once to send in your data. You should receive a confirmation email from the system.