If you are asking for people’s training needs, then as an organisation you need to be able to meet them, or at least partly meet them, relatively quickly. If people ask for training and don’t receive it they can get disenchanted and it affects their view of training.

Claire Kruse
Training and Development Manager, National Trust

Any appraisal of your own training requirements needs to balance the support you need to help you meet your work objectives, your ambitions and interests, and the development opportunities your organisation can offer.

It is important that both you and your line manager are realistic so that neither of you have expectations that are too high.