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Professional Development Needs Assessment

Human Resources launched a Professional Development Needs Assessment inviting employees to share their voice in creating a professional development wish list. The goals of the Professional Development Needs Assessment are to identify employees' and supervisors' professional development needs and priorities. The assessment asked employees a number of questions based on categories of communication, interpersonal skills, essential skills, technology, leadership development and supervision.

Ultimately, understanding employees' input will allow Human Resources to:

  • enhance partnerships with existing K-State colleges and departments,
  • foster a desire for lifelong learning among employees,
  • develop and design programming that aligns with employees' needs as well as university goals and resources, and
  • assist with the professional development needs to advance K-State 2025.
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For Further Questions Please Contact:

Learning and Development
Division of Human Resources
Kansas State University

Needs Assessment Timeline

  • Administer Survey

    March 2017

  • Analyze Results

    April to May 2017

  • Present Results
    Conduct Gap Analysis

    June 2017

  • Collect Feedback & 
    Set Programming Goals

    July to
    December 2017

  • Design and Pilot K-State Supervisory Foundations

    December 2018 - March 2019

  • Implement K-State Supervisory Foundations

    March 2019