This DOE Guide to Good Practice for Training of Technical Staff and Managers may be used
in both initial and continuing training programs.
Full implementation of quality training requires a long-term commitment. Training activities
should be carefully managed to produce effective results. Plans should be developed,
organizations should be staffed with qualified instructors, and sufficient controls should be
applied to ensure delivery of an effective training program.
Each facility should analyze its training needs to develop a facility-specific training program.
Analysis results should be used to establish learning objectives, test items, instructional
methods, and instructional settings. Performance measures used to evaluate employee
performance and assess training effectiveness can also be derived from the analysis. Users
may develop training programs for each discipline that meets facility-specific needs by
selectively applying this guide.
Training programs should be evaluated on a regular basis to determine the extent to which
established learning objectives are being accomplished. Evaluation results should be used
to improve training plans, facilities, programs, materials, and procedures. In addition, a
systematic method should be implemented to update training program content as a result of
facility modifications, operating experiences, procedure changes, and changes in job