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IMIN Network Event: Job Analysis for Effective Training and Development

January 21 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am

For a variety of reasons, jobs are undergoing constant change and becoming more complex, particularly in the manufacturing sector.  Managers face the two-fold challenge of knowing in advance which aspects of jobs will actually change and ensuring that workers possess the knowledge and skills to meet the new job requirements.

Job and Task Analysis plays a critical role in curriculum development, job relations, and the success workers experience when they are well-suited for a job. When completed, a job analysis will result in a clear description of the job, along with the skills, compensation levels, and documented training materials that will deliver positive job outcomes and worker satisfaction.

The January IMIN Network session will introduce the well-known technique called DACUM, or Developing a Curriculum provides a hands-on opportunity to use a modified version of the Defining a Curriculum technique. DACUM is shown to be especially effective for most small and medium-sized firms. The workshop will also discuss how to conduct a task analysis and to use the information to solve practical problems.


  • 7:30 – Light breakfast / Networking
  • 8:00 – IMIN introductions
  • 8:15 – Introduction to Job Analysis and DACUM
  • 9:20 – Discussion
  • 10:00 – Wrap-Up

About the Presenter

Dr. Ronald L. Jacobs is professor of human resource development at the University of Illinois and is principal of RL Jacobs and Associates, a global consulting firm. Ron is the author of numerous books and over 100 journal articles on topics related to workplace learning and performance. He consults with a wide range of companies, employer groups, government agencies, and post-secondary schools, both nationally and internationally. Ron is author of the recently published bookWork Analysis in the Knowledge Economy: Documenting What People Do in the Workplace for Human Resource Development (2019, MacMillan-Palgrave).


The IMIN Network provides a forum to collaborate with others to exchange knowledge and experiences. Each session highlights a different topic on continuous improvement to help you create your competitive futures.

Learn how the IMIN Network is serving the Midwest at imin.network.

Mark your calendars now for the upcoming IMIN Network Events!

  • March 17, 2020
  • May 19, 2020
  • July 21, 2020
  • September 15, 2020
  • November 17, 2020

Cost: $0

Sponsor: IMIN Network, IMEC, Vermilion Advantage,  Danville Area Community College, Watchfire Signs, Trigard

Presenter: IMIN Network improvement specialists

Contact Name: Emily Lee

Contact Phone: 309-677-4633

Contact Email: elee@imec.org


January 21
7:30 am - 10:00 am
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Danville Area Community College
2000 East Main St, Bremer Conference Center Room 109
Danville, IL 61832
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