How to Create a Timeline for Employee Training Plans

by Alex Lubyansky; Updated September 26, 2017

A timeline can serve as a useful guideline for getting an employee training plan accomplished. While you need not follow the timeline with perfect adherence, it still serves a valuable purpose in the form of a goal. You can follow a few simple steps to create a timeline for your employee training plan. Down the road, you can feel free to make changes to this timeline to keep it current and relevant.

Step 1

Come up with the components of your employee training plan. Divide the process into phases. For example, it can be “Sales Training, Customer Service Training, Safety Training.”

Step 2

Come up with reasonable expectations for the time needed to complete each step. For example, a simple lecture of about 30 minutes should not take much more time than an hour. Account for time needed for questions and other events, such as lunch.

Step 3

Create the timeline. Make a line on a page. Place the brief description of a phase below a dot on the timeline. Place the duration of time necessary to complete a task above the task. This will constitute the basis of your employee training plan.

About the Author

Alex Lubyansky has been a writer since 2007. He was a research assistant for the legal publication "Feminist Jurisprudence: Volume IV" and has been published in the Education and Employment Tips section of a prominent website. He holds a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and is currently a law student at DePaul University.