How to Pick Classes for Your Training Program

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This guide focuses on how to select the right classes for your training program. 


1) Identify Your Audience

Most organizations begin by selecting a target audience for the training. This may be a broad population like “All Employees” or a smaller subset by level (Individual Contributors, New Managers, Experienced Managers, etc) or role/team (Revenue Team, Operations Department, etc). 


2) Identify Skill Gaps

Consider the unique needs of each training population. We recommend you identify 2-3 key focus areas per 6-class program to effectively focus on your learning outcomes. You may utilize information sources such as engagement surveys or aggregate performance appraisal data to determine training priorities. Or, you may reflect on questions such as these to narrow down your most critical needs:

  • Which two capabilities are most critical to the audience doing their job well?
  • Which two capabilities does your audience struggle with the most?
  • Which two capabilities differentiate the best leaders/employees in your organization? 

Is there an overlap between capabilities? Start there! 


3) Explore our Pre-Designed Programs or Design Your Own Journey

Check out Hone’s recommended program tracks to see if any of these offerings might be a good fit for your needs. There are pre-designed programs built for specific roles (ie top talent, first-time managers, senior leaders, etc) or for specific skills and needs (ie managing change, new employee onboarding, leading cross-functionally, etc). Each program was created through a rigorous instructional design process that includes:

  • Research into over a dozen capability models from leading consulting firms like McKinsey, Deloitte, and KPMG
  • Collaboration with subject matter experts across industries
  • Customer surveys to understand the biggest training priorities at each leadership level
  • Hone learners’ feedback after years of delivering these classes


If you prefer to create a uniquely curated learning path, you can leverage Hone's comprehensive catalog to align specific classes with your identified training needs. To streamline your search, you can directly associate your training topics with these predefined categories and explore the available classes within each. When you find a class that aligns with your requirements, we recommend delving into the details provided in the "Frameworks" and "Skills Learned" sections of each class slide to assist you in making an informed decision about the most suitable class for your learning journey. We recommend your program includes 4-8 unique classes to ensure a well-rounded and comprehensive learning experience. 


4) Build Your Program on the Platform

Congrats! Once you have selected all of your classes, you are ready to build your program on the platform. Learn more about how to do that here.   


Sample of Hone Programs Overview

Here’s a summary of the suggested employee groups that best suit the Hone programs. 

Hone Programs Employee Groups Number of Classes in the Program
 Individual Contributor Core Individual Contributors

4 Classes

2 Practice Labs (optional)

 Manager Core First Time Managers / Emerging Leaders

4 Classes

2 Practice Labs (optional)

 Experienced Manager Core Experienced Managers / People Leaders

4 Classes

 Senior Leader Core Managers of Managers / Senior Leaders

4 Classes

DEIB Fundamentals (DEIB 101) All Employees 

4 Classes

2 Practice Labs (optional)

Become an Inclusive Leader (DEIB 201) Leaders who have training in foundational DEIB skills

4 Classes

2 Practice Labs (optional)

Performance Management Managers / People Leaders 4 Classes
Lead Through Change  All Employees focused on skills to navigate organizational change 4 Classes


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