Develop Training

Whether you need to develop training as a regular part of your job or you are involved in training development within another role, you can use this information to help guide you through five steps for successful training
development, ensuring that your training aligns with CDC’s Quality Training Standards.

What is training?

Training is an organized activity that provides information and instruction to help a learner attain knowledge and/or skill. The goal of training is to improve the learner’s competence, capacity, and performance. Training uses communication and education techniques and tools to provide the learner with the knowledge and attitude to build skills.

How do I develop training?

Many frameworks and models are available to help you break down the training development process into actionable steps. Using a systematic process for training development ensures that you follow key steps for successful development, provides a guide for managing the training project, and helps support communication about the project with your team. Use the specific framework or model that fits your training needs, that you are most comfortable with, or that your organization prefers.


The ADDIE model describes a flexible, systematic process that training developers can use to develop training for adult learners. The cyclical model has five stages: Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement, and Evaluate. Each stage has a deliverable that feeds into the next stage and includes opportunities to gather feedback that informs training development.


Additional Resources

The resources below will help you design and develop e-learning and classroom training that uses best practices in education science.