Evaluating training and developmentEvaluating training and development is an activity that most people do after the training has been delivered. However, evaluating training and development starts at the training needs analysis stage. What will we see if this training is going to add value to the organisation is something both learning designers and purchasers of training need to know so that they can select programmes with relevant content and methods.

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I admire and encourage people who can express their creativity with whatever tools are available, but having access to PowerPoint and Clip Art does not make you a learning designer. I have owned a hammer for many years but that doesn't mean I can build a house. So when a customer asked [...]

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