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.

Evaluation is not the final phase you should think about your evaluation plan early in the training design process. Work with training developers and other stakeholders to identify:

  • the evaluation purpose,
  • the evaluation questions,
  • and the data collection methods.

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Little Value from Bigwigs and Stinking Thinking

2023-09-04T11:01:37+00:00Categories: Evaluating Training and Development, Return on training investment|Tags: , , |

A big job had presented itself at training towers. The bigwigs had attended a continuous improvement seminar where they had been publicly embarrassed by the ring masters for their stinking thinking. The big wigs arrived at training towers and the gnomes were summoned. During a verbal [...]

Employee Training and Fatally Flawed Thinking

2023-09-19T08:30:21+00:00Categories: Change leadership, Return on training investment, Training and Development|Tags: , |

Training is about change and the sad truth is that many companies go about initiating that change in entirely the wrong way. Training is effective as the LAST step to personal and organizational change but it is rarely an effective FIRST step….Why? Employee Training and Fatally Flawed Thinking Often [...]

Feedback is the food of progress, sometimes it doesn’t taste nice

2023-09-19T08:00:11+00:00Categories: Evaluating Training and Development, Learning Design|Tags: , , |

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 me [...]

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