Evaluating 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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