Check the exercise files for sample evaluation plans, reports, checklists, and worksheets that you can use to evaluate your own employee development program.
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- Common learning assessment models: Kirkpatrick, Phillips, Brinkerhoff, and alternatives
- Identifying expectations
- Collecting data
- Analyzing data
- Making recommendations
Skill Level Beginner
- Do you like math? How about statistical analysis? Perhaps you enjoy accounting. These are topics that many talent development professionals try to avoid. Yet, they're essential skills for today's trainers. Sooner or later, we'll be asked to measure one of our learning programs, evaluate its success, and make recommendations for improvement. That's why I've created this course, How to Measure Learning Effectiveness. It's designed to give you a practical guide to evaluate learning programs and demonstrate their value to sponsors.
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But we need evidence to show organizational leaders what's working and what's not. This course will give you skills and techniques to make sure your training programs are helping as much as possible.