The final step in a training evaluation project is making recommendations to the project's sponsors. Construct a training evaluation report on one of your projects and present it to key stakeholders.
- At some point we need to do something with what we learned…from our evaluation project.…Key Action number 7 in the ATD Competency Model…is Reports Findings and Makes Recommendations…to A decision making.…This involves sharing the results of our evaluation project…with our sponsor, as well as other critical stakeholders.…Questions our sponsor might have, include,…Were the project's goals achieved?…What worked well?…How can the training be improved?…and, Are there lessons that can be applied elsewhere?…Let's go back to the interviewing skills workshop…that we've used as an example throughout this course.…
Stacy Jones, the Midwest region vice president,…requested the training because her boss had asked her…to reduce new-hire turnover to 15%,…down from its current 30% rate.…So, we might prepare a report for Stacy to highlight…the results that she told us she is most interested…in learning about.…She'll want to know that the training program helped her…achieve the 15% goal.…She'll also want to know that 86% of supervisors…
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