Kirkpatrick Quick Tip Vol. 2 #31
Have you ever read your post-program evaluation forms and thought, "I wish someone would have mentioned that during the class, when I could have fixed it!"
You are not alone. This quick tip will provide practical ideas to get participant input when you can still effect a change.
Many training professionals and organizations rely heavily on post-program evaluations to give them the information they need related to the effectiveness of their training. While this common tool is a good and efficient way to gather data, it is too late to provide information that can be used with participants of that particular session.
Focus on formative evaluation whenever possible: collection of data and information during a learning event or phase. Here are a few methods you can use:
Take a few moments to review a current program plan to see if you have built in a few formative evaluation methods. They will give you timely feedback and increase your training effectiveness. A side benefit is that you may also be able to shorten your post-program evaluation form because some basic questions have been answered during the program.
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