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By Iris NunnIris Nunn
 
Learning and Performance professionals are encouraged to use the Training Value Questionnaire to ensure value is the result of a strategic initiative, typically one that is training-based. The three general question categories will help ensure that the targeted training or other intervention improves organizational performance based on what the executives and/or stakeholders consider valuable. The Training Value Questionnaire identifies:
  • the targeted Return on Expectation (ROE) (Kirkpatrick, 2009), business need and desired results.
  • how training will be reinforced and supported on the job by business partners.
  • what is required to achieve results in addition to training.
Practitioners currently use the tool as a conversation starter at the onset of a training request. To move immediately to the process of designing, developing, and delivering the requested training, a thorough planning process should take place. 
 

Additional Resources:

Avoid the Allure of Training Activity

Kirkpatrick® Business Partnership Certification Program

Kirkpatrick® Business Partnership Analysis

Three Steps to Effectiveness

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