“The Feds Lead the Way in Making Training Evaluations More Effective”

September 12, 2012

By Jim and Wendy Kirkpatrick, T+D Magazine September 2012

Thanks to our contributors Rob LaVanway and Billy McLeod for their efforts to implement the Kirkpatrick Model and for taking the time to share their progress!

In 2009, ATSD published The Value of Evaluation: Making Training Evaluations More Effective, a report that revealed the results of a study that queried organizations regarding how well training evaluation was meeting their business needs.

Responses to the 26 questions led to disturbing conclusions. “The pursuit of excellent learning evaluations continues, but so far few organizations think they’ve mastered them,” the report states. “Only about one-quarter of respondents … agreed that their organization got a solid ‘bang for the buck’ from its training evaluation efforts.”

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