Argyle Analytics is undertaking an ongoing workforce study to help highlight what factors workers believe play a part in their on-the-job productivity. This project draws on the work of Thomas F. Gilbert and Roger Chevalier.
A well-designed training system makes evaluation efforts much easier, but you need to know what you are doing. This ends-means approach to training systems design is exemplified by the United States Coast Guard, and its dedicated to training excellence. Read about the Level 3 evaluation system I helped design and implement at USCG Recruit Training Center Cape May.
High-performing training systems all have well designed curriculum architectures. Curriculum architectures are complex things, but at their core are a series of performance and learning objectives. These objectives not only help establish the requirements for a system, but are the foundation of a top notch post-training evaluation program.
Training Program Evaluation is a critical component to building a Training System that produces value for your organization. However, it's often one of the most neglected pieces of a training strategy. Organizations that fail to shine a light on these programs are at risk not only for wasteful spending, but enabling toxic organizational politicos to establish a foothold in your business.