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How to Make Training Magazine’s Top 125 List

Posted by Steve Flanagan on 7/2/18 8:00 AM

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Every year Training Magazine publishes a list of organizations whose training departments are deemed to be most effective and most efficient. To be on this top 125 list, training departments must meet a lengthy list of criteria. The criteria range from infrastructure, needs analysis, and metrics to delivery standards, finance, and overall training strategy.

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Tags: instructional techniques, evaluation, managing training, web-based training, needs analysis

3 Ways to Prove the Value of Training

Posted by Marsha Weisleder on 5/28/18 8:00 AM

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Great news, everyone! We are NOT just a cost center or an expense. We CAN add value and show the impact of training. The big question is whether you know how to do it. Do you know how to measure the impact of improved employee performance because of training? If not, you’re in the right place. So, let’s get started.

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Tags: evaluation, managing training, job performance

3 Techniques for Conducting Level 3 Evaluations

Posted by Marsha Weisleder on 8/14/17 8:00 AM

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It’s time to get serious and discuss Level 3 Evaluations. Yup, no more excuses, and I’ve heard them all! Things like, “It’s out of our control” or “I don’t have time to do it.” By the way, anyone who says, “I don’t have time to do it,” is really saying, “I have something more important to do.”

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Tags: evaluation

How to Conduct Meaningful Level 2 Evaluations

Posted by Paul Sitter on 12/19/16 8:00 AM

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There are many variations on the 4-level model of how to evaluate organizational training, but Don Kirkpatrick’s “4 Levels of Evaluation,” developed in 1959, is still the blue-ribbon standard today.

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Tags: evaluation

How to Create Quality eLearning Quizzes

Posted by Steve Flanagan on 9/19/16 8:00 AM

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When designing elearning training sessions, instructional designers may spend a lot of time, energy, and resources on how the content will look on the web page. Learners respond well to a graphically pleasing elearning module but it’s also important to pay attention to the actual content of an elearning quiz! Remember that “need to know” content presented in an interesting and well-thought out elearning quiz, along with meaningful feedback, will help make your elearning even more successful.

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Tags: e-learning, evaluation, adult learning principles, tips-for-trainers

Does Your Organization Support Training Success?

Posted by Lynne Koltookian on 2/18/15 3:00 AM

I often ask my workshop participants, “What three groups of people must work together for training to be successful?” They always know the answer – managers, trainers, and employees. In this blog I will talk about how managers can either help training succeed or lead to its downfall. In future blogs I will look at how trainers and employees can contribute to training success in your organization.

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Tags: managing training, evaluation

Four Levels for Evaluating Training

Posted by Marsha Weisleder on 1/26/15 3:00 AM

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Ode to Donald Kirkpatrick – Father of the Four Levels of Evaluation

I was very sad when I heard, quite some time ago, of the passing of Donald Kirkpatrick, the creator and founder of the four levels of evaluation. Even though I never met him, I feel connected to him in some way. You see, I have been teaching his principles for over 14 years now. Let me rephrase that, not just teaching, but rather inspiring and motivating others with his vision. I am so passionate about his evaluation model and the impact it has made on the world of training.

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Tags: evaluation

8 Tips for Increasing Training ROI

Posted by Paul Sitter on 4/28/14 4:00 AM

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Return-on-investment (ROI) is one of the most common buzz words in the training industry today. Given limited training budgets and minimal availability of employees for classroom training, how do you, as an organization, get the best performance improvement for the money spent on training?

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Tags: evaluation, instructor-led training, tips-for-trainers

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