Types and Significance of Evaluation of Training Program

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ASSIGNMENT # 1 Types and significance of evaluation of training program INTRODUCTION Training is vital for any and every organization. With the changing socio-economic and technological relevance of training, the definitions, scope, methods and evaluation of training program have also changed. One of the earlier classic definitions of training is ‘bringing lasting improvement in skills in jobs’. The present day definitions take a multi-dimensional perspective enveloping the needs of individuals, teams, organizations and the society. The steps in the training program development are planning, programme implementation, and programme evaluation and follow-up. The evaluation of any training system helps measure the’ knowledge gap’, what is…show more content…
This includes giving and receiving verbal feedback. Process Evaluation answers the question, "What did you do?" It focuses on procedures and actions being used to produce results. * It monitors the quality of an event or project by various means. Traditionally, working as an "onlooker," the evaluator describes this process and measures the results in oral and written reports. * Process evaluation is the most common type of training evaluation. It takes place during training delivery and at the end of the event. Most of you probably have done it in one form or another. The question we try to answer is "What did you do?" * Following is a sample list of the kinds of information collected to answer this question: * Demographic data (characteristics about participants and their physical location) * What was taught; how long it took * Whether or not the objectives were met * Who did what to whom, and when 3) Outcome evaluation Outcome evaluation determines whether or not the desired results (e.g., what participants are doing) of applying new skills were achieved in the short-term. Outcome Evaluation answers the question, "What happened to the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of the intended population?" * Specific and observable changes in behaviors that lead toward healthier or more productive lifestyles and away from problem-causing actions indicate a
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