People are the most important resource for today's organizations. Organizations must invest in their employees to sustain a competitive advantage and achieve their strategic objectives. Strategic Training and Development translates theory and research into best practices for improving employee knowledge, skills, and behaviors in the workplace. Authors Robyn A. Berkley and David M. Kaplan take a holistic and experiential approach, providing ample practice opportunities for students. A strong focus on technology, ethics, legal issues, diversity and inclusion, and succession helps prepare students to succeed in today’s business environment.

Training Evaluation : Reaction and Learning

Training Evaluation

Learning Objectives

  • Select a training evaluation strategy in alignment with the company and training strategy.
  • Construct learning objectives using Bloom’s Taxonomy.
  • Design training programs with training evaluation in mind.
  • Explain the difference between experimental and nonexperimental designs for training evaluation.
  • Explain the difference between reliability and validity of training evaluation measures.
  • Categorize training evaluation questions based on the first two levels of the New World Kirkpatrick Model for training evaluation.

Invista Performance Solutions (IPS) was approached by Amazon to develop a formal training program for the maintenance staff at the Amazon World Wide Research and Development Center. There wasn’t an existing training program for these employees, and it was imperative they had the proper safety and equipment training before they used the equipment on-site. ...

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