Feds Lead the Way in Making Training Evaluations More Effective

U.S. government agencies are taking heed to the recommendations outlined in a 2009 ASTD report, The Value of Evaluation. In 2009, the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) published The Value of Evaluation: Making Training Evaluations More Effective, a report that revealed how well training evaluation was meeting organizations’ business needs. Responses to the 26 questions led to disturbing conclusions, particularly that “Only about one-quarter of respondents… agreed that their organization got a solid ‘bang for the buck’ from its training evaluation efforts,” the report states.

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