How to create an effective training evaluation strategy

Evaluation is the most neglected part of the L&D cycle.

My guess is that this is because most people in L&D prefer to be in training rooms or designing workshops, or creating transformational strategies to allow individuals and organisations to reach their potential … I’m getting carried away now … the point is that few of us get excited about the subject of evaluation.

Merle Van Der Voorde was no exception, and wasn’t exactly thrilled when asked to deliver an evaluation project for the various learning and development courses, programmes and other activities on offer.

However, like most things, the more you know about them, the more interesting they become and in this podcast Merle shares the strategy and approach she used, and talks through some examples from her organisation.

Click here to see the training evaluation resources mentioned in the podcast.

 

Merle van der Voorde


Merle Van Der Voorde is a Senior Learning Advisor at the Dutch Academy for International Relations. At the Academy she focuses on informal and social learning, evaluation, intercultural exchange and security and defence topics … read more about Merle here

About John Tomlinson
I am a writer, podcaster, and Learning and Development professional, mainly into leadership development and creating great workplaces. I am especially interested in leadership and reading about leaders in history and understanding what we can learn from them, and in how politics and history are linked, and how we can improve public policy and political leadership through understanding history. I am based in Madrid, Spain, but am from Leeds in the UK which is why I am a Leeds United supporter.

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