Designing Evaluations for Maximum Utilization

Course Description
Too often in education and training, evaluation studies end up collecting dust on shelf. This is an unnecessary waste of time for everyone involved in the process. However, evaluations have enormous potential to yield critical information that can guide decision-makers. The secret to effective evaluations is in the planning. It is about asking the right questions then efficiently gathering data to address them. Ultimately, the success of any evaluation study is determined by the extent to which your stakeholder uses the findings.

This interactive seminar will prepare you to design evaluations that will maximize the value of your evaluation efforts.

Who should participate?
Performance Technologists, Instructional Designers, Evaluators, Trainers, Training and Human Resource Managers, Organizational Development Consultants, Educational Technologists and eLearning Developers
Performance Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Define evaluation
  • Recognize the value of evaluations that emphasize information utilization rather than a particular evaluation model
  • List legitimate and illegitimate reasons for conducting evaluations
  • Illustrate the structure of an effective evaluation plan
  • Write focused evaluation questions
  • Determine what information is needed to answer focused evaluation questions
  • Identify relevant sources of evaluation information
  • Select efficient information collection methodologies
  • Forecast information analysis strategies
  • Define an information reporting process that meets the needs of stakeholders
1-Day Leader-Led
Howard B. Lewis, Ph.D., CPT
1.888.IPS.TEAM (ext. 2)

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