Effective training evaluation saves lives and many millions of dollars. DeakinPrime evaluation specialist Marguerite Foxon delivers outstanding outcomes through her impact evaluation methodology to organisations as diverse as Motorola, BNSF Railway and Coopers & Lybrand (PriceWaterhouseCoopers). Impact evaluation has helped these organisations to improve their safety records and deliver substantial cost savings.
DeakinPrime understands the successes and challenges of training evaluation. Organisations want to do more with training evaluation but worry about the cost. Many collect training data but don’t do much with it.
Impact evaluation goes beyond measuring the return on investment to reveal the true impact of learning on an organisation. This thought-leading methodology:
- uses evaluation to address the business issues that keep CEOs awake at night;
- goes beyond blaming the training to clearly identify the “other stuff” that impacts on outcomes;
- gathers statistically useful, relevant and credible data and makes use of it; and
- enhances decision making and measures real business performance.
This month, Marguerite launched DeakinPrime’s impact evaluation series, attended by participants from 12 partner organisations. Over two stimulating, insightful days, Marguerite facilitated a strategic evaluation workshop and an Impact evaluation master class where she shared tips and tools for implementing this thought-leading approach to investigating the impact of learning.