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Evaluating Training – Capturing the Benefits Aspect of ROI

Obsidian Learning

Training evaluation is necessary and, in many ways, critical to the success of a business. But because short term priorities always seem to take precedence, it is typically something we plan to do better in the next course, or maybe next month, or even next year. In the current economic context, people represent one of the primary strategic assets of a business. In the L&D world, we are all familiar with Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Evaluation.

The LTEM Training & Learning Evaluation Model

Convergence Training

A quick reminder, most of you probably know who Dr. Will Thalheimer is, he’s kind of a learning research legend. And in particular, we talked about Kirkpatrick , Philips , Brinkerhoff , and Kaufman. Can you tell everybody what what you were thinking and what you were trying to do when you created LTEM? And not only that, but our learning evaluation gurus, Kirkpatrick, Brinkerhoff, etc., So clearly, we’re not doing as well as we might be doing.