Many people, if they’re honest, will admit that they aren’t doing enough to evaluate their learning and development. Most of us get regular feedback from learners, and can be confident learning interventions are well received; most of us know that learning is a good thing to do; and in many cases there is broad alignment of learning interventions with organisational goals. But how many of us, hand on heart, can show the value that learning adds, can point to where it makes a difference, and can measure its contribution to business results?
you regularly and robustly measure the business impact of your learning and
development? Do you collect and analyse
meaningful data about the impact of your learning and development? Do you learn and apply the best techniques
for this? Do you invest in resource to
make this possible? Are you up-to-date
with the latest innovations? Do you have a portion of your L&D budget
dedicated to evaluation? Have you
undertaken any specialised evaluation or research training? Anyone who answers any of these questions “no”
is missing out.
thing is, dedicating scarce time and resources to evaluation can feel like an
added burden, an excess cost, even where no external help is bought. External help may be very valuable, but it
may also be very expensive. And if the
organisation’s managers already balk at the demands on them to support learning
interventions, how much more will they resist being asked to contribute to
evaluation? These are among the reasons
why learning evaluation is frequently neglected.
the answer is to hand.
you need is ready access to information, resources, a sense of what others are
doing, and the opportunity to ask questions of experts, whenever you need
it. All this and more is provided by the
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consultants, or costly processes, or specialised training, there is a minimum
you can do to keep abreast of evaluation issues and equip yourself to do better
Learning Evaluation Network is an online community of members with a shared
interest in, and experience of, evaluating learning and development in
organisations. Members are drawn from
all over the world, and include lots of practising L&D managers, and
leading thinkers like Professor Robert Brinkerhoff and Dr Alasdair Rutherford. The network includes not just connections
with other members, but blogs, a Q&A forum, book reviews and
recommendations, downloadable resources, a compendium of links to free
resources elsewhere, and much more.
is usually £132 (that’s £110 plus VAT in the UK), but you can benefit from an
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