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Training Transfer and Evaluation

How effective is training? Explore best practice methods in training evaluation, and the barriers surrounding training transfer.

  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    8 hours

Learn how to apply a variety of training methods for the appropriate context

This course will feature two key foci. The first explores training evaluation, and best practices to create actionable information. We explore some of the key theories and methodologies used to inform training evaluation.

The second explores training transfer and its issues in turning training into performance. Here we consider the individual, team and organisational barriers to transfer.

What topics will you cover?

  • Key training evaluation models eg Kirkpatrick and systems-based approaches. Discuss different evaluation types eg pre-post designs
  • Role of technology
  • Training transfer. What are the barriers to performance when performance has been enacted?

Learning on this course

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of how training can be evaluated, and the implications of this in practice
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the barriers to learning transfer and the ways in which training can lead to organisational outcomes

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone wishing to explore key theories and methodologies used to inform training evaluation.

Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

PhD Business and Economics,
Assistant Professor in Occupational, Business and Organisational Psychology,
Chair of Organisational Psychology for the British Academy of Management

Module Leader: Learning, Training and Development

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured 5 QS Stars for Teaching and Online Learning in the QS World University Ranking 2020 and has received No. 1 in the world for Massive Open Online Courses in MoocLab’s World University Ranking 2021.

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