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CWMA--Evaluating Performance, Learning Objectives and Training Effectiveness for Managers


The top two responses from students after training about their failure to implement training concepts and skills are: 1) I haven’t had time and 2) management doesn’t want to change what we do. The number one person responsible for effective application of training on the job is you – the manager or supervisor! Why do managers spend the money on training? What is the purpose of sending staff to training? How do you evaluate whether the money and time has been value added? Is training effectiveness primarily the role of the trainers you select? This half day session will explore the role of the manager in ensuring effective training and implementation on the job for performance improvements. 

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this half day session, using notes, provided resources, and insights from other participants in the class, participants will be able to:

  • Clarify your role as a manager in ensuring successful and effective application of employee training;
  • Evaluate and match learning objectives to employee performance requirements;
  • Identify and evaluate tools for evaluating the effectiveness of staff training; and
  • Identify applicable methods to assess student learning after the training event.

Technology Requirement(s):


Materials & Supplies:

Participants will be provided with a USB flash drive that includes the resources referenced or used during the class.


Identify the top issues you have as a manager in deciding who and why to send someone to training and your key challenges in ensuring performance improvements.

Minimum Requirement(s):

Students must be in attendance for the entire class and actively participate in discussions and activities. 


Training managers and supervisors who want to evaluate training effectiveness


There are no registration fees for this class.


Georgia L. Harris,
Elizabeth Gentry
Office of Weights and Measures
Phone: (301) 975 - 4014
Email: g.harris@nist.gov

Related Project(s):

NIST OWM has a number of other training opportunities scheduled. For more information:


Start Date: Thursday, May 22, 2014
End Date: Thursday, May 22, 2014
Location: St. Louis, MO
Audience: Industry, Government
Format: Seminar


NIST/Office of Weights and Measures

Class No. 5310

Event Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET (1 hour lunch break)

Registration Deadline: Friday, May 2, 2014


You must register in the Office of Weights and Measures Contact Management System. You must first establish a primary contact account by going to the link listed above. Follow the instructions to create an account unless you are already a registered user.

Your request for a contact account will be processed within one business day. You will be sent a password, so that you can then register in our training system (How to Request Training & Transcript Using the Contacts System-PDF) for this class. If you have any questions, contact Isabel Chavez at 301-975-2128.

Registration Contact:

Isabel Chavez,
Contact Management System Administrator,
Phone: (301) 975 - 2128
Email: isabel.chavez@nist.gov

Security Instructions:


Visitor Information 





St. Louis Union Station Hotel,
1820 Market Street,
St. Louis, MO 63103

Technical Contact:

Georgia L. Harris,
Office of Weights and Measures,
Phone: (301) 975 - 4014
Email: g.harris@nist.gov