Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Dot gov

The .gov means it’s official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you’re on a federal government site.


The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

NEWMA--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.


Elizabeth Gentry,
Georgia L. Harris,
Office of Weights and Measures
(301) 975 - 3690


NIST/Office of Weights and Measures

Class No. 5308

Event Time: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm ET

Registration Deadline: Friday, April 18, 2014

Radisson Hotel Manchester (Downtown)
700 Elm St,
Manchester, NH 03101
(603) 625-1000

Created February 12, 2014, Updated May 13, 2016