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WWMA--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 and Carol Hockert,
Office of Weights and Measures
(301) 975 - 4014
Email: g.harris [at] (g[dot]harris[at]nist[dot]gov)


NIST/Office of Weights and Measures

Class No. 5328

Event Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (with one hour for lunch)

Registration Deadline: Thursday, September 4, 2014

Hilton Portland and Executive Tower
921 SW Sixth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204-1611
Phone: (503) 226-1611

Created April 7, 2014, Updated May 13, 2016