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An Overview of Evaluation

What’s Inside This Chapter

This chapter walks you through the basic tenants of evaluation, why you should evaluate, and why some avoid the process. It finishes up with a case study on evaluating a training program. You’ll also learn about:

a basic definition of evaluation

benefits of evaluation

why talent development professionals avoid doing evaluations

how training evaluations go wrong

roles and responsibilities for evaluation

basics of the four levels of evaluation.

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An Overview of Evaluation

What Is Evaluation?

When you think of evaluating something, what do you think of? Assessing something against ...

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