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Alignment of Programs and Evaluation Planning

In far too many situations, leadership development programs are implemented without a complete picture of the reason for the program. Pursuing initiatives without knowing why and not identifying clear performance or business needs or measures up front can be disastrous in today’s economic climate. Evaluation is too often an afterthought. This chapter explores why it is important to plan ahead, how to align programs with business needs using the V-Model, the process of integrating needs with the evaluation, and the steps and artifacts included in evaluation planning.

ACHIEVING THE PROPER ALIGNMENT

The basis for a leadership development program adding value rests on the rationale for its existence ...

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