Confirmative Evaluation: Practical Strategies for Valuing Continuous Improvement

Confirmative Evaluation: Practical Strategies for Valuing Continuous Improvement

Confirmative Evaluation: Practical Strategies for Valuing Continuous Improvement

Confirmative Evaluation: Practical Strategies for Valuing Continuous Improvement

Synopsis

This much-needed book offers trainers, consultants, evaluation professionals, and human resource executives and practitioners a hands-on resource for understanding and applying the proven principles of confirmative evaluation. Confirmative evaluation is a marriage of evaluation and continuous improvement. Unlike other types of evaluation¾which are used during the design of a learning program or applied immediately after conducting a program¾confirmative evaluation follows several months after the program is implemented. It tests the endurance of outcomes, the return on investment, and establishes the effectivenss, efficiency, impact, and value of the training over time.

Excerpt

Have you ever…

Helped an employee maintain or continue to improve performance
long after initial training or learning occurred?

Found that new contexts or new performance standards mandated a
change in performance?

Experienced ineffective skill-building programs that had to be discarded,
repurposed, or replaced?

Needed to determine how critical a particular performance factor was
to organizational success?

Needed to establish that your training program has measurably
improved business results?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then read on…

This book is all about confirmative evaluation, “a new paradigm for continuous improvement” (Moseley and Solomon, 1997, p. 12). Confirmative evaluation verifies the continuing merit, worth, and value of instruction over . . .

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