Training evaluation: perspectives and evidence from Canada

P Nick Blanchard, James W. Thacker, Sean A. Way

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This article examines the issue of training evaluation in Can‐ada; the difference between what academics have suggested should be done, and what practitioners are actually doing. This article first presents the academic perspective of training evaluation. Then, through a survey, determines how Canadian organisations are evaluating their training programmes, at both the management and non‐management level. The practitioner perspective is presented as a supporting rationale for the survey results. The article provides insight as to how a dialogue between practitioners and academics could lead to more effective and meaningful research and practice.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)295-304
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Training and Development
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2000
Externally publishedYes

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