Potholes Along Road To Evaluating Learning Outcomes: The Case Of Outdoor Management Training

Glenn M. McEvoy, Paul F. Buller

Abstract


Using experiences from an assessment of en outdoor management training program, this paper examines issues in training evaluation that are not often addressed. We present a five-step model suggesting key questions that must be answered before the appropriate evaluation approach can be determined. We conclude by warning that the clarion call for results-oriented training evaluation may he misguided, given the multiple and subtle purposes that training serves in the life of organizations.

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