Evaluating (quantitatively and qualitatively) training and development activities should be an important part of strategic activities within organizations. Discuss the training evaluation process, starting with the concept of a training needs analysis, to a discussion of the importance of transfer of training, to a discussion of the ways that the benefits can be computed (cost-benefit analysis, return-on investment analysis and benchmarking). Also, briefly discuss the benefits (study-wise) of some of the more common training approaches (lectures, intercultural competence training, succession planning, on-the-job training, and online training approaches). Do they work or not? (You might need to dig a bit to find data about these.) As well as discuss why management modeling, coaching, and mentoring are valuable parts of management development efforts.
Your initial response should not consist solely of opinion statements, but be supported by factual information. As references, you may use your textbook or other articles and resources. Remember to use APA format for in-text reference citations.
In your responses to classmates, you may discuss what you learned from their posts, what surprised you about their posts, and/or how their posts relate to things that you have read about or experienced in your own life.