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    Lynchburg May Virtual Chapter Meeting - Training Effectiveness

    Date: May 14, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    Lynchburg Regional SHRM
    Webinar/Zoom Presentation
    Free to RVSHRM members
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    Topic: Training Effectiveness to an Organization:  Training as an “Investment” and not a “Cost”

    What is the purpose of training?  What are the desired results?  How will the impact from training efforts be measured?  These are important questions for any training program, but too often they are not adequately addressed.  The result is ineffective training that wastes money and resources.

    In this presentation, we will examine the common barriers to providing effective training programs.  Using Kirkpatrick’s levels of training evaluation as a model, we will discuss the importance of training results to the bottom line of the organization.  We’ll also look at the impact of culture and behavior change in training programs, and how measurement and tracking can be used to improve training effectiveness.

    Learning Objectives

    • The common reasons why we train.
    • Why measure training effectiveness, and how to do it.
    • Kirkpatrick’s Model of Training Evaluation.
    • The importance of measuring training effectiveness to the organization.
    • Defining organizational culture.
    • How to change and influence employee behavior.
    • How to build an effective training program.


    Speaker: Michael Leigh, President - OpX Solutions LLC.

    Mike Leigh is the President of OpX Solutions, LLC, a performance improvement company that specializes in helping organizations pursue operational excellence.

    He began his career as an officer in the Navy, specializing in nuclear propulsion and surface warfare. During a 20-year career in both active duty and the reserves, he received numerous awards and qualifications, including certifications as a Navy Nuclear Engineer and a Navy training instructor.  Mike retired from the Navy Reserve as a commander in 2008.