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Message 1 of 1: Peter Mayes on 22/10/2012
Hi all

As a result of my contributions to dialogue on other forums I have begun writing an article on my various deliberations which is forming in my mind what I am calling the 'Training Success Paradigm' (grand I know but the article goes some way to explaining).

Concerned that what I have so far concluded may be obvious and I have missed something in my literature review can anyone point me to any succinct definition of training success irrespective of what the training is, how it is conducted and in particular absent of any indication of methodology of evaluation.

My challenge is to remove from the paradigm the concept that "training success depends if this and the other ..." I want the paradigm to be solid and be succinctly stated as "training success is achieved when ..." (adding to the sentence won't improve the statement and subtracting from the sentence would render the statement incomplete).

I have looked at Kirkpatrick, Kearns, Bramley, Brinkerhoff to name a few on evaluation. Reviewed a few standards including ISO on training and been in and out of dictionaries and wikis like a demented student:)

Thoughts welcome.

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