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Who Needs a Needs Analysis Anyway?

Author: Sy Islam — When I teach my students about training, I stress the importance of needs analysis–the method by which trainers address skill gaps at the individual, group, and organizational level. Most training professionals would love to do more needs analysis, but they often face organizational barriers. Over the years, I have wrestled with why it’s such […]

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Should We Just Stop Using Smile Sheets?

Author: Sy Islam — Smile sheets, or affective/reaction measures of training and teaching effectiveness, are a staple of training evaluation. Often, trainee feedback is the only measure we use to assess training effectiveness. But does it make sense? Over the last three decades, many training professionals and I-O psychology practitioners have criticized the overuse of these training reaction measures. […]

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