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    Virtual May Chapter Meeting: Training Effectiveness to an Organization: Training is an "Investment" and not a "Cost"

    Date: May 14, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    Lynchburg Regional SHRM Inc.
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    When: May 14, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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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.


    Pre-Approved for SHRM Credit (1.00 "General HR" Credit Hour)

    Pre-Approved for HRCI Credit (1.00 PDC Credit Hour)

    Lynchburg Regional SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP professional development credits (PDCs). This program is valid for 1 PDC. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

    Lynchburg Regional SHRM is a recognized provider of recertification credits. HR Certification Institute ® preapproved this program for 1 HR (General) credit towards aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™, and SPHRi™ recertification.