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Developing our people is an essential part of ensuring continued organisational performance.

In order to ensure the development we deliver is appropriate and effective in addressing individual and organisational needs it is important that the transfer of learning into the workplace is assessed through a process of review and evaluation.

Evaluation allows us to continually improve the learning and development offered through assessing whether objectives have been met; the value for money of our development activities and whether our resources are used wisely. You can help us in ensuring this by providing timely feedback on development activities you undertake. We welcome all honest feedback and comments, the good and the bad! Please do take the opportunity to have your say on what works well and provide your suggestions on how we can improve and further develop our programme by completing our evaluation surveys and questionnaires as detailed below.

Mike Heckman

How We Evaluate

Following on from any development activity that forms part of the People Development Programme we ask all staff to anonymously complete a short evaluation questionnaire. This is aimed at giving staff the opportunity to reflect on their experience of, and learning from, the development activity. It also provides valuable feedback to us so that we can continually review and improve the development on offer.

All facilitators involved in the delivery of any learning activity complete their own evaluation form as well as asking you to complete an evaluation form at the end of their sessions. If you haven’t been given the opportunity to provide feedback please contact the People Development Team. All feedback is then reviewed by the People Development team and our facilitators are required to demonstrate how they have acted on the feedback received.

The team also evaluates all training and development activities that they deliver or administer on a regular basis. This includes reviewing all evaluation questionnaires that are submitted to assess the reaction, learning attained and impact of the activities. This information is used to continuously improve the development activities on offer to colleagues at our University.