Praise for the Book
"By utilizing Predictive Evaluations, my organization has been able to measure and prove the specific value of our training, as well as define the ultimate bottom-line business outcomes. Through this model, we are enabled to enhance our training during the design and delivery phases to optimize and gain the desired results. This book is a must read for anyone looking to analyze the cost/ benefit and justify training for an organization!"
Melodi Ramirez Tripp
Director Engineering Planning & Administration BNSF Railway Company
“With his innovative Predictive Evaluation model, Dave will transform 21st Century training evaluation. Written from the viewpoint of an experienced practitioner, Dave provides a roadmap for truly forecasting the business impact of training prior to making the investment.”
Dr. Rita Smith, Vice President Enterprise Learning, Ingersoll Rand University, Ingersoll Rand
“It is becoming increasingly more critical to demonstrate value when investing resources in training programs. Dave’s method offers a tangible way to assess a program’s impact to the bottom line before spending the money which gives significant credibility to training professionals.”
Lily Prost, Global Director of People & Organization Development, Merial Limited
“Dave provides clear and easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions on how to make sure that all your good Needs Analysis and effective Instructional Design are put to use in service of having the desired impact on your organization. He describes specific processes to be sure that the right data is uncovered, the details are specified and external factors impacting value are recognized and considered. He provides detailed guidelines on how to collect and analyze data related to adoption of new skills, knowledge and behavior. This book will help anyone struggling to show the value of training, before the training has been implemented and after.”
Christy Pines, Manager, Learning Services Corporate Human Resources Division, Cannon USA
“Dave Basarab has succeeded in identifying a realistic way to evaluate training. Having the three elements: Intention Evaluation, Adoption Evaluation, and Impact Evaluation, gives the training community the ability to measure training’s effectiveness throughout the process.
Dave’s background focusing on evaluation at Motorola with its continuous improvement/six sigma culture has enabled him to strive to find a real solution to the evaluation of training in a corporate setting. The challenges we all have had to face when attempting a ROI model are addressed in Dave’s book.
I found Predictive Evaluation engaging, practical, and insightful. I plan on encouraging my staff in using this model for our evaluation activities.”
Charleen Allen, Director, Global Learning & Development, Baker Hughes, Inc.
"Dave Basarab has created a unique approach to measure training ROI and found a powerful way to calculate how training investments can be linked to business results. This book is a must read for any learning leader that wants to have a seat at the executive table."
Bjorn Billhardt, CEO
Enspire Learning, Inc.