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This study focuses on a specific piece of evaluation carried out for the organisation which aimed to discover how effectively the organisation is using training to support ‘training transfer’, that is, the application of the knowledge and skills acquired from training in the workplace.

This publication describes the practice of systematic and in-depth evaluation of the effectiveness of training undertaken by a disability support service organisation, Spectrum Care. The publication focuses on a specific piece of evaluation carried out for the organisation by Te Pou, which aimed to discover how effectively the organisation is using training to support ‘training transfer’.

Spectrum Care is an independent charitable trust that provides services for children, young people and adults with disabilities, and their families. While Te Pou o Te Whakaaro Nui is a national centre of evidence based workforce development for the mental health, addiction and disability sectors in New Zealand.

The study showed good performance across the three types of training on pre-training factors known to enhance the likelihood of use. Trainees had good understanding of how training was expected to be of benefit to them and commonly saw it as an opportunity.

Read the full publication here: https://akoaotearoa.ac.nz/transfer-of-learning