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Training ROI Practical Applications

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Course Overview

The workshop is designed to be interactive and participatory. It includes various pedagogical tools to enable participants to learn effectively and efficiently in a multilateral environment. The course is built on real business scenarios that stem from what participants experience in their workplace, to ensure behavioral change upon returning to their job.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Establish a solid relationship between business needs and training projects
  • Scientifically isolate the impact of the most common training programs on business outcomes
  • Monetize the benefits of the most common training programs
  • Compare the costs of training programs depending on their delivery methods – online, onsite, and blended
  • Optimize the ROI on training programs

Target Competencies

  • Business acumen
  • ROI calculation
  • Training needs analysis
  • Instructional design
  • Decision making

Analytical thinking

Target Audiance

  • The eager entrepreneur seeking to maximize returns on investment through strategic training allocation.
  • The seasoned HR professional aiming to quantify the effectiveness of employee development initiatives.
  • The curious analyst eager to delve into the metrics behind training programs for enhanced organizational performance.

Schedule Dates

Training ROI Practical Applications
10 September 2024 - 11 September 2024
Training ROI Practical Applications
10 December 2024 - 11 December 2024
Training ROI Practical Applications
10 March 2025 - 11 March 2025
Training ROI Practical Applications
10 June 2025 - 11 June 2025

Course Content

  • The cost items of a training program
  • The enigma of training benefits
  • Starting with business needs in mind
  • The ROI formula
  • Strategies to optimize the ROI on training programs

  • A typical leadership development program
  • the most common components
  • The organizational benefits of leadership development programs
  • Monetizing the benefits of leadership development programs
  • Isolating the impact of leadership development programs on business outcomes

  • Costs involved in health and safety accidents
  • Saving money through health and safety training
  • The ROI formula applied to health and safety training
  • Is it worth having your internal trainers?

  • How MS Excel training programs help employees
  • Monetizing the benefits of Microsoft Excel training programs
  • Ensuring implementation of newly acquired skills to maximize ROI
  • The right audience for a Microsoft Excel training program
  • The ROI formula applied to a Microsoft Excel training program
  • Participating in an open course or attending an in-company one? From an ROI perspective

  • Organizational benefits of customer service training programs
  • Connecting clients’ data to organizational performance
  • Analyzing the right customer service competencies
  • Partnering with internal business stakeholders to get required data
  • The ROI formula applied to a customer service training program

  • The financial risks involved in cyberattacks
  • The journey to design a self-led learning program
  • The cost of designing a self-led cybersecurity training program
  • Monetizing the benefits of cybersecurity awareness
  • The ROI formula applied to a cybersecurity training program


ROI (Return on Investment) in training measures the effectiveness and efficiency of training programs by comparing the benefits gained against the costs incurred. It helps organizations evaluate the impact of training on their bottom line.

ROI for training can be calculated by comparing the monetary benefits derived from the training (such as increased productivity or reduced turnover) with the total cost of the training program. The formula typically involves dividing the net benefits by the total cost and expressing the result as a percentage.

Practical methods for assessing training ROI include pre- and post-training assessments, surveys, performance metrics, focus groups, and interviews with stakeholders. These methods help gather data on the effectiveness of training programs and their impact on key performance indicators.

Challenges in measuring training ROI may include difficulty in isolating the effects of training from other factors, lack of standardized metrics, data collection issues, resistance from stakeholders, and the complexity of quantifying intangible benefits such as improved morale or teamwork.

Organizations can enhance training ROI by aligning training initiatives with business goals, conducting needs assessments to identify training gaps, using innovative delivery methods, measuring training effectiveness, providing ongoing support and reinforcement, and continuously improving training based on feedback and evaluation.

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