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Researchers at UH Seeking Organizations Interested in Evaluating Training Effectiveness

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April 4, 2008-Houston-
Effective training programs are the cornerstones for successful, productive organizations. Too often, however, many companies fail to evaluate the efficiency of these programs and waste budget dollars on methods that do not work.

The University of Houston's Center for Applied Psychological Research (CAPR) is seeking companies and organizations to participate in a research project focused on the effectiveness of corporate training. There is no cost for this assessment, and evaluations will be conducted at each organization's site. Previous companies that have worked with CAPR include Saudi Aramco and ExxonMobil.

The overall goal of this project is to discover how organizations can measure and evaluate the effectiveness of their organizational training programs. Interested parties may contact Christiane Spitzmueller, assistant professor of psychology, at either cspitzmueller@uh.edu or 713-743-8625, or Alex Milam, UH teaching fellow at amilam3@uh.edu.

"Training in organizations is often conducted without regard for its effectiveness or return on investment. Similarly, the roles of individual training instructors and participants are not taken into account. As a result, organizations are misspending time and money on non-beneficial training programs," Spitzmueller said.

WHAT: Corporate Training Research Project - Call for Participants
WHEN: Ongoing
WHERE: University of Houston
Department of Psychology
126 Heyne Hall
Houston, TX 77204-5022
WHO: UH Center for Applied Psychological Research

Categories: Research