Faculty Research & Creative Activity

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April 2019


The purpose of this study was to identify training delivery methods currently being utilized by the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) Illinois members. Through analysis, the purpose of this study was accomplished and refined. The result of the research created an inventory of training delivery methods currently utilized and identified the single most utilized and perceived most effective training delivery method among Illinois ASTD members that participated in the study. These results allow training professionals to compare training delivery methods utilized by Illinois ASTD members surveyed with the training delivery methods utilized by their own organization. The comparison allows the training professional to document any trend shifts in the utilization of training delivery methods and evaluate any needed changes to their own individual organizational training practices. Factors affecting the generalizability of the results and implications of the study are discussed. Recommendations for practice and further research were made based on the findings of this study.