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GFI approves certificate training programs that have been designed and developed in accordance with GFI standards and protocols.
The standards used by GFI to determine accreditation status are shown below:
1.1. The training program is created in accordance with a formal instructional design plan that follows training and educational best practices
1.2. The instructional design includes the following:
2.1. The training program is designed and developed by appropriately qualified personnel and follow training and education industry generally accepted practices.
2.2. The training program must be designed and aligned with its purpose, scope, and intended learning outcomes and
2.3. The training program’s final assessment must be designed and developed by appropriately qualified personnel and be aligned with the intended learning outcomes.
2.4. The program must provide mechanisms to allow learners to provide feedback on the content, the assessment and delivery method of the training program,
2.5. The assessment scoring system must be designed by appropriately qualified personnel and use methods consistent with the learning outcomes and purpose of the training. The results of the assessment must be communicated to participants in a consistent, timely, and appropriate manner
3.1. The training program, and assessment, must be subject to a regular evaluation to ensure the ongoing quality and effectiveness of the program against its stated objectives
3.2. The evaluation must include a process to ensure that any changes to the program’s purpose, scope, or learning outcomes are adjusted in a timely manner
4.1. The parameters for writing multiple choice questions must include the following:
4.2. All assessments within the programs are multiple choice, single answer questions. Each multiple choice question is equally weighted and earns one point for each correct answer. All instructional designers receive training on the parameters for writing multiple choice questions
Assessments must be provided to an independent steering committee/advisory group for their suitability and difficulty level.
Before being included in the exams, all new questions are piloted to a sample of at least 10 learners to attest to their difficulty level.
Training evaluation is the systematic process of analyzing training programs to ensure that they are delivered effectively and efficiently.
Training evaluation identifies training gaps and discovers opportunities for improving training programs. Collecting feedback is a critical component to be able to assess whether training programs are able to achieve intended outcomes, and the training materials and resources used are aligned to relevant industry standards.
Evaluation of training provides comprehensive feedback on the value of the training programs and their effectiveness in achieving their intended goals. It assists management to better understand and identify skill gaps to analyze the desired outcomes of training programs. It also assists to:
The training evaluation process is broken down into 4 separate stages outlined below:
Step 1: Evaluation Model
Green Flower adopts a combination of the Kirkpatrick and Phillips training evaluation model. This model breaks down the evaluation process into 5 levels:
Step 2. Determining indicators of training effectiveness
To effectively evaluate the training programs, we have determined the following factors/indicators as indicative of the programs success. Such indicators include:
Step 3. Methodologies for collecting data
The training evaluation methods uses include:
5.3. Analyze Data
The final step is to analyze the data collected and to document the findings of the performed training evaluation. Evaluation must be carried out at least annually.