Effective Employee Training

2 Credits: Personnel/Human Resources


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Effective Employee Training

Course Level
CPE Credits

2 Credits: Personnel/Human Resources

Course Description

The Effective Employee Training course describes how training can be made more effective, so that it generates an improvement in business performance. The course covers the alignment of training with corporate strategy, how training materials should be tailored to specific needs, and how training materials can be designed to maximize knowledge retention. The course also covers how employees should be supported after training has been completed, so that they can implement what they have learned.

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Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

Chapter 1

  • Recognize the ways in which training can be measured.
  • Note the purpose of the training department in how it delivers content.

Chapter 2

  • Cite the components of the training cycle.
  • Recognize the circumstances under which different training delivery methods should be used.
  • Recognize the circumstances under which pre-work should be assigned.
  • Note how the spacing effect impacts the learning experience.
  • Recognize when performance support materials can be applied to the training experience.
  • Note the best practices that can be applied to training activities.

Chapter 3

  • Cite the changes that can be made to improve the physical environment of training.
  • Recognize the changes that can be made to improve the learning environment.
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Course Specifics

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Revision Date
February 9, 2024


Advanced Preparation


Compliance Information

NASBA Provider Number: 103220

CFP Notice: Not all courses that qualify for CFP® credit are registered by Western CPE. If a course does not have a CFP registration number in the compliance section, the continuing education will need to be individually reported with the CFP Board. For more information on the reporting process, required documentation, processing fee, etc., contact the CFP Board. CFP Professionals must take each course in it’s entirety, the CFP Board DOES NOT accept partial credits for courses.

Meet The Experts

Steven M. Bragg, CPA, is a full-time book and course author who has written more than 300 business books and courses. He provides Western CPE with self-study courses in the areas of accounting and finance, with an emphasis on the practical application of accounting standards and management techniques. A sampling of his courses include the The New Controller Guidebook, The GAAP Guidebook, Accountants’ Guidebook, and Closing the Books: An Accountant’s Guide. He also manages the Accounting Best Practices podcast. Steven has been the CFO or controller of both public and private companies and has been a consulting manager with Ernst & Young and …