Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Leadership (MAL)




This final project examines the effects of performance-focused training on learning transfer by exploring different types of training, learning transfer theories, adult learning styles, and training evaluation. The purpose of this research is to address the question: will a training program designed around a performance-focused model result in a significant level of learning transfer as perceived by the participants? Performance-focused training attaches business goals to training programs, and includes significant evaluation, which enhances learning transfer. Organizations using this type of training see a significant level of learning transfer because the organization recognizes the value of training, designs training programs with skill application in mind., and consistently evaluates training effectiveness. Creating a return on investment in training, by attaching business goals to the objectives, provides a greater incentive for organizations to continue to see it as an important and effective use of employees' time. Providing a performance focus in training is integral in providing high levels of learning transfer and meeting business goals for any organization.


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