A Program Evaluation of the Basic Supervisory Development Seminar
SAN DIEGO STATE UNIV CA
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Every year the U.S. Navy spends thousands of dollars on training programs to increase the effectiveness and leadership abilities of the supervisors within the Naval Civilian Personnel Command. Presently, there is no means to measure the degree to which these courses are meeting their instructional objectives. In most cases, the sole qualitative and quantitative evaluation of the courses comes from end-of-course critiques completed by the attendees. The purpose of this study was to take one of these courses and attempt the measure of degree to which it was accomplishing its objectives. Specifically, the Basic Supervisory Development Seminar was evaluated under a two phase project. Phase 1 involved a survey of past attendees to determine if adequate emphasis was placed on the course content to meet their needs as supervisors once back on the job. Phase 2 involved an evaluation of three different sessions of the seminar to determine if it had a significant influence on the leadership styles of its attendees.
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