EJTN releases a comprehensive tool to help with evaluating training activities

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

  • EJTN is delighted to release its Judicial Training Methods Guidelines for Evaluation of Judicial Training practices manual, a hands-on resource for evaluating training activities.
  • The manual will help Europe’s judicial trainers, training providers and national training institutions with evaluating the learning impact of training.

EJTN is delighted to release its Judicial Training Methods Guidelines for Evaluation of Judicial Training practices manual, which is a succinct and comprehensive resource addressing the important issue of the evaluation of training.

This manual, which supports judicial training providers with their work in evaluating training activities, is designed as a hands-on resource highlighting relevant practical examples. The manual reflects on EJTN’s previous work within this area, highlights EJTN’s activities on evaluation and contains a whole host of facts on the challenging art of evaluation. Those EJTN evaluation tools already produced have been incorporated into the manual, thus providing a centralised access to each of these tools.

Helping judicial trainers, training providers and national training institutions
Available as an e-tool, in both English and French, the manual includes concrete references and samples of evaluation tools and methods such as questionnaires, surveys, peers reviews and action plans. It is based on Kirkpatrick’s four-level training evaluation model, and offers four chapters with each one focussing on one of the levels. The manual will help judicial trainers, training providers and national training institutions to assess the learning impact of training activities throughout all of the four Kirkpatrick levels.

The manual does not differentiate between face-to-face-training, e-learning or blended learning, since its focus is on evaluating the outcomes of training. These guidelines only consider evaluating continuous training activities.

These guidelines have been researched, prepared and validated by an expert group of EJTN’s Judicial Training Methods Working Group, and the work with the guidelines is intended to be an ongoing process. Future updates of this manual are foreseen under the auspices of the Working Group. 

EJTN is proud to remain committed to providing the tools and resources needed to assist Europe’s judicial trainers, training providers and national training institutions.