Date of Award

Fall 8-1-2007

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS)

First Advisor

Rick Christoph


Training is key piece to any profession, service, or various life journeys. Training can include explanation and demonstration of job duties, overviews of company procedures and policies, as well as summaries of what to expect. Therefore, whether you are a volunteer at the local nursing home, president of an international bank, or something as common as having a baby, there should be at least some level of training involved. This report focuses on how that training will affect the employee, volunteer, or individual before the training is received, during the training, after the training is presented, and at a length of time after the training is received. We will look at how the training type is selected, who selects it, how training is presented, and what did the learner actually benefit from the training? We will also focus on how various types of training affect various learners. The two main concepts researched include training relevance and how the personal appeal of a trainer affects a training program's success. To gain insight into these issues, an online survey of 30 questions was completed by 34 individuals in May of 2007. The results were compiled to aid in the support of our research topics.