No Image Available


Read more from TrainingZone

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘div-gpt-ad-1705321608055-0’); });

EvaluationZone – FAQs


Your key questions answered

EvaluationZone had 17,500 hits in its first week after launching on 7th January 2002. That's a lot of interest! Because of the level of interest and the number of enquiries we've received, we've prepared this page in response to member requests to help those wanting to find out more about the aims and objectives of EvaluationZone before they subscribe.

Who runs EvaluationZone?

EvaluationZone is a service run jointly by TrainingZONE and evaluation specialist Paul Kearns. Having worked in the HR and Training field since 1978 in engineering, construction and manufacturing, Paul has earned a reputation as a leading authority in the field of HR strategy, measurement, ROI and evaluation and has written a number of books on the subject, including Measuring the Impact of Training and Development on the Bottom Line and The Bottom Line HR Function. Read some testimonials from Paul's clients here.

What do I get if I sign up?

A whole year's worth of advice and support from an expert and from other members, practical exercises, workshops, a quarterly newsletter, discussion forums and reading lists for starters. EvaluationZone is updated regularly with best practice studies, new topic areas, workshop reports and reading lists to be added, this site is going to grow!

How does EvaluationZone differ to other specialist websites?

EvaluationZone, is an unique, online, structured development programme that also provides a forum for sharing techniques and ideas. Not only does it offer a service currently unavailable anywhere else but it is a programmed, learning website. Subscribers are able to learn at their own pace yet always have the reassurance that, if they stumble along the way, expert guidance is on hand. EvaluationZone is based on a simple yet revolutionary evaluation model and framework that can be applied to absolutely any type of training and development intervention. The principles are easy to learn and its practical application offers trainers enormous developmental opportunities.

What are the monthly online workshops?

The monthly workshops take place live on TrainingZONE and deal with very specific topics raised by the subscribers. They are live usually at 1300 (GMT) on the first Friday in each month, although the times can change in order for members overseas to attend more easily.

My office has a firewall - will I still be able to access the workshops?

Some users entering the workshops through a computer network in their organisation may have problems accessing the workshop area initially. This can be overcome by providing your IT department with the following information: Hostname:, Port: 8000.

How long do I have to wait for a response if I post my query to the Discussion Forum?

Immediate questions can be posted on the Forum and an answer is guaranteed within 7 days.

How do I find out what others are doing with their evaluation programmes?

Because EvaluationZone follows some common principles and guidelines it means that subscribers can easily compare experiences. Benchmarking with your peers now becomes a reality.

What if I have a specific question that's not covered on EvaluationZone already?

EvaluationZone also offers plenty of opportunities to discuss many critical issues including training needs analysis, design, delivery, knowledge management, intellectual capital and organisational learning, as well as evaluation and ROI, in the Forum and monthly Workshops. But when you want a definitive answer to your most taxing questions we will be there for you. More importantly, any newcomers will find that they can catch up with the latest thinking in evaluation and ROI by following their own personal development route.

How do I subscribe?

A year's access to EvaluationZone can be purchased for at the special price of 500 GBP + VAT with all major credit or debit cards or, if you don't have access to a company credit card, via purchase order. Please contact for more details on how to purchase, or click here to purchase online now.


Get the latest from TrainingZone.

Elevate your L&D expertise by subscribing to TrainingZone’s newsletter! Get curated insights, premium reports, and event updates from industry leaders.


Thank you!