Advocates of outdoor experiential training (OET) fervently believe in its efficacy, but often have difficulty mustering “hard data” on the business results attributable to OET. OET adherents tend to rely on testimonials of how it promotes leadership and team development. Return on investment (ROI) analysis is perhaps the best way to demonstrate the impact of OET. ROI calculations treat leadership and team development training expenditures as an investment and evaluate the financial returns to an organization relative to that investment. This paper outlines a model by which the ROI of OET can be calculated, and encourages research in this area.
Williams, S., Graham, T. and Baker, B. (2003), "Evaluating outdoor experiential training for leadership and team building", Journal of Management Development, Vol. 22 No. 1, pp. 45-59. https://doi.org/10.1108/02621710310454851Download as .RIS
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