First off thanks to everyone for all of the great advice and feedback in my other posts. I have another one for ya...
We are currently working on establishing developmental objectives for our employees. I have taken care of all of mine except one. Instead of assigning developmental objectives I asked my directs during our weekly O3's to think of ad least two things and we will go from there. One of my directs who is more or less a member of our emergency response team (basically a fire brigade/hazardous materials team) wishes to develop their problem solving and decision making skills. I agree that this is an area where they need improvement. My company has a couple of online, self paced classes that this person can take, however I need to have some way of measuring the establishment of this new behavior. In other words I need some other metric to see a change after they have completed the classes. The first developmental objective for this employee will be to complete the two classes with a passing grade by a specified date, which is an MT goal. Any thoughts on what I can do for the second part???