An Analysis of Training-Related Outcomes Within Canadian National Sport Organizations

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  • 1 University of Windsor
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Past research has demonstrated that human resource training often results in improved individual and organizational performances. Yet, the focus has been on whether or not training has an impact on performance, rather than the nature of that impact. The purpose of this study is to investigate the nature of training-related outcomes in the context of one training program within the Canadian national sport sector. Interviews were conducted with key representatives from 12 Canadian national sport organizations. Findings showed the manifestations of performance change that occur as a result of training, revealing a new way of thinking at the individual level, a new way of doing within group and organizational processes, and a new way of being across organizations. Three theoretical perspectives—interpretation, learning, and institutional—are used to frame the discussion of the findings. Implications for practice and future research are presented.

Millar is with the Department of Kinesiology, Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Windsor, Windsor, ON, Canada. Stevens is with the Department of Sport Management, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON, Canada.

Millar (pmillar@uwindsor.ca) is corresponding author.
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