First Things First: Focusing on the Obvious for Better Management and Leadership Development



Transfer of learning is a necessary step between learning and performance. This article is based upon a quantitative survey, studying the main transfer inhibiting and enhancing conditions from a public management program in the Belgian public sector. The statistical results demonstrate that individual and program characteristics determine primarily the transfer of what has been learned. This allows both researchers and practitioners to focus on the most obvious independent variables in order to increase the effectiveness of management and leadership development, i.e. the link between the program and the general HRM-processes in the organization, the opportunities provided to the participant and the communication towards the participant and his/her colleagues. Apart from that, the impact of the selection procedure for enrolment has a determining role on the program’s success.


management and leadership development, training effectiveness, transfer, human resource development.

Full Text:



  • There are currently no refbacks.
Creative Commons License
Transylvanian Review of Administrative Sciences by TRAS is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at

Online ISSN: 2247-8310 | Print ISSN: 1842-2845 |  © AMP

The opinions expressed in the texts published are the author’s own and do not necessarily express the views of TRAS editors. The authors assume all responsibility for the ideas expressed in the materials published.