Program Evaluated

New Director Training

Customer: Sun Microsystems

Program Description:

  • Sun Learning Services (SLS) deployed New Director Training (NDT) to improve directors’ productivity and leadership skills


  • A total number of students in the program over a five year period was 797, resulting in an overall cost of the program of more than $1.5 million
  • The impact of NDT training was measured with respect to improvements in
    – Performance which is reflected in performance reviews
    – Promotions
    – Base salary and merit pay
    – Retention


  • Directors who completed NDT achieved an average salary 7.8% higher than those directors not in the program
  • On average, participants received merit pay 27% more often than those not yet trained
  • Retention of the trained group was 22% higher than those directors not trained