What Sticks? The Evaluation of a Train-the-Trainer Course in Military Ethics and its Perceived Outcomes

Eva van Baarle, Laura Hartman, Desiree Verweij, Bert Molewijk, Guy Widdershoven

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Ethics training has become a common phenomenon in the training of military professionals at all levels. However, the perceived outcomes of this training remain open. In this article, we analyze the experiences of course participants who were interviewed 6–12 months after they had participated in a train-the-trainer course in military ethics developed by the Faculty of Military Sciences of the Netherlands Defence Academy. Through qualitative inductive analysis, it is shown how participants evaluate the training, how they perceive the development of their moral competence, and how they see the impact of the training on their own training practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-77
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Military Ethics
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2017


  • Moral competence
  • ethics education
  • military ethics
  • outcomes
  • qualitative study

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