ISPI SoCal Presents
Learning Evaluation is NOT Dead: Two Innovations that are Changing Everything with Will Thalheimer
Do you want your evaluations to transcend dusty old "smile sheets" so you can get to true continuous improvement? Will Thalheimer shows the way with:
Join us to find your way to what you really want to know.
- A distinctive questioning technique
- Learning Transfer Evaluation Model
Over the past decades, we learning-and-performance professionals have tried our best to hide our learning evaluations in the dark corners of the basement. Once or twice a year, we shine a light, dust off our smile sheets, hang them in the sun to dry, and then drag them down the stairs again to fester in the dank darkness. Research with professionals like us shows even we are dissatisfied with our own learning evaluations! Then, every few years, some new technology is offered, learning analytics, dashboards, big data, etc.—and yet, when examined closely, these shiny objects leave us disappointed. Where is fundamental innovation in learning evaluation?
Will Thalheimer, noted research-to-practice pioneer, is quietly leading the way. In this session, Will will share two learning-evaluation innovations, (1) his distinctive-questioning technique outlined in his award-winning book: Performance-Focused Learners Surveys, and (2) LTEM (the Learning-Transfer Evaluation Model), which is replacing the Kirkpatrick-Katzell Four-Level Model in many organizations. As learning-and-performance professionals we now have opportunities to create virtuous cycles of continuous improvement—through the evaluation tools we use.
About the Speaker
Will Thalheimer, PhD, MBA, Principal at TiER1 Performance. Will is a world-renowned speaker, writer, researcher, consultant focused on research-based best practices for learning design, learning evaluation, and presentation design. At TiER1 (TiER1Performance.com), Will works with multi-capability teams helping organizations activate their business, operational, and learning strategies—through their people. Prior to TiER1, Will founded and ran Work-Learning Research for 22 years, where his research reviews are still available. Will wrote the award-winning book Performance-Focused Learner Surveys (second edition 2022); created LTEM, the Learning-Transfer Evaluation Model and the Presentation Science Workshop. Will co-created The Learning Development Accelerator, and the eLearning Manifesto.
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