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ATD Greater Boston Learning Measurement SIG Presents: Yes! We Can Improve Our Smile Sheets, Get Meaningful Data, and Still Love Learning!

  • 16 Nov 2022
  • 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
  • Virtual - Link in Registration Email
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The ATD Greater Boston Chapter Special Interest Group on Learning Measurement Presents:

Yes! We Can Improve Our Smile Sheets, Get Meaningful Data, and Still Love Learning!

with Will Thalheimer, Ph.D.

Tier1 Performance

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

2:00 PM to 3:15 PM

VIRTUAL EVENT - Link in registration email

Only 15% of us—we learning professionals—feel we’re getting value from our learner surveys. In the most recent Learning Trends Survey 2022, 64% of us want to make modest or significant improvements in the way we are measuring learning. Even worse, scientific research from hundreds of studies show that traditional smile sheets are virtually uncorrelated with learning results! Fortunately, there is a better way, one that is easy and practical to use! In this session, renowned learning consultant and learning evaluator, Will Thalheimer, will share what he’s learned over the years. Drawing from his award-winning book, Performance-Focused Learner Surveys—the updated second edition was published earlier this year—Will will help us go beyond the research, he’ll share stories, he’ll show us how to craft performance-focused learner survey questions. This session is not to be missed! Not only does Will provide rigorous, relevant content, but his webinars are always engaging, fast-paced, interactive, and beautifully designed. As a bonus—maybe because he’s local to us in Somerville—Will promises to raffle two copies of his book for those in attendance.

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 (, 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); created LTEM, the Learning-Transfer Evaluation Model and the Presentation Science Workshop. Will co-created The Learning Development Accelerator, and the eLearning Manifesto.

Why Consider Joining the Measurement SIG?

The benefits of participating in the group will include:
  • Enhancing your professional development in the area of measurement and evaluation
  • Sharing measurement challenges and gaining insight and advice from others
  • Engaging in dialogue with subject matter experts
  • Providing information, tools and advice to fellow L&D practitioners in your organization
  • Demonstrating to executive stakeholders how you are increasing performance and results through learning
  • Making a contribution toward advancing the effectiveness of L&D worldwide, through more robust measurement and evaluation

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Refund Policy:

A full refund will be issued if the cancellation request is made on or before fourteen calendar days before the scheduled event.

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