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Special Interest Group: Measurement and Evaluation

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    • 14 Jun 2024
    • 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
    • Virtual - Link in Registration Email
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    Learning Measurement SIG Presents:

    Learning Evaluation As Decision Support: Measuring for Practical Advantage

    with Will Thalheimer

    June 14, 2024

    2:00 PM to 3:15 PM

    VIRTUAL WEBINAR - Link in registration email

    LEADS (Learning Evaluation As Decision Support) is a new approach to learning evaluation—one that aims to help us be more effective in our work, specifically supporting us in making the most critical decisions we must make as learning professionals. In this session, renowned learning-evaluation innovator, Will Thalheimer (our neighbor in Somerville), will introduce us to LEADS and provide practical solutions for our learning-evaluation goals. The session will briefly cover Performance-Focused Learner Surveys and LTEM (the Learning-Transfer Evaluation Model) and then delve into LEADS, describing its rationale, its 14 areas of decision-focus, and how to use it. Session participants will receive two chapters from Will’s new book, The CEO’s Guide to Training, eLearning & Work: Empowering Learning for a Competitive Advantage—chapters that describe LEADS and its rationale in more depth. Participants will also have the option of being included in a drawing to win one of Will’s books. For those hoping to up their game in learning evaluation, this session is not to be missed!

    About Our Speaker

    Will ThalheimerWill Thalheimer, PhD, MBA, Consultant, Speaker, Researcher at Work-Learning Research. Will is a world-renowned thought leader focused on research-based practices for learning, work performance, presentations, and evaluation—and an advocate for learning professionals. Through Work-Learning Research (https://www.worklearning.com/), Will empowers organizations to build maximally effective learning-and-performance solutions and strategies. Will wrote the award-winning book Performance-Focused Learner Surveys (second edition) and the CEO’s Guide to Training, eLearning & Work: Empowering Learning for a Competitive Advantage (2024). Will created LTEM, the Learning-Transfer Evaluation Model and conducts popular workshops like the LTEM Boot Camp. He co-created The Learning Development Accelerator and the eLearning Manifesto.

    Measurement Special Interest Group (SIG) Mission

    The mission of the group is to enhance members’ professional development in measurement and evaluation; to increase the effectiveness of their L&D organizations through measurement and evaluation; and to engage with the global community of L&D practitioners in applying measurement and evaluation to deliver performance and results through learning.

    The group addresses a wide range of topics, from getting started in defining methods, tools and processes of data collection, to more advanced applications, such as, measuring technology-enabled and blended learning.  The group welcomes members with little or no background in measurement and evaluation, through more experienced practitioners.

    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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Increase the credibility and value of your learning and development programs through measurement and evaluation!

Why Start a Measurement SIG?

Measuring and evaluating the results of learning have long been key competencies for Learning and Development professionals, which enables us to demonstrate business value and continuously improve processes for enhancing performance and results. L&D leaders have more recently embraced the emerging field of “Learning Analytics” to increase their ability to track and increase effectiveness in a dynamic business environment, using the latest data sources and analytical tools.

While L&D Leaders often consider investing in Learning Analytics a high priority, they also are often limited in their abilities to gather, aggregate and analyze information. Frequently, these challenges lead to making decisions based on intuition rather than robust data and rigorous analysis.

The Greater Boston ATD Chapter has a significant opportunity to address this need and to add value to its members, their businesses and to the L&D field, by launching a Learning Analytics Special Interest Group.

Measurement SIG Mission

The mission of the group is to enhance members’ professional development in measurement and evaluation; to increase the effectiveness of their L&D organizations through measurement and evaluation; and to engage with the global community of L&D practitioners in applying measurement and evaluation to deliver performance and results through learning.

The group addresses a wide range of topics, from getting started in defining methods, tools and processes of data collection, to more advanced applications, such as, measuring technology-enabled and blended learning. The group welcomes members with little or no background in measurement and evaluation, through more experienced practitioners.

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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