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Performance-Focused Smile Sheets & the Learning-Transfer Evaluation Model: Talking Shop with Will Thalheimer

OPWL Webinar

How can organizations redesign their end-of-training smile sheets in ways that promote learning effectiveness and job performance, rather than merely measure learner satisfaction? Are there downsides to the Kirkpatrick/Phillips/Katzell model of training evaluation? How can practitioners better evaluate their training efforts? During his time with us, Will plans to discuss:

  • Problems with traditional end-of-training smile sheets and the performance-focused smile sheets that can replace them.
  • The origins and limitations of the Kirkpatrick/Katzell training evaluation model—and a Learning-Transfer Evaluation Model that can overcome these limitations.
  • How these evaluation practices can provide guidance for instructional designers.

Will’s goal for the webinar is a rich conversation about learning evaluation and how practitioners can improve it in ways that benefit all learning stakeholders.

Thalheimer’s Webinar Slides

  • Will Thalheimer

    Will Thalheimer

    Will Thalheimer, PhD, does research-based consulting focused on learning evaluation in workplace learning. He’s available for keynotes, speaking, workshops, evaluation strategy, smile-sheet rebuilds, and research benchmarking. Founder of The Debunker Club (Debunker.Club), author of the award-winning book Performance-Focused Smile Sheets (SmileSheets.com), and creator of LTEM, the Learning-Transfer Evaluation Model (WorkLearning.com/LTEM). Will tweets as @WillWorkLearn and blogs and consults at Work-Learning Research (WorkLearning.com), where he also publishes extensive research-to-practice reports—and makes them available for free.

    Will Thalheimer, PhD, does research-based consulting focused on learning evaluation in workplace learning. He’s available for keynotes, speaking, workshops, evaluation strategy, smile-sheet rebuilds, and research benchmarking. Founder of The Debunker Club (Debunker.Club), author of the award-winning book Performance-Focused Smile Sheets (SmileSheets.com), and creator of LTEM, the Learning-Transfer Evaluation Model (WorkLearning.com/LTEM). Will tweets as @WillWorkLearn and blogs and consults at Work-Learning Research (WorkLearning.com), where he also publishes extensive research-to-practice reports—and makes them available for free.