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Chapter Webinar: Performance-Focused Smile Sheets: Radical Rethinking of a Dangerous Art Form
Chapter Webinar: Performance-Focused Smile Sheets: Radical Rethinking of a Dangerous Art Form

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When: Wednesday May 30, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Learning delivered right to your desk!
United States
Dr. Will Thalheimer, CEO, Work-Learning Research
Zachary Konopka

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Online registration is available until: 5/29/2018

In this webinar we'll examine how to evaluate learning programs, specifically exploring the link between designing learning content and the eventual impact on workplace performance.

How do you show the value of learning? There’s no easy, single answer because learning is complex and every organizational context is different. But some constants remain. And most agree it is about more than attendance in class or completion rates.

This webinar will put learning evaluation under the spotlight, and explore what it really means to show the value of learning. Few in the professional development field have spent as much time as Dr Will Thalheimer exploring what makes learning effective. In this webinar we'll also our focus on evaluation – how do we know that learning has taken place and transferred into performance?

This new multi-level approach to evaluation is a method that ranges from knowledge building, through task competence to effective performance. We'll examine how to evaluate learning programs and explore some new, deep thinking about the links (& those lacking) between designing learning content or experiences, the eventual impact on workplace performance and what objective methods we're using to assess impact.

In this webinar we'll discover:

* The issue of evaluation: the difficulties and dangers
* What real performance looks like
* Why knowing is only the beginning of performance
* Task competence, decision making and other key factors
* Super-charging your smiley sheets
* When should we be ready to certify someone as having learned anything? Will Thalheimer is a learning expert, researcher, instructional designer, business strategist, speaker, and writer. Dr. Thalheimer has worked in the learning-and-performance field since 1985.

He was the project manager for the first commercially-viable computer-based leadership simulation, The Complete Manager. He led the Strategic Management Group’s product line, Leading for Business Results, increasing revenues fourfold. He has trained managers to be leaders at numerous Fortune 500 companies, teaching such topics as leadership, persuasion, conflict resolution, and business strategy. He has led change management efforts and workshops.

In 1998, Dr. Thalheimer founded Work-Learning Research to bridge the gap between research and practice, to compile research on learning, and disseminate research findings to help chief learning officers, instructional designers, trainers, e-learning developers, performance consultants, and learning executives build more effective learning-and-performance interventions and environments.

His clients have included giant multinationals, e-learning companies, government agencies, and institutions of higher learning. Short list: Walgreens, UNUM, Microsoft, MIT, Pfizer, Allen Interactions, Type A Learning Agency, eInstruction, Monitor Group, ADP, Questionmark, Midi Compliance Solutions, Facility Einstein, Defense Intelligence Agency, The eLearning Guild, Rockwell, Raytheon, Boeing, Kodak, AGFA, AMD, PPG, Nabisco, Ericsson, Abbott, Novartis, SMG, and the U.S. Postal Service. His research and writings have led the field in providing practical research-based recommendations through his online publications (, published articles, and his industry-leading blog (

Dr. Thalheimer speaks regularly at national and international conferences. His conference presentations always receive numerous evaluation-sheet comments like the following: “This was one of the best presentations I attended—solid information delivered in a style that helped me learn.”

Will holds a BA from the Pennsylvania State University, an MBA from Drexel University, and a PhD in Educational Psychology: Human Learning and Cognition from Columbia University. 6pm-7pm Webinar

Agenda: 6pm-7pm Webinar


Local chapter members only

Contact: Zachary Konopka


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