This is Part 2 of the 3-part Deeper Learning Fall Series. All sessions are moderated by Nancy Bacon of the Nonprofit Learning Center.
The 2023 Fall Nonprofit Learning Series focuses on how we design for deeper learning. You create a workshop or webinar because people need help doing something. You put a lot of work into delivering these workshops. You want to be sure that the diverse people in the room learn and can take action on what they learned. You want their feedback to further strengthen the learningfulness of your trainings. What a virtuous cycle—they learn, you learn, and they learn more! These sessions are designed to be action-focused, meaning that you will complete the series with actionable next steps and tools to support your success.
Performance-Focused Learning Evaluation
Do you know they learned? Do you know they took action based on what they learned?
We want to know what our training participants think about our training or trainer, and so we ask them to complete a survey at the end of a workshop or webinar. We ask what worked and what didn’t. On a scale of 1 to 5, how much did you learn? Hold on....
Join us as learner survey expert Will Thalheimer, PhD shares a research-based approach to learner evaluation. This encompasses how we survey learners, gather meaningful data, and report results with clarity. In this session, you will learn about the Learning Transfer Evaluation Model (LTEM) that can guide you to move your evaluation deeper into the realm of learning and learning transfer. As you know, it isn’t enough to measure attendance or how they liked the activities. We want to aim for what is different because of the learning.
Building on the foundation of LTEM, you will learn about a research-approach to learner surveys. You will hear why the Likert scale isn’t effective and what to use instead. By the end of the session, you will have practiced how to use an evaluation framework that will help you and your organization strengthen your learning programs.