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Program Evaluation: Beyond Assessing Learning Events

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via Zoom Webinars

December 9, 2021

1:00–2:00 pm EST

What is the value of your learning department at the management level in your organization? Assessing the value of the entire L & D effort is more complicated than assessing value at the learner level. It is a comprehensive examination that requires focus and structure. L & D managers need to set a purpose for evaluating the department’s offerings, select an evaluation process suitable for that purpose, and write reports to management that offer the next steps for department improvement.

This session will help you address three questions:

  •  What should you examine to assess your full L & D department offerings?
  •  What type of data will you need, and to what will you compare your findings?
  •  How will you draw conclusions that move your L & D effort forward?

By the end of this webinar, learners will be able to:

  • Differentiate between learner-focus and management-focus when assessing learning programs.
  • Distinguish between formative, summative, and cumulative perspectives for evaluation purposes.
  • Describe different methods suitable for each evaluation purpose.
  • Translate full program evaluation findings into understandable decisions for executives and leaders.
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William Rothwell

William J. Rothwell, Ph.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CPLP Fellow is President of Rothwell & Associates, Inc. and Rothwell & Associates, LLC (see www.rothwellandassociates.com). He is also a Professor of the Workforce Education and Development program, Department of Learning and Performance Systems, at the Pennsylvania State University, University Park campus. He has authored, co-authored, edited, or co-edited 300 books, book chapters, and articles—including 111 books.

Before arriving at Penn State in 1993, he had 20 years of work experience as a Director of Training, HR and Organization Development in government and in business. He has also worked as a consultant for numerous multinational corporations—including Motorola China, General Motors, Ford, and many others. In 2012, he earned ASTD’s prestigious Distinguished Contribution to Workplace Learning and Performance Award, and in 2013, ASTD honored him by naming him as a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) Fellow. In 2014, he was given the Asia-Pacific International Personality Brand Laureate Award (see www.thebrandlaureate.com/awards/ibp_bpa.php). He was the first US citizen named a Certified Training and Development Professional (CTDP) by the Canadian Society for Training and Development in 2004.

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