302 Evaluation for the Real World
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Tuesday, March 27
Data and Measurement
Junior Ballroom F
You’ve spent lots of time and money on your most recent L&D project. Now executives want to know: “Was it effective? What’s the ROI?” Do you know how to answer? If the answer is “no,” you’re not alone. One of the things many instructional designers struggle with is the dreaded evaluation. Even those who know the theory inside and out often struggle to put it into place.
Kirkpatrick’s model is great from an academic perspective, but the reality is that it’s challenging to implement in today’s fast-paced, deadline- and results-driven world. In this session, you will learn practical strategies for integrating evaluation into your projects from the very beginning. Evaluation is not a “one size fits all” process. You use different approaches to create different learning experiences, whether they’re instructor-led training, eLearning, social learning, VR, or blended curricula. In this session, you will learn to tailor your evaluation approach to your training project.
In this session, you will learn:
- Best practices for evaluation in a corporate environment
- How to set expectations with stakeholders
- What executives care about and what they don’t
- Tips for evaluating different types of training
- How to customize your evaluation plan to your project
Novice to advanced designers, developers, and managers.
Senior Manager of Staff Training
The Cheesecake Factory
Dan Myers is a senior manager of staff training for The Cheesecake Factory. Dan has more than 15 years of experience in all phases of learning and development, including managing the learning function, instructional design, multimedia development, and LMS administration. He brings many years of experience working with executive stakeholders to develop training programs that get results.