Message from Will Thalheimer
Hello Everyone! This is Will Thalheimer and this is my personal website. I am now a Principal Consultant at TiER1 Performance. I am maintaining much of the content on this website for those interested in research-inspired learning design and evaluation. Thousands of people visit this website every week looking for advice on learning design, learning myths, learner surveys, and LTEM (the Learning-Transfer Evaluation Model). Feel free to access and direct people to relevant content.
I am still available as a consultant, now through TiER1, where you can partner with me and my colleagues. Sign up for our newsletter at the TiER1 website to gain additional insights from me and other TiER1ers!
If you haven’t heard, TiER1 is an amazing full-service performance-improvement company that helps organizations activate their business, operational, and learning strategies by focusing on helping people do their best work! We are well managed, friendly and easy to work with, and are deeply experienced.
Finally, for those of you who are long time followers, thank for your support over the 22 years when Work-Learning Research was my sole occupation! I am eternally grateful!
Innovating in Learning Evaluation
Visionary, Inspired by Science, Passionately Pragmatic
With insights gained from decades navigating the borders of research and practice, Will Thalheimer has begun to dismantle the antiquated learning-evaluation folklore that has suppressed and hidden our most critical learning outcomes—making it difficult if not impossible to use evaluation for what it’s good for, providing feedback to enable learning improvements.
Utilize research-based learning factors to guide your team’s assessment of their learning interventions.
A three-day experience, where essential learning factors are studied and used to assesses the strengths and limitations of your current learning designs.
A great way to build team capabilities, get everybody on the same page, and get buy-in to make significant learning-design improvements.
Learning Audit Workshops
Building Team Capabilities
Learning audits help bring insight to your learning-improvement efforts. Getting your team together for an immersive learning audit workshop builds their capability and enables them to work together to improve your learning outcomes.
Smile Sheet Rebuilds
Get guidance from the man who literally wrote the book.
Will Thalheimer reinvented the smile sheet, bringing research wisdom and developing a radical new approach to help you get data about learning effectiveness, not just learner satisfaction. Let Will Thalheimer rebuild your organization’s learner-feedback methodology.
For decades upon decades, we learning professionals have felt frustrated by our learning-evaluation practices
Our dominant evaluation model, while producing some benefits, too often failed us in focusing on learning
Now, with the help of a dozen of our industry’s smartest practitioners, a new evaluation model has been created.
LTEM has sent shockwaves through the industry, portending the future of learning evaluation
Learning-Transfer Evaluation Model
Enabling Organizations to Build Better Learning-Evaluation Strategies
LTEM (pronounced L-tem) is a revolutionary new approach to measuring learning. Inspired by learning science, LTEM guides learning evaluation toward the most important metrics, thus enabling the collection and analysis of meaningful data.