The Work-Learning Academy

Our Online Self-Paced Workshops

Now featuring two industry-leading workshops!

Gold-Certification Workshop
on Performance-Focused Smile Sheets

Register Now, Get Started Anytime!

What’s in the Workshop?

The workshop is an online self-paced learning experience designed and created by Will Thalheimer, the author of the award-winning book.

  • Learning Time: Between five and ten hours.
  • Included for Free: One eBook version of the book.
  • Learning Modalities: Short videos, reflection questions, scenario-based questions, selected readings, challenging assessments, and more.
  • LTEM Assessment Level: Tier-5, Realistic decision-making scenarios.
  • Requirements for Credential: Successful performance on two LTEM Tier-5 assessments, plus thoughtful participation throughout the experience.
  • Workshop Start and End Dates: You can begin the workshop at anytime and take as long as you want to finish it (until we unplug the lights).
  • Group Discounts: Contact Will Thalheimer (by clicking here) to ask about group discounts or to schedule your team for a private or tailored workshop.

Your Investment: The introductory price of the workshop is $425 per person.

Objectives

Those successfully completing the workshop will almost certainly exhibit these behavioral tendencies:

  • A healthy skepticism about traditional learner surveys.
  • A heightened ability to diagnose the many problems of traditional learner-survey questions.
  • A clear sense of the research on traditional learner surveys.
  • A clear point of view on the limitations of Likert-like and numeric scales.
  • A fundamental appreciation on how well learners are able to diagnose their own learning.
  • A realistic sensitivity about what learner surveys can do—and what they can’t do.
  • An increased ability to avoid falling for improper vendor arguments for poorly-designed learner surveys.
  • A strong belief that learner surveys should NOT be our only source of feedback.
  • A profound sensitivity to how the wording of answer choices affects responding.
  • A clear sense of the process required to build a new learner survey.
  • A strong motivation to champion improved evaluation practices within his/her organization.
  • An unwavering goal of using learner survey questions to focus on learning effectiveness, not just learner satisfaction and course reputation.
  • An ability to begin the process of writing improved learner-survey questions.
  • A tested competence in making beneficial decisions about learner-survey design, deployment, and improvement.

Clarity on Expectations: The workshop will lay the foundation for writing improved learner-survey questions but will not, by itself, make participants expert question writers. Guided and iterative practice with extensive coaching is required for true expertise. Those who are successful in this workshop, will almost certainly be able to write significantly better questions than are found on traditional smile sheets, but they will not yet be experts. Participants who are successful can graduate to the next level of certification, the Master Certification—where guided, iterative practice, and one-on-one coaching are provided.

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Presentation Science:
Helping Your Audience to Engage, Learn, Remember, and Act

Starting September 10th.

What’s in the Workshop?

The workshop is an online self-paced learning experience designed and created by Will Thalheimer, expert presenter and learning research translator.

  • Learning Time: Between five and ten hours.
  • Learning Modalities: Short videos, reflection questions, scenario-based questions, selected readings, challenging assessments, and more.
  • LTEM Assessment Level: Tier-5, Realistic decision-making scenarios.
  • Workshop Start and End Dates: You can begin the workshop at anytime (after September 10) and take as long as you want to finish it (until we unplug the lights).
  • Discounts: The workshop cannot be discounted as the price is already insanely low!
  • Team/Organization Options: Contact Will Thalheimer (by clicking here) to ask about scheduling your team for a private or tailored workshop.
  • Keynotes: Contact Will Thalheimer (by clicking here) to ask about engaging him as a keynote speaker.

Your Investment: The introductory price of the workshop is $149 per person.

Objectives

Those successfully completing the workshop will almost certainly exhibit these behavioral tendencies:

  • A more informed ability to assess the effectiveness of presentations.
  • A heightened ability to use presentation tools to support audiences in engagement and learning.
  • A renewed hope for the ability of PowerPoint, Keynote, Prezi, and Google Slides (et cetera) to be effective.
  • A clear sense of the critical importance of engaging one’s audience in learning-producing activities.
  • A competence in supporting audience members in remembering key information.
  • An increased ability to move one’s audience toward meaningful action.
  • A tendency to avoid content-heavy verbal assaults on one’s audience.
  • An ability and impetus to avoid the most common mistakes that presenters make.
  • A profound sense that valid and credible content is an almost sacred responsibility.
  • A more robust approach to assessing one’s effectiveness in supporting audience learning.
  • An ability to replace bullet points with alternatives that avoid turning off audience attention.
  • A deep appreciation for how presentations can be re-imagined as vehicles for learning.
  • A strong motivation to champion improved presentations.
  • A tested competence in making good decisions about presentation design.

Clarity on Expectations: The workshop will lay the foundation for creating and delivering improved presentations but will not, by itself, make participants expert presenters. Guided and iterative practice with extensive coaching is required for true expertise. Those who are successful in this workshop, will almost certainly be able to present more effectively—doing much more than most to help their audiences to engage, learn, remember, and act—but workshop participants will not automatically become expert presenters. Participants who are successful are welcome to engage us in our coaching services—where guided, iterative practice, one-on-one coaching, and presentation-design reviews can be provided.

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Rigorous Online Learning Experiences

These learning experiences are not just a series of online presentations; but rather, are deeply designed experiences tailored specifically to help you gain proven insights. The learning designs are intended give you in-depth knowledge, practice to enable comprehension and long-term remembering, and research-based motivation to propel application. The online asynchronous workshop designs are credentialed at an LTEM Tier-5 designation, ensuring that successful participants have competence in making realistic decisions related to the topic.

From a Leader in Learning Innovation

Crafted 100% by Will Thalheimer, these workshops were created by the man who literally wrote the book on learner surveys, who for two decades has led the workplace learning field in creating practical science-of-learning research reviews, who keynotes internationally, who created the state-of-the-art LTEM framework, who helped organize the Serious eLearning Manifesto, who founded The Debunker Club, and who has been a go-to consultant for the Navy Seals, Oxfam, the CDC, Bloomberg, Walgreens, Harvard Business Online, and many other organizations, universities, and trade groups.

Work-Learning Research Certified

For over 20 years, Work-Learning Research has been a world-wide leader in compiling research-based wisdom from scientific journals and translating that research into practical recommendations for learning professionals. After two decades of doing research-based consulting, we are offering workshops designed to be maximally effective and are providing certifications (for some of our workshops) that have meaning—signifying that those earning the certification have participated in a challenging learning experience and have demonstrated competence in rigorous assessments.