Entries by Will Thalheimer

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My TiER1 Greatest Hits

Gratitude for TiER1 Performance. Today is my last day as a full-time employee of TiER1 and I’d like to share some of my most worthy public contributions over the last 2.5 years. See below. In the learning industry, we’ve dealt with pandemic disruptions, new online technologies, and the advent of generative AI. These are heady […]

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Neon Elephant Award 2022

  21st December 2022 Neon Elephant Award Announcement Dr. Will Thalheimer, Principal at TiER1 Performance, Founder of Work-Learning Research, announces the winner of the 2022 Neon Elephant Award, given this year to Donald Clark, for writing the book, Learning Experience Design: How to Create Effective Learning that Works, and for his collation of the Greatest […]

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Neon Elephant Award 2021

    21st December 2021 Neon Elephant Award Announcement Dr. Will Thalheimer, Principal at TiER1 Performance, Founder of Work-Learning Research, announces the winner of the 2021 Neon Elephant Award, given to two people this year, Clark Quinn and Patti Shank. Clark Quinn for writing the book, Learning Science for Instructional Designers. Patti Shank for writing […]

Will Thalheimer Joins TiER1

From Will Thalheimer A PERSONAL ANNOUNCEMENT After 22 years as a solo consultant at Work-Learning Research, I’m making a dazzling, flying leap to a whole new mountain. I am thrilled to announce that I have joined TiER1 Performance as a Principal! Some of you who have followed my work over the years may have questions. […]

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Neon Elephant Award 2020

    21st December 2020 Neon Elephant Award Announcement Dr. Will Thalheimer, President of Work-Learning Research, Inc., announces the winner of the 2020 Neon Elephant Award, given to Mirjam Neelen and Paul Kirschner for writing the book, Evidence-Informed Learning Design: Use Evidence to Create Training Which Improves Performance—and for their many years publishing their blog […]

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20 Benefits of Learner Surveys

Learner surveys are the most common method of measuring learning. I’ve been studying them for over a decade, ever since I learned of how they were deficient. Here, I will describe their benefits, but of course they must be well designed. In 2016, I published a book on how to radically transform learner surveys into […]

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L&D Industry CrowdThinking Project

CrowdThinking Project on L&D Professionalization At the L&D Conference 2020, which starts in a few days (seats still available), we are hosting the CrowdThinking Project, a two-pronged crowdsourced exploration designed to create a future-vision for the L&D field. You and I, as learning professionals, are effective–but certainly, if there were more and better structural supports […]