Classroom Options: Full-Day, Half-Day, and Hybrid Versions
There are three classroom-workshop options, all taught by Will Thalheimer, the author of the award-winning book.
Alternatively: Individuals or teams can enroll in our Online-Anytime Gold-Certification workshop.
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Your Organization’s Investment:
Those successfully completing the workshop will almost certainly exhibit these behavioral tendencies:
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.
Unless you choose the hybrid version that includes two assessments, no credential is offered for these workshops. Alternatively, participants are welcome to enroll in our Gold-Certification Online-Anytime Workshop, which provides a certification.
Will Thalheimer literally wrote the book on Performance-Focused Smile Sheets. The workshop content is based on the book and on lessons learned in working with organizations of many types.
The Performance-Focused Smile Sheet Workshop provides research-inspired provocations that will engage learning professionals in rethinking their learning-evaluation philosophies.
Where some evaluation workshops drill on esoteric measurement jargon, the Performance-Focused Smile Sheet Workshop provides a depth of understanding and a practical approach.
Will Thalheimer, the workshop creator and facilitator, is one of the preeminent innovators in the workplace learning field, acclaimed for his research-based approach, his accessible presentations, his practical focus, his humor, and his blue shoes.
The Performance-Focused Smile Sheet Workshop provides a deep introduction to surveying learners, including a review of research on the failures of traditional smile sheets, a clear description of the rationale and benefits of performance-focused smile sheets, an energizing contemplation of bad practices to avoid, and a practical approach to writing better smile sheet questions.
The workshop will your whole team started in writing better smile sheet questions.
Learning evaluation is a complex and confounding area of practice, one that must be mastered over time, through learning, experience, reflection, coaching, as well as through experimentation and cycles of continuous improvement.
The workshop will get your team started—and Work-Learning Research can provide subsequent support in terms of coaching, materials development, review, feedback, and educational sessions to your key stakeholders. We are primarily a consulting operation, not just a training operation—and we believe to our core that follow-up support must be an option. We will be there for you before and after the workshop if you’d like to engage us in additional ways.