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The Online Gold-Certification Workshop

The online Gold-Certification Workshop is the preeminent experience for learning how to create effective learner-feedback questions. Designed and overseen by Dr. Will Thalheimer, author of the book Performance-Focused Smile Sheets: A Radical Rethinking of a Dangerous Art Form, this certification experience is a challenging learning opportunity. Utilizing an LTEM Tier-5 assessment, this workshop guarantees that you’ll have deep knowledge of how to build an effective learner survey. Additional certification levels are available for those who want to take their learning even further. You can sign up to be notified or just learn more about the Work-Learning Academy by clicking on the header above (The Online Gold-Certification Workshop).

The In-Person Workshop

The Performance Focused Smile Sheet One-Day Classroom Workshop is a great way to get your team introduced to the performance-focused smile-sheet methodology. Led by Dr. Will Thalheimer, author of the book Performance-Focused Smile Sheets: A Radical Rethinking of a Dangerous Art Form, this workshop is ideal for people new to Will’s methodology. Contact Will directly to set up a workshop for your organization.

The Smile-Sheet Rebuild

Organizations of all types, from large pharmaceutical companies, to global nonprofits, to trade associations, to global media conglomerates, to advertising firms have asked Will Thalheimer to lead them in rebuilding their smile sheets. While there is no one right way to do this, typically the process begins with educating the organization’s key stakeholders about the new methodology. This is followed by uncovering the goals for the learning metrics and then building iterative drafts until a pilot version (or versions) are ready. Piloting is done, lessons learned are gathered, and final modifications are made to create a new set of smile sheet questions — ones that are much improved in gathering data on learning effectiveness.

Smile Sheet Reviews and Rewrites

Folks and organizations who are already familiar with Dr. Thalheimer’s methodology — who don’t really need a workshop or don’t need to persuade organizational stakeholders — often find it critical to get feedback on their smile sheet questions. It may look easy, but writing fair and valid questions is extremely difficult, and almost always benefits from an iterative process and a second or third pair of eyes. Even Dr. Thalheimer, known as the smile-sheet whisperer, finds it essential to iterate and get feedback on his own questions. That’s why he recommends not just using the candidate questions from the book — they can often be improved by tailoring them to your specific learning situations!

The Book

Will Thalheimer’s award-winning book, Performance-Focused Smile Sheets: A Radical Rethinking of a Dangerous Art Form, is widely acclaimed as the future of learner feedback. You can go to the book’s website by clicking on the nearby button.

Free Diagnostic

If you’d like to put your organization’s current smile sheets to the test, you can do that by using our FREE smile-sheet diagnostic. It’s available on the book’s website, but can be accessed directly by using the nearby button.