DC ASTD Monthly Meeting: Making Sense Out of Evaluation Data

  • 19 Mar 2014
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Holiday Inn Arlington, 4610 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203


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When designed properly and interpreted correctly, learning program evaluations provide a rich source of information to help make decisions such as whether to continue or discontinue a program, how to improve a program and whether or not a program provides value. Evaluations also enable learning departments to operate like a business by measuring the effectiveness and efficiency of what they provide.


Unfortunately this is an area where few learning and development professionals have much experience nor know much about. For example, evaluations are often administered without any real purpose in mind other than to report that a learning program was conducted and how satisfied the participants were with the program. However, evaluations such as these fail to demonstrate whether or not learning occurred, behavior changed or business results improved, all of which are critical to demonstrating program value.

In this session you will:

  • Examine key information regarding the measurement and evaluation data collection process.
  • Analyze the three stages associated with making sense out of both quantitative and qualitative data collected using Level 1, 2, 3 and 4 evaluations.
  • Discover how to interpret and draw conclusions from summarized evaluation data, and how to report the results to key stakeholders.

Speaker Bio


Ken Phillips delivers all programs and workshops in his signature style: professional, engaging, and approachable.


Ken is founder and CEO of Phillips Associates, a consulting and publishing company with expertise in measurement and evaluation of learning and performance management. He has more than 30 experience designing learning instruments and assessments and has authored more than a dozen published learning instruments. He regularly speaks to American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) groups and university classes. Since 2008, he has spoken at the annual ASTD International Conference on topics related to measurement and evaluation of learning.


Program Agenda

6:00 p.m. Registration and networking

6:30 p.m. Dinner
6:50 p.m. Announcements
7:00 p.m. Program
8:30 p.m. Program concludes


Cancellation Policy

Metro DC ASTD will refund your registration fee when cancelled by the end of the "Early Bird" registration window. Cancellations after this time will not be refunded.

Special Accommodations

If you have dietary or accessibility restrictions, please email admin@dcastd.org so that we can accommodate your needs.