Training Evaluation

Should We Just Stop Using Smile Sheets?

I just had a discussion with the great Rob Briner about student evaluations and teacher effectiveness, sparked by this tweet: Smile sheets, or affective/reaction measures of training and teaching effectiveness, are a staple of training evaluation. Often, trainee feedback is…


Who Needs a Needs Analysis Anyway?

When I teach my students about training, I stress the importance of needs analysis–the method by which trainers address skill gaps at the individual, group, and organizational level. Most training professionals would love to do more needs analysis, but they…


Tiffany Poeppelman on Conducting Experiments at Work

We love to talk about bridging the gap between research and practice, but Tiffany Poeppelman is doing it. Tiffany, a Senior Sales Performance Consultant and Speaker at LinkedIn, shares her experiences conducting an experiment in the workplace. Along the way,…