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October Evening Program: HPT Evaluation Challenges

  • 14 Oct 2010
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • UNC Charlotte - Room Information TBA

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October Evening Program – Presented by Richard Pearlstein

Session Title: HPT Evaluation Challenges

Session Description:

Many organizations don’t evaluate beyond Kirkpatrick’s Level 1.  While some organizations evaluate at Level 2, very few evaluate at Level 3, and even fewer at Level 4.  Without Level 3 and 4 evaluations, organizations have no evidence that their HPT interventions make any difference on the job.  Worse, positive Level 1 evaluations may correlate negatively with learning.  Consequently, entertainment may be confused with learning in many organizations.

What are common challenges to evaluating HPT interventions effectively?  Rich will provide some examples and solutions.  More importantly, he will solicit participants’ stories of evaluation challenges they have encountered on the job.  Participants will work in small groups to consider evaluation challenges they have encountered, and ways in which they can help organizations overcome them.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Pearlstein has more than 35 years’ experience in using and evaluating performance improvement interventions. He helped develop the Air Force’s ISD manual, and co-authored the Army’s Criterion-Reference Test Construction Manual. He has published chapters in three handbooks, including Improving Performance in the Workplace.  A former ISPI board member, he currently edits PIQ.

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