Showing Learning Impact: There's a Gap for That! [May Monthly Meeting]

  • 05/27/2020
  • 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
  • Virtual Event
  • 14


  • Members of both ATD Orange County and ATD National.
  • For members of ATD-LA, ATD-SD, ATD-IE, and ISPI-LA. Members of ATD are not eligible for this rate. (If you are a member of ATD-OC, DO NOT Register under this category. Please login and register as a member.)

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In environments where more and more organizations are competing for resources and attempting to do more with less, talent developers, HR professionals, and learning leaders are facing increased pressure to show how training investments contribute to strategic business measures and add bottom line value. Yet many TD professionals struggle to link learning to performance and to provide the kind of evidence-based measures of learning effectiveness that CEOs and stakeholders have come to expect.

Through real-world case examples and practical tips and tools, this interactive webinar will highlight proven practices for demonstrating the impact of learning.

You’ll walk away with job-aids that can be immediately used to enhance the business value of your learning efforts and grow your credibility as a strategic business partner.

In this session you’ll:

  1. Identify multiple measures of learning impact
  2. Discover best practices for measuring how learning is transferred to the job
  3. Explore ways to evaluate the business impact of learning
  4. Increase your credibility as a strategic business partner


  • Instructional Designers seeking to identify ways to measure the effectiveness of their training initiatives
  • Talent Development Leaders seeking to communicate the value of training to organizational leaders

About Your Facilitator

Holly Burkett, PhD, SPHR, CPT is principal of Evaluation Works, a performance consultancy in Davis, CA. An accomplished performance consultant, change leader, talent builder, and measurement expert, she has more than 15 years experience helping diverse public and private sector clients develop resilient learning and performance capabilities that create high engagement and operational excellence.

Formerly with Apple, clients include the: State Bar of California; National Park Service; California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS); National Security Agency; and Chevron, among others. She is a certified ROI professional and an Associate with the Jack & Patti Phillips ROI Institute®. She is passionate about helping organizations and teams show how their work matters to the clients and communities they serve.

An innovative change professional, she is also a certified change practitioner and Train-the-Trainer with PROSCI®. Holly speaks regularly at ATD, ACMP, HR, and ISPI international conferences and her contributions to the field earned the 2017 Global Training and Development Leadership Award from the World HRD Congress. A frequent author, she wrote the award-winning book “Learning for the Long Run" (2017) and has authored many articles, blogs, and case studies for Kirkpatrick’s “Evaluating The Four Levels”, and several ROI “In Action” casebooks. She earned a doctoral degree in Human Capital Development.


12:00 PM  Welcome, Introduction

12:15 PM  Main Program

1:05 PM  

1:15 PM  Adjourn

Aligning with ATD Capabilities: Evaluating Impacts

Each ATD-OC Learning Event will be aligned to one Talent Development Foundational Capability, as identified by ATD National.

This month, we seek to enhance our members' abilities to collect data relevant to business strategies and goals which helps decision making, improves learning programs, and increases the value proposition of learning with senior leaders and business stakeholders.

To find out more about the ATD Capability Model for the Training and Development Profession, visit

About Registration:

Earlybird registration ends at 5 p.m. on the Monday before the meeting.

For evening meetings: Pre-registration closes at noon on the day of the meeting, but walkins are welcome.

For breakfast & lunch meetings: Pre-registration closes at noon on the day before the meeting, but walkins are welcome.

Cancellation/refund deadline is noon on the Monday before the meeting. No shows will be charged in full.

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