CTR Webinars

New Webinar Series for 2019

Measurement and Reporting for L&D—The Latest Thinking

Join us for this four-part online series to learn the latest thinking and techniques for measurement and reporting from one of the profession’s leading authorities. Each session will focus on two or three key topics and build on the previous sessions. Choose individual sessions to suit your interest or join us for all four to provide a comprehensive overview of the topic.

Each online session will be 60 minutes, including questions. The sessions will also be recorded so you can listen at your convenience. Each session will begin with a brief recap of the previous sessions and end with steps you can take to implement the key concepts. Every effort will be made to answer questions from the participants in real time.

Dr. David Vance, Executive Director of the Center for Talent Reporting and former Chief Learning Officer for Caterpillar, will conduct the series. Dave and his team at Caterpillar won numerous awards for measurement, and Caterpillar University was ranked #1 in the 2005 ATD BEST Awards.  Dave was selected as 2006 CLO of the Year by Chief Learning Officer magazine. He recently published the second edition of his textbook, The Business of Learning, and he teaches human capital management in two Ph.D. programs as well as the executive education program at George Mason University. Dave speaks at ATD ICE each year and is a frequent speaker at other events as well. The Center for Talent Reporting is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the measurement, reporting and management of human capital through publications, speaking, workshops and an annual conference.

All webinars begin at 10 am MT (Noon ET, 11 CT, 9 PT)

New Webinar Series: Session 1

Introduction to Measurement and the Talent Development Reporting Framework

February 12, June 11, and Oct 9

In the first session we will begin by addressing the four overarching reasons for measuring which will provide the foundation for all four sessions. These four reasons (inform, monitor, evaluate, and manage) will be captured in a measurement hierarchy. Next, we will share the Talent Development Reporting Principles (TDRp) framework for organizing the 170+ measures we have in learning. This framework provides a common language and classification scheme not only for the learning profession but for all HR processes. Last, we will explore the first category of measures (efficiency) in detail focusing on the most commonly used ones.


New Webinar Series: Session 2

Focus on Effectiveness and Outcome Measures

March 12, July 9, and November 6

In the second session we will explore the other two categories of measures in detail (effectiveness and outcome). In learning these measures are known as the four levels of Kirkpatrick and the five levels of Phillips. We will explore the difference between the two approaches for level 4 in detail, giving special attention to Phillips’ level 4 impact which will double as an outcome measure. Special attention will be paid to the issue of isolating the impact of learning from other factors, which continues to be one of the most contentious in the field.


New Webinar Series: Session 3

Creating Your Measurement Strategy

April 17, August 12, and December 10

This session will begin by identifying the elements of a robust measurement strategy. Next, building on the first two sessions, we will identify measures appropriate for various learning programs and for various department initiatives. For example, what should you measure for a leadership development program, a compliance program, onboarding, etc.? We will conclude with recommendations on creating a measurement library.


New Webinar Series: Session 4


May 13, September 12, and January 14, 2020

This session represents the culmination of the series where the measures explored in the first three sessions are put to work in scorecards, dashboards and reports. The appropriate place for the measures and their use will depend on their purpose from session one. The three types of TDRp reports (program operations and summary) will be shared and examples provided. Examples will also be provided for dashboards to use in monitoring measures. The session concludes with recommendations for creating your own reporting strategy


Other TDRp Webinars

Introduction to TDRp

August 6, December 17, 2019 • 11 am – 12 pm CST

Introduction to Talent Development Reporting principles (TDRp) provides a high-level introduction to TDRp covering the framework, measures, and reports. This webinar is an excellent introduction to TDRp for talent leaders, project managers, and analysts who are not familiar with the methodology. We recommend this webinar as a prerequisite to Setting Plans (Targets) for TDRp Measures webinar.


Guest Webinars

Introduction to Action-Based Learning and Its Measurement

September 17, 2019 • 11 am – 12 pm CDT
Facilitated by: Edan Kertis, CEO, myQuest and Dave Vance, Executive Director, Center for Talent Reporting

Online training is broken—with next to no engagement, poor completion rates and, you can forget about ROI. To get the learning outcomes you’re after, you need to make sure learners move from a passive mindset to an active one. Instead of just reading information or watching videos, learners need to take action. Shifting from content-based training to action-based training can increase your engagement and completion rates by more than 2,000%

Join us for this event to understand the potential action-based learning and discover what is involved for successful implementation. We will discuss the implications for measurement using the Talent Development Reporting Principles (TDRp) framework, including whether new measures are required.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • The best practices for using action-based learning to increase engagement
  • The powerful AFT learning model and how you can implement it into your own training programs
  • Proven strategies to achieve a 20x higher training completion rate
  • How to measure the results of action-based learning
  • And much more…


JetBlue Takes Learning Measurement to New Heights

May 29 • 11 am – 12 pm CDT
Presenters: Lauren Kramer, Manager, Assessment, Measurement & Evaluation (AME), JetBlue Univeristy and Jeffrey Berk, COO, Performitiv

This webinar will include insights from JetBlue about its learning measurement process and emerging measurement practices. Lauren Kramer from JetBlue will review how the company utilizes quantitative and qualitative data to manage program quality while also telling its impact story. Examples of scorecards organized by efficiency, effectiveness and outcomes will also be shared. 

In this webinar you will also learn:

  • How to use learning metrics to improve learning programs
  • Share insights for using data to tell the story of learning impact
  • Review sample scorecards based on efficiency, effectiveness, and outcomes

How to Register for Webinars

Please click on the webinar link that is listed below each webinar description.  This will take you to the GoToWebinar registration page where you can select the date and register for the webinar. You will receive a confirmation and webinar link from GoToWebinar as well as a reminder the day before the webinar. Please contact Andy Vance, CTR Operations Director, if you have any questions or need assistance registering. (AVance@CenterforTalentReporting.org)

Webinar Recordings

All webinar recordings and PowerPoints will be available to CTR members within 48 hours at the Members Resource Center on the website. Recordings and PowerPoints  will be e-mailed within 48 hours to everyone who registered for the webinar. Please contact Andy Vance, Operations Director, for help in securing a recording or PowerPoint. (Note: Registrants will also receive notices of future webinars but may unsubscribe at any time.)

TDRp Series

  • Website Overview 
  • Introduction to TDRp 
  • Setting Plans for TDRp Measures
  • Creating a Measurement Strategy
  • Creating Year-to-Date and Forecast Columns in TDRp Reports
  • Using TDRp Reports to Manage Programs and Departments
  • The Six HR Processes
  • Data Gathering Considerations
  • TDRp Implementation Guidance
  • TDRp Implementation Critical Success Factors
  • TDRp Change Management
  • Planning, Estimating, and Forecasting

Guest Webinars

  • New ISO Reporting Standards: Are You Ready?
  • Measure, Communicate and Improve L&D Impact
  • Demystifying Dashboards

Business Acumen Series

  • Accounting Basics
  • Financial Acumen Parts 1 and 2