Workshop Dates

Tuesday and Thursday, September 13 & 15, 2022 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM CDT
Tuesday and Thursday, September 20 & 22, 2022 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM CDT

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Workshop Schedule
Module 1 

  • Scrap learning and its impact on wasted organization resources and lost credibility
  • Predictive Learning Analytics™ definition and model 
  • The three training transfer components and 15 training transfer factors
  • Calculate Learner Application Index™ and Manager Training Support Index™ scores

Module 2

  • Calculate Training Transfer Component and Factor scores
  • Use estimation to calculate scrap learning
  • Make sense out of obstacles to training transfer

Module 3

  • Plan targeted corrective actions to mitigate or eliminate the causes of scrap learning
  • Create a scientifically sound Level 2 knowledge test and a Level 3 survey to validate your predictive metrics

Module 4

  • Use correlation to measure the strength of the relationship between your predictive metrics and your Level 2 and Level 3 evaluation results
  • Report your Predictive Learning Analytics™ results
  • Post-workshop certification steps and activities


Ken Phillips 
Phillips Associates 

Predictive Learning Analytics is a revolutionary new measurement and evaluation methodology for increasing training transfer in your learning programs. It bridges the learning/application gap by using five key metrics to pinpoint the underlying causes of scrap learning associated with a training program. It also provides specific direction as to where you should take targeted corrective actions to mitigate or eliminate the causes you have uncovered. In short, it moves your measurement and evaluation efforts from measurement to management.

The program consists of four three-hour modules spread over two weeks. Also included are three hours of voluntary virtual group coaching (See the infographic below). Workshop enrollment is limited to 15 participants to ensure time for small group breakout activities and Q and A time with Ken Phillips, the methodology's creator and chief architect. 

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About the workshop:

After attending this innovative, highly interactive, “how to” workshop, you will be able to:          

  • Identify the impact scrap learning has on wasted organization resources and lost credibility with business executive stakeholders. 
  • Use five key Predictive Learning Analytics™ metrics to identify the underlying causes of scrap learning associated with a training program. 
  • Objectively determine which participants are most likelyat-risk, and least likely to apply what they learned in a training program back on the job.
  • Objectively determine which managers of the program participants are likely to provide active or passive support for the training.
  • Objectively determine which research-based training transfer components and training transfer factors contribute the most and least to training transfer.
  • Calculate the amount of scrap learning associated with a training program and identify the obstacles inhibiting participants from applying what they learned.
  • Validate the accuracy of your participant training transfer predictions using Level 2 and Level 3 evaluation data. 
  • Create reports showing your Predictive Learning Analytics™ results and gain increased credibility with business executive stakeholders.

About the coaching sessions:

Following Day 2 and Day 4 of the workshop, Ken will conduct optional coaching sessions, when you will have the opportunity to clarify information

About your indiviudal, capstone implementation project:

To obtain certifcation in Predictive Learning Analytics, you are required to plan and implement a PLA project in a workplace training environment. Ken will be available to answer questions and provide guidance on your project. Upon completion of a written report on your project, you will be granted PLA certification.

About the presenter: Ken Phillips, CPLP

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 years experience designing learning instruments and assessments and has authored more than a dozen published learning instruments. He regularly speaks to Association for Talent Development (ATD) groups, university classes, and corporate L&D departments. Since 2008, he has spoken at the annual ATD International Conference on topics related to measurement and evaluation

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