Learning Leader Forum - Ten Blind Spots that Hurt Learning Leaders and Their Organizations

  • 15 Oct 2013
  • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • The Mansion at Fairleigh Dickinson University, 285 Madison Ave, Madison NJ


  • NNJ-ASTD Members Pay at the Door $70.00
  • Non-Members Pay at the Door $85.00

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Learning Leader Forum:

Ten Blind Spots that Hurt Learning Leaders and Their Organizations - and Practical Solutions

Workshop by Dr. Will Thalheimer


About the Session

Blackberry laughed at the iPhone when it first came out - calling it a toy. Newspapers ignored digital media until they lost half their advertisers. Bookstores rolled their eyes at Amazon.com until it was too late to see the peril. It’s a timeless story. When we humans do well, we get complacent - we don’t see our blind spots.

As Learning Leaders, we have paid attention. We paid attention when the e-learning revolution began. We paid attention to m-learning, learning styles, generational differences, social media, informal learning, and the four levels of evaluation. We’ve paid attention to our business stakeholders. We’ve worked to get a seat at the table. But have we done enough? Have we paid attention to all the right things?


In this provocative session, Dr. Will Thalheimer, one of our industry’s most astute observers, will take us on his personal journey of discovery. Based on real-world situations faced by learning leaders and research-based insights, Will will show us how he’s wrangled with learning measurement and learning design -and in the midst of our industry’s cacophony - discovered timeless insights that we as learning leaders can use to radically improve organizational performance.

ASTD Competency Model: Evaluating learning impact and Instructional Design



Who Should Attend

Senior Learning Leaders and learning and organizational development professionals who want to learn cutting edge and timeless insights that may radically improve organizational performance. This is an exceptional learning opportunity, so invite your manager, colleagues, and/or clients to also attend.


What You Will Learn

  • The key mistakes typically made in learning measurement.
  • How to get critical insights to improve learning designs.
  • The three proven methods to minimize forgetting.
  • The twelve most important learning factors.

About the Presenter

Will Thalheimer is a learning expert, researcher, instructional designer, speaker, and writer. Dr. Thalheimer has worked in the learning-and-performance field since 1985. He was the project manager for the first commercially-viable computer-based leadership simulation, The Complete Manager, back in 1986. He was project manager and simulation architect for Classroom, Inc., building simulations to teach at-risk high-school students. In 1998, Dr. Thalheimer founded Work-Learning Research to bridge the gap between research and practice, to compile research on learning, and disseminate research findings. His clients have included giant multinationals, e-learning companies, government agencies, and institutions of higher learning. He makes his research-to-practice reports available for free on the Work-Learning Research Catalog (www.work-learning.com/catalog.html). He also shares his wisdom and experience through keynote addresses, conference presentations, published articles, Twitter (@WillWorkLearn), and through his industry-leading blog (www.WillAtWorkLearning.com).

His recent publication reviewing the research on the “Decisive Dozen – The Most Important Learning Factors” is available on the Work-Learning Research Catalog or at the following URL: (is.gd/DDResearchPDF).

Will holds a BA from the Pennsylvania State University, an MBA from Drexel University, and a PhD in Educational Psychology: Human Learning and Cognition from Columbia University. He lives in Somerville, Massachusetts, with his wife, daughter, and shepherd mix.



8:00 -  8:30 am   Networking and Light Breakfast
8:30 -10:00 am   Program 



$55.00    NNJ-ASTD members

$60.00    Non-members

$10.00    Students

$35.00    Professionals in Transition


If you do not pre-register and pre-pay (via credit card) before October 15th and still wish to attend, we welcome you to pay at the door for an additional $15 fee.  Please note, however, that only cash or check can be accepted at the door.


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GPS address: 285 Madison Ave

                        Madison NJ

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Event Contact

For any questions about this event, please contact: Meg Paradise at margaretparadise@comcast.net


We are looking for volunteers for this event.  If you are interested in helping please contact margaretparadise@comcast.net.  Volunteers will be able to attend this event at no charge.


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