Metro DC Chapter ATD Instructional Development: The Payoff: Incorporating Return-on-Investment in Training Evaluation Programs

  • 27 Feb 2018
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • George Mason University Arlington Campus, Founders Hall, 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA. (Room 207)
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Now more than ever, business and government leaders are demanding to see the return on investment produced by training and development. If learning professionals can't prove the value of their initiatives, management buy-in becomes questionable and budgets may be in jeopardy.

Knowing how to calculate and report these results can seem like a daunting task, especially when it comes to evaluating the effectiveness of training programs. This session, conducted by a Certified Return on Investment Professional (CRP), takes the fear and guesswork out of ROI. The session objectives are to:

* Identifying the drivers of ROI

* Making the business case for ROI

* Understand the ROI Methodology

* Define the guiding principles of ROI

* Calculating ROI in profit, non-profit and governmental organizations

Our February meeting will be led by Dave Rudd, the Director of Training & Development for the Department of Justices’ Office of the Inspector General (OIG). Dave is a Certified ROI Professional (CRP) earned through the ROI Institute.

Attendees should bring their own challenges in conducting training evaluation to the meeting.

Please note: Programs begin at 6:00 with informal networking and refreshments until around 6:20 when the evening's formal program begins. Programs end at 8:00. We provide light snacks and bottled water. Attendees are invited to bring light meals with them, such as sandwiches or salads. There are several establishments within a few blocks of the Founders Hall venue that offer such fare. There is also a limited service restaurant in the lobby of Founders Hall.

If you register and are no longer able to attend, please send an email to cop_instructional_design@dcatd.org.

Venue: George Mason University Arlington Campus, Founders Hall, 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA. (Room 207)

Directions to Founders Hall:

From Washington, DC:

Cross over the Roosevelt Bridge; follow signs to the George Washington Parkway. Once on the parkway, exit at Spout Run (left exit). Cross over Route 29 (Lee Highway). Spout Run is now Kirkwood Road. Cross over Washington Boulevard. Founders Hall is on the right, at North Fairfax Drive.

From I-66 heading east:

Exit I-66 at Glebe Road/Fairfax Drive (exit 71). The exit ramp turns into Fairfax Drive. After traveling one mile on North Fairfax Drive, you will see the FDIC building on the left. Founders Hall is past the FDIC building.

*Note: All eastbound lanes of I-66 inside the Beltway are restricted to HOV-2 from 6:30 am to 9:00 am and all westbound lanes of I-66 inside the Beltway are restricted to HOV-2 from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm.

From I-66 heading west:

Exit I-66 at Glebe Road (exit 71). Turn left onto Washington Boulevard. Stay on Washington Boulevard until you pass the Giant Supermarket; then turn right onto Kirkwood Road. Founders Hall is on the right, at North Fairfax Drive.

*Note: All eastbound lanes of I-66 inside the Beltway are restricted to HOV-2 from 6:30 am to 9:00 am and all westbound lanes of I-66 inside the Beltway are restricted to HOV-2 from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm.

From I-395:

Exit I-395 at Glebe Road North. Continue on Glebe Road, passing Ballston Common Mall on the right. Cross over Wilson Boulevard, then turn right onto Fairfax Drive. After one mile you will see the FDIC building on the left. Founders Hall is past the FDIC building.

From Fairfax and Points West, via Route 50:

Go east on Route 50 (Arlington Blvd.). Exit at Glebe Road, and turn left on Glebe. Turn right on Fairfax Drive. The Arlington Campus is one mile down on North Fairfax Drive, past the FDIC building, on the left.

Please note: Paid visitor garage parking is available onsite at Founders Hall as is limited street parking outside the building.

By Metro:

Take the Orange Line to the Virginia Square/GMU station. The Arlington Campus is approximately 2 blocks Take the escalator to the street level, and turn to face Fairfax Drive. Across the street and to the right, you will see the FDIC building. Cross the street and continue past the FDIC building. Founders Hall is on the left.

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