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Beyond Training: Measuring the Value of Learning

Three Dangerous Trends Learning Leaders Face that Keep their Budgets Low and Stakeholders Guessing...


Have you ever wondered how the training programs or performance improvement initiatives you are leading:

  • Link to business objectives?
  • Positively impact and add value to the organization?

Organizations are becoming increasingly selective when it comes to approving human performance initiatives. Using the return on investment (ROI) methodology helps prioritize initiatives by calculating their forecasted value and increasing project approval rates. Learning leaders who demonstrate the contribution of training initiatives can justify their budgets, earn the respect of senior management, improve program support and provide a process for ongoing improvement and business alignment.

Date: TBA
Time: 2 days
Location: 688 Sherbrooke Street West
Fee: $895.00


The course provides valuable research, tools, techniques, and proven methodologies to help participants deliver value beyond fulfillment of training requests. The methodologies reviewed in the course help demonstrate the value of learning, as well as help determine whether the learning needs are met during and after implementation of the intervention for sustained results.

Who Should Attend

This course is right for you if you are ready to demonstrate, in business terms, the value your training & development initiatives bring to the organization.


By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • List the actions required to reverse the dangerous trends that all Learning Leaders face
  • Describe a framework for measuring success of your training projects
  • Develop an action plan for securing budget and getting stakeholder engagement for your next initiative

Topics covered

High-level topics include:

  • The importance of evaluation and needs assessment
  • The ROI methodology
  • Business alignment V-model
  • The 5 levels of evaluation
  • Communicating evaluation and ROI results


Sonia Di Maulo, M.A., CRP (Certified ROI Professional)

Sonia Di Maulo is an award-winning performance improvement professional, author, and founder of Harvest Performance. She is passionate about helping leaders find the right approaches and processes to grow their teams’ potential through trust and collaboration.
Her Master’s degree in Educational Technology and a Bachelor’s degree received with distinction in Communication Studies are the foundations for her passion. In 2003 and 2011 Sonia received Awards of Excellence from the International Society of Performance Improvement for Outstanding Instructional Interventions.
She works with local, national, and global companies in diverse sectors with an important focus on delivering needs-based solutions that are meaningful, sustainable, and improve the way we work and connect. Using proven performance improvement practices and principles, Sonia helps organizations improve their work environment and team engagement. It’s all about relationships.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellation & substitution requests must be made in writing. The following Cancellation Policy applies:

Up to 14 days prior to the start date: Full refund
7 days prior to the start date: Refund minus $100 Cancellation fee
Within 7 days of the start date: No Refund, however suitable participation substitution will be permitted

If no notice is given prior to the start of the event(s) and you fail to attend, you will be liable for the full course fee.

McGill SCS reserves the right to cancel an event up to 5 days prior to its start.

Contact Information

Telephone: 514-398-5454
E-mail: pd.conted [at]