When evaluating our training, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut using a quick survey and a smile sheet. We gain feedback on the food, the room temperature and even speaker quality, but it doesn’t really tell us if anyone learned anything.

In this week’s episode, Liz sits down with Mara Velez, who has an extensive background in behavior change and instructional design. Mara shares her experiences with different levels of assessment to gain insights on what actually matters to the business: Did attendees actually learn anything? Are they able to apply this new knowledge?

If you’re interested in switching from Smile Sheets to Evaluation Rubrics, listen in! You’ll find some practical ways to get started.

How do you evaluate your courses? We’d love to hear your experiences! Share with us on LinkedIn @CumbyConsulting.

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About Mara Velez, Argos Behavior Change:
Mara is the principal learning and organizational change consultant at Argos Behavior Change. She has more than 20 years of experience in developing high-quality learning and organizational change interventions. Her area of expertise is in developing training on the complexity of managed markets, reimbursement for specialty pharmaceuticals, and compliance for managed care account managers and field sales teams. Mara has also developed learning interventions in other industries including banking, construction, telecom, not-for-profit, and higher education for learners at all levels, from entry-level positions to knowledgeable leaders and managers.

About Cumby Consulting
Cumby Consulting’s team of professionals deliver innovative MedTech training services for physicians, sales representatives, teaching faculty, key opinion leaders and clinical development teams. Whether you need a complete training system developed to deliver revenue sooner or a discrete training program for a specific meeting, Cumby Consulting will deliver highly strategic, efficient programs with uncompromising standards of quality.