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Essentials of Evaluating Leadership Development Programs

Uncover and analyze the impact of your leadership programs.

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While it is commonplace for organiza­tions to invest in leadership develop­ment programs, it is far less likely for organizations to have meaningful insights into how they can measure the effectiveness and value of them. Important areas of evaluation include increased employee performance, customer satisfaction, product qual­ity, corporate profitability, and other various indicators of mission success.

This workshop will provide an overview of the study “The Impact of Leadership Development Programs” by the Association for Talent Development (formerly ASTD) and ICF International. We will review the study’s findings, and help you to consider how the identified best practices can be used in your organization.

  • Online3 sessions, 4.5 hours total
  • OnsiteFlexible dates & duration
Program Overview

Program Overview

This interactive program will identify the key components of a successful leadership development program (LDP) evaluation and provide practical steps for implementing an evaluation. This workshop answers important questions that should guide the evaluation of leadership development programs, such as: 

  • What role does my organization’s culture play in evaluation? 
  • How will I measure the impact of the leadership program?
  • How will I plan and design the evaluation?
  • What are the most likely barriers I will face during the evaluation, and how can I overcome them?
  • What are the valuable outcomes the organization is striving to achieve through leadership development?
  • What techniques can I employ to ensure a successful evaluation? 

Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

By the end of this program, you will be able to:

  • Assess your organization’s “readiness” to conduct LDP Evaluation (including culture, availability of data, and leadership support).
  • Create a basic evaluation plan.
  • Identify resources required, barriers, and constraints of evaluation.
  • Design strategies to overcome constraints.
  • Build leadership support for LDP evaluation.
  • Determine the essential evaluation questions.
  • Determine the evaluation best practices that will work best within your organization.


  • Session 1 - Creating a Culture of Evaluation
  • Session 2 - Framing the Evaluation
  • Session 3 - Identifying Best Practices That Work For You
Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for workplace learning and performance professionals who are interested in developing their ability to measure the impact of leadership development programs. It is particularly well-suited to practitioners who have been charged with demonstrating the value of LDP within their organizations. The evaluation techniques demonstrated in the workshop will be applicable in a variety of settings including public, private, military, and not-for-profit organizations.

Credits & Attendance

Credits & Attendance

Attendance Policy

Participation in all online sessions at their originally scheduled day and time is mandatory to receive completion for the program. Participants who fulfill this attendance requirement will see their completion status reflected on their transcript in the ATD Learning Portal and will receive an email verifying their completion of the program. If you must miss a session, all sessions will be recorded and available in the Learning Portal for participants to review throughout the program.

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