Podcast 223 — Unpacking the L&D Detective kit

Author, speaker and presenter Kevin M. Yates last joined The Good Practice Podcast back in Episode 117 to share his insights into whether we can measure the impact of training. This week, he's back with a new e-book to help you do just that.

Written by Ross Garner
Published 01 December 2020
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Podcast 223 — Unpacking the L&D Detective kit

This week on the show, Kevin joins Ross Garner and Owen to unpack his L&D Detective Kit for Solving Impact Mysteries.

We discuss:

  • The secrets behind why impact often isn't measured
  • How impact measurement starts with planning upfront
  • The basics of good survey design.

Our Learning Health Check is open until the end of December. This free tool will help you benchmark your organisation against others. Try it now! emeraldworks.com/research/learning-health-check 

You can download The L&D Detective Kit, for free, from Kevin's website at: kevinmyates.com/l%26d-detective-kit 

You can find more from Kevin at his website (kevinmyates.com) or on LinkedIn (linkedin.com/today/author/kevinmyates). 

The paper that Owen recommended was: Denrell, J., & Kovács, B. (2020). The Ecology of Management Concepts. Strategy Science. Available online at: researchgate.net/publication/344519162_The_Ecology_of_Management_Concepts 

Kevin M. Yates

Kevin M. Yates

L&D Detective, Impact Measurement Investigations

Known in the global Learning & Development industry as “The L&D Detective”, Kevin uses clues, facts, and evidence to answer the question, “What is the impact of learning?”. He investigates learning’s influence on performance, behavior, actions, and business goals with data and analytics.

With 20+ years in the Learning & Development industry, Kevin's experience guides his perspective and informs his actions for measuring efficiency, effectiveness, and outcomes for training, learning, and talent development.

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Ross Garner

Ross Garner

Head of Learning Experience, Emerald Works

Ross has been working in L&D for seven years and he heads up the instructional design team at Emerald Works. In 2019 he completed a Masters in Digital Education and was named Learning Technologies’ Learning Designer of the Year. He is also one of the hosts of the GoodPractice Podcast.
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Owen Ferguson

Owen Ferguson

Product and Technology Director, Emerald Works

A self-confessed nerd, Owen is passionate about taking an evidence-led approach to developing digital products that solve real-world problems. He is also a regular on our weekly podcast.
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Ross Garner

Ross Garner

Head of Learning Experience
Ross has been working in L&D for seven years and he heads up the instructional design team at Emerald Works. In 2019 he completed a Masters in Digital Education and was named Learning Technologies’ Learning Designer of the Year. He is also one of the hosts of the Good Practice Podcast.

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