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Metrics for Workplace Learning

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Strengthen your knowledge of how to use key metrics to assess the impact and success that workplace learning brings to the employee evaluation process. Designed for HR professionals, this course introduces the process of needs analysis, theories and best practices in adult education and industry standards in metrics for workplace learning.

This Program, ID No. 616240 , has been approved for 30.00  E-Learning recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®).

This course aligns to the SHRM® Body of Applied Skills and Knowledge¹

¹SHRM is a registered trademark of the Society for Human Resource Management. 

Skills you'll learn:

  • Identify metrics to measure the impact of employee learning and training initiatives

  • Achieve employee learning and training goals by selecting the appropriate intervention

  • Leverage metrics to select and implement systematic and individual improvements to learning and training activities

  • Evaluate initiatives for efficacy and identify opportunities for iterative improvement

Key topics:

  • Needs and development analysis

  • Learning and development program design

  • Adult education best practices

Two people looking at metrics on the wall at a workplace

What's included in this course:

  • Self-paced, 100% online
  • Eligible for recertification credits
  • 4 career-relevant skills
  • No books or materials needed
  • Finish course in approx. 30 hrs
  • Access to course for 1 year
  • Certificate of completion
  • 7-day satisfaction guarantee
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Reasons to buy for business:

  • Employees can get registered and start learning today
  • Track employee progress
  • Eligible for recertification credits

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This Program, ID No. 616240, has been approved for 30.00 E-Learning recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®).


This course offers 30 Professional Development credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification.

Course outline

  • Module 1: Course Introduction
    • Getting Started
    • Course Welcome
  • Module 2: Identify Metrics with Needs Analysis
    • Introduction to Needs Analysis Metrics
    • Key Terms for Needs Analysis Metrics
    • Conducting an Organizational Analysis
    • Assessment Tools/Process and Professional Talent Development
    • Needs Analysis Metrics Skills Assessment
  • Module 3: Select Optimal Interventions
    • Introduction to Engaging Adult Learning
    • Optimal Intervention Key Terms
    • Is Training the Appropriate Intervention?
    • Principles of Adult learning, Engaging a Multigenerational Workforce, and Self-Directed Learning Design
    • Optimal Intervention Skills Assessment
  • Module 4: Instructional Development Metrics
    • Introduction Instructional Development Strategies Metrics
    • Instructional Development Metrics Key Terms
    • Captivating and Motivating Adult Learners
    • Planning Learning and Instructional Development Metrics
    • Instructional Development Metrics Skills Assessment
  • Module 5: Evaluation of Learning for Improvement
    • Introduction to Evaluating the Impact of Learning and Training
    • Effective Learning Key Terms
    • Data Management and Corporate Learning and Design
    • Framework and Strategies for Training Effectiveness and Business Impact
    • Effective Learning Skills Assessment
  • Course Conclusion
    • Course Wrap Up

Tools and resources you can access after purchasing:

  • Workplace Learning Essentials

    This PDF contains links to resources curated by learning and development professionals to help support your growing knowledge and skill sets in this course.

  • Comparison of Competency Assessment Types

    This downloadable PDF provides a comparison of Training Needs, Individual Competency, and Organizational Maturity assessments.

  • Learning System Design

    This downloadable PDF from SHRM provides basic information on needs assessments, readiness for learning, and learning methods.

Showcase your achievement

Share your Certificate of Completion and Professional Development Badge by uploading them to your social media profiles, such as LinkedIn®², when you’ve successfully completed your course with a score of 85% or higher.

² LinkedIn is a registered trademark of LinkedIn Corporation and its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries.


Frequently asked questions

The Metrics for Workplace Learning course may be right for you if you have an interest in learning about needs and development analysis. This course could also help you grow your career in the education field.

By purchasing this Metrics for Workplace Learning course, you are taking the first step in growing your workplace learning skills. You should purchase this course if you're interested in learning theories and best practices in adult education.

Everyone is welcome to take the Metrics for Workplace Learning course. No application is necessary.

All levels and skillsets are welcome to take the Metrics for Workplace Learning non-credit course. There are no prerequisites for this course.

This course aligns to the SHRM Functional Area 4 of the Body of Knowledge: Learning & Development. This course is not endorsed by SHRM is a registered trademark of Society for Human Resource Management.

The Metrics for Workplace Learning course has four modules comprised of subjects like “identifying metrics with needs analysis.” Each module has a knowledge check and brief assessment to validate your skills. You can expect the course to take about 30 hours, and all courses are 100% online and self-paced.


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