Work Smart Series

Save the Date: Measuring the Impact of Leadership Development




November 8, 2023


11 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET 

Workshop Coordinator

Chia-Lin Ho


$159 Members; $189 Non-Members

Please contact SIOP for information on the Work Smart Series cancellation and refund policy.

CE Credits: 


Intended Audience

This workshop is intended for I-O psychologists, talent management professionals, and other HR professionals interested in learning more impact evaluation for leadership development.


Beginner to intermediate. Relevant to all practitioners involved training, learning, and leadership development.

Detailed Description:

In leader development, a reverse trend in confidence in the leaders of major institutions and annual spending on leadership development has been observed over a decade. We spend more and more to develop leaders, but we are less and less satisfied with the leaders and corporations are still concerned about insufficient bench strength for future talent needs. The evaluation problem has been identified as one of the persistent, overarching problems that frequently undermine the impact of leadership development efforts. Drawing on practical experience and research findings, this workshop will examine and discuss current practices and future opportunities in evaluating the impact of leadership development solutions. An impact evaluation framework will be introduced, and its applications will be demonstrated. The audience will get hands on experience in designing an impact evaluation plan for a leadership development solution, through small group discussions and application exercises. 


Learning Objectives:

  • Describe evaluation issues in leadership development
  • Detail opportunities to demonstrate the value of leadership development initiatives
  • Identify five key components to consider when designing an impact evaluation plan for leadership development solutions
  • Apply at least one strategy for measuring the impact of leadership development solution


Rob Kaiser headshopRob Kaiser

Today's leaders face a world of unprecedented disruption. Rob has devoted his career to assessing, selecting, and developing leaders who build better cultures and get better results despite the chaos of constant churn. Starting at the Center for Creative Leadership, Rob participated in ground-breaking research that led me to conclude that versatility is the key to leading effectively in a disruptive world. As a partner in the executive development firm, Kaplan DeVries Inc., Rob pioneered innovative leadership assessment and deep-dive, inside-out development for C-suite executives before the practice of executive coaching had a name. As founder of Kaiser Leadership Solutions, Rob created a suite of tools – the patented Leadership Versatility Index, Progress Report, and Integrated Personality Summary – to help managers become the versatile leaders their organizations need.

These days, Rob trains coaches, executive educators, and talent professionals in the use of the aforementioned tools, and uses them in his own executive assessment and coaching practice as well as in leadership development programs that he designs and delivers for some of the world’s best-known corporations.

Rob continues to conduct research, publish articles, write books, and speak about the important issues in leadership with the business press and at events around the world.


Chia-Lin Ho headshotChia-Lin Ho

Dr. Chia-Lin Ho is a Behavioral Science Consultant at Ho & Associates. She has over sixteen years of experience in measurement and assessment, in both applied and academic settings. Over the past six years, she has developed and executed measurement strategies and plans to evaluate the impact and effectiveness of various learning and development solutions ranging from microlearning to year-long leadership development programs, and measure a full range of learning impact metrics, including behavior change and business results. Chia-Lin has also led the development of an evaluation system to capture the impact of various leadership development and team building programs. Prior to that, she helped the U.S. government evaluate their programs and policies for military service members and veterans, including the congressionally mandated National Vietnam Veterans Longitudinal Study. She has published her work in peer reviewed journals and book chapters, and presented at numerous conferences. She received her master’s degree and Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from University of North Carolina at Charlotte and North Carolina State University, respectively.



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Recommend a Thought Leader

Do you know a SIOP practitioner or researcher who is…

  •   Doing work on topics of critical relevance in the “new normal”  of the workplace?
  •   With great speaking/facilitation skills?

This is a great opportunity to showcase their thought leadership by recommending them (or yourself!) to present at a future Work Smart Series event.  Email the Work Smart Team

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  • The “Great R”:  Reality, Response and Reset in a Post-Pandemic Workplace (June 7, 2022)
  • Battling Burnout in 2022: What Can Organizations Do Beyond Encouraging Self-Care? –  featuring Dr. Jacinta Jiménez, author of The Burnout Fix (February 17, 2022)
  • 5 Macro Human Capital Trends Impacting the Workplace Today –  featuring well-known psychologist, writer, and innovator Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic (November 18, 2021)


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About the Series

This SIOP offering provides virtual learning programs with exceptional content AND opportunities for meaningful, memorable interaction. The series is also intended to increase the visibility of industrial and organizational psychology and will be open to both SIOP members and nonmembers.

The world of work is in a period of rapid change and as I-O psychologists we have much to offer for creating a smarter workplace. In addition to participating yourself, we strongly encourage you to be SIOP ambassadors and invite non-member colleagues to take advantage of the Work Smart learning opportunities.

There is no better time to leverage the science of I-O psychology to make a difference! We hope you join us for [GREAT] Content + [FUN] Connection!

If you have any questions regarding the Work Smart Series or would like more information, please contact Michelle Zavaleta.

Sponsor for Visibility

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 SIOP Work Smart Series Committee

Ali O'Malley, (Team Leader)
Christine Boyce
Chia-Lin Ho
Terri McNelly
Alison O'Malley

Crystal Turner
Sarah Thomas
Jean Stetz-Puchalski