An ILA Leadership Perspectives Webinar

Evaluating Leadership Development: The Missing Ingredient to Understanding and Achieving Success

Presenter: Kelly Hannum

Date: 8 July 2009


What is the value of an evaluation? Who are the “right” people to evaluate a leadership development initiative? When should you conduct an evaluation? How should you conduct an evaluation? In this session Kelly Hannum will explore these questions and others, as well as why the answers that readily come to mind may not be the best choices. Frameworks and approaches for evaluating leadership development will be shared and explained with a focus on improving the quality of evaluations and the leadership development initiatives they represent.

After this session you will:

  • Understand the purposes and value of leadership development evaluation
  • Know the roles of an evaluator
  • Be able to use different frameworks for evaluating leadership development
  • Be able to ask key questions before designing or funding a leadership development initiative
  • Have a broader perspective on the connection between evaluation and leadership development

Target Audience: Any individual or group designing, funding, or delivering leadership development initiatives. No need for formal training needed.

Speaker Information

Kelly Marie Hannum is Manager of Research for the EMEA Region at the Center for Creative Leadership. She holds a Ph.D. in educational research, measurement, and evaluation from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She has evaluated leadership development programs for over a decade. In addition to her work at CCL, Kelly has been involved in research and evaluation projects with a number of organizations in a variety of sectors, including academia, government, for-profit and not-for-profit. She is a visiting faculty member at Catholic University’s IESEG School of Management in Lille, France and teaches graduate-level courses at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her work has been published and presented internationally in a variety of venues. She is the recipient of the Marcia Guttentag award from the American Evaluation Association and the Young Alumni Award from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.