Robert O. Brinkerhoff, Pioneer of the Success Case Evaluation Method(R), Joins KnowledgeAdvisors...

Tue Jan 8, 2008 10:00am EST

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Robert O. Brinkerhoff, Pioneer of the Success Case Evaluation Method(R), Joins KnowledgeAdvisors Advisory Board

CHICAGO--(Business Wire)--KnowledgeAdvisors announced today that Robert O. Brinkerhoff,
Ed.D. has joined the company's advisory board and will collaborate
with its staff to integrate the Success Case Evaluation Method(R) into
Metrics that Matter(R) analytics technology.

   The Success Case Evaluation Method (SCM) is an innovative
evaluation of learning interventions that relies on qualitative
feedback to help understand an organization's training effectiveness.
The SCM approach takes the top and bottom adopters (those who use the
new knowledge/techniques vs. those who do not) of a particular
intervention and compares differences in the two extremes. SCM also
allows for deeper qualitative insights on barriers to usage of
particular training interventions. KnowledgeAdvisors is already
working with many clients to adopt the methodology utilizing Metrics
that Matter to collect, store and process evaluation data.

   "We are very pleased to be adding Rob Brinkerhoff and the Success
Case Evaluation Method to KnowledgeAdvisors. Brinkerhoff's methodology
will help KnowledgeAdvisors' clients measure impact, convert learning
consistently, quickly and efficiently and ultimately improve their
performance," said Kent D. Barnett, CEO, KnowledgeAdvisors.

   "KnowledgeAdvisors has a world-class learning evaluation and
analytics technology and works with best-practice organizations. I'm
thrilled to collaborate with them to bring the power of the Success
Case Evaluation Method to an already impressive toolset for measuring
learning effectiveness and impact," added Robert O. Brinkerhoff.

   Mr. Brinkerhoff will be speaking at the 2008 KnowledgeAdvisors
Analytics Symposium on March 5, 2008. The KnowledgeAdvisors Analytics
Symposium is a Corporate Learning and Human Resources event designed
to advance measurement processes within those functions to help
organizations align job roles with business goals. For more on the
Symposium, visit:

   About KnowledgeAdvisors:

   KnowledgeAdvisors is a Human Capital Analytics technology and
professional services firm, providing measurement systems and
solutions for human resources and learning & development practices
align people processes with organizational goals. Leading
organizations work with KnowledgeAdvisors to measure, communicate and
improve the impact of their people.

   About Robert O. Brinkerhoff, Ed.D.:

   Robert Brinkerhoff is Professor Emeritus at Western Michigan
University and a Senior Consultant with Advantage Performance Group.
He is an internationally recognized expert in training evaluation and
effectiveness and has been a consultant to dozens of major companies
and organizations in the United States, South Africa, and Europe.

   About Metrics that Matter:

   Metrics that Matter is KnowledgeAdvisors' proprietary web-based
learning & human capital analytics technology, allowing leading
organizations to cost-effectively measure training impact,
competencies, employee satisfaction & engagement and customer
satisfaction to improve performance. This world-class analytics
technology generates evaluations, tests, assessments and
surveys. Metrics that Matter integrates with LMS and ERP systems to
provide very robust reporting across an enterprise.

   Metrics that Matter is a registered trademark of
KnowledgeAdvisors. Success Case Evaluation Method is a registered
trademark of Robert O. Brinkerhoff.

Mike Brown, Marketing Manager
(312) 676-4416 (phone)
(312) 676-4401 (fax)

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