Episode 19 – Assessment Luminary, Riz Khan, SAP

John Kleeman is joined by assessment luminary and “Learning Enthusiast,” Riz Khan of SAP. Riz is Global COO and Vice President of Training and Adoption at SAP and frequently partners with CxOs, executives and leadership groups to help them understand the importance of corporate education and the power of user adoption. Riz shares his background in assessment and learning and discusses the value of investing in learning and training and how assessments fit in, his best practice advice and the future of learning and adoption.


Episode 18 – Assessment Luminary, Gavin Cooney, Learnosity

John Kleeman is joined by assessment luminary, Gavin Cooney, CEO and co-Founder of Learnosity, the leading provider of assessment infrastructure for the learning industry. As you may have heard Learnosity recently acquired Questionmark. Gavin discusses how he got into assessment and dives into various topics, including the importance of accessibility and inclusivity in education, the trends he’s noticed and how Questionmark and Leanosity fit together.


Episode 17 – Assessment Luminaries, Sharon Shrock and Bill Coscarelli, Criterion-Referenced Test Development

John Kleeman is joined by assessment luminaries, Sharon Shrock and Bill Coscarelli, co-authors of award winning book “Criterion-Referenced Test Development.” Sharon and Bill discuss how they got into assessment and tell the story of their book. The pair also shares patterns in testing they’ve seen working with various organizations and their advice.


Episode 16 – Assessment Luminary, Dr. Leanne Furby, National League for Nursing

John Kleeman is joined by assessment luminary, Dr. Leanne Furby, Director of the Assessment Services Division at National League for Nursing. Leanne discusses how she got into assessments, talks about the assessment program at NLN and remote proctoring during COVID-19 and explains spaced learning and how it helps.


Episode 15 – Assessment Luminary, Akil Bello, FairTest

John Kleeman is joined by assessment luminary, Akil Bello, who is an expert in assessment reform. He currently serves as the Senior Director of Advocacy and Advancement at FairTest, the National Center for Fair and Open Testing. Akil discusses how he got interested in assessments and talks about his work with admissions tests, whether recruitment tests are fair and his thoughts on what the testing industry should be doing better.


Episode 14 – Assessment Luminary, Helen Baron, Psychometric Test Development

John Kleeman is joined by assessment luminary, Helen Baron, who is an expert in psychometric measurement and assessment. Helen works with test publishers and employers on developing tests and assessment processes. Helen discusses how she got into assessment, and dives into her time at SHL, the different types of assessments used in recruiting and where personality tests come in and her work on assessment standards.


Episode 13 – Assessment Luminary, Wendy Kirkpatrick, Kirkpatrick Partners

John Kleeman is joined by assessment luminary, Wendy Kirkpatrick, President and Founder of Kirkpatrick Partners. As a global driving force of the use and implementation of the Kirkpatrick Model, Wendy leads companies to measurable success through training and evaluation. Wendy discusses how she got into training and assessments, and dives into the four levels of evaluation, why level three is the most important and how to measure behavior, and her tips for evaluating training while remote working.

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Episode 12 – Assessment Luminary, Chris Norton, Mentor Group

John Kleeman is joined by assessment luminary, Chris Norton, Director at Mentor Group, a global sales transformation company based in UK. Chris shares his background and experience with assessments and discusses the value and best practice advice on using assessments in the sales space, the new Questionmark B2B Sales Qualification by Mentor Group and the future of digital selling.


Episode 11 – Assessment Luminary, Bernt Nilsen, Datakortet

John Kleeman is joined by assessment luminary, Bernt Nilsen, founder of Datakoret (ECDL Norway) and Norsk Test, the leading test developer and supplier of national certification programs in Norway. Bernt discusses how he got into the assessment world and shares what’s important when running a testing service business, his best practice advice for creating high-stakes assessments and the value in anonymous testing.


Episode 10 – Assessment Luminary, Alan Thiemann, Attorney and General Counsel to ATP

John Kleeman is joined by renowned attorney, Alan Thiemann of Hans Santos, PLLC and General Counsel to the Assocation of Test Publishers (ATP). Alan discusses how he got into testing and his role at ATP and dives into topics such as privacy and remote proctoring, how to avoid being taken to court for a bad test and testing controversies in the US.