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People Analytics: Measuring Organizational Impact & ROI of OD

  • U of M Carlson School of Management, Private Dining Room (lower level) 321 19th Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55455 (map)

Join us September 5 as we kick off our new programming year to learn how to integrate a people analytics framework into your practice. Start measuring ROI and other organizational impacts to demonstrate greater results for your work.

In this session, we will provide a broad overview of what people analytics (PA) is and we’ll share a framework you can apply to better design and evaluate your OD initiatives.

As OD practitioners, we spend significant time, energy, and money creating OD initiatives, whether they be transactional training series or complex interventions like an elaborate new leadership development curriculum. As a result, we often have to demonstrate the impact of our work, (e.g., “transference of learning”). Many times, we find ourselves scrambling to gather testimonials or surveys of training effectiveness. We know we made a difference, but measuring the impact can be a challenge for many of us OD practitioners. A commonly missed opportunity is the design and collection of impact measures prior to delivery. Measuring ROI and organizational impact is a tangible and practical skill we can integrate into our OD tool kit.

Participants will:         

·        Understand what people analytics is and how to apply it to OD

·        Understand what you need to start your people analytics journey (if you haven’t already)

·        Think through steps of how to measure the impact of your OD initiatives using a people analytics framework

·        Interactively work through a practical example of how to apply people analytics to OD


Andrew Fleck, PhD
Chief Behavioral Scientist

Andrew (Drew) Fleck, PhD, is a results-oriented organizational leader, certified executive coach, behavioral scientist, consultant, and entrepreneur with experience building and aligning human and organizational systems to support corporate goals for a wide variety of local, national, and international firms. He is an expert in leadership, learning, organization design, organization development, innovation, and entrepreneurship, with a reputation for transforming organizational systems from a transactional approach to a strategic business function.

Drew helps organizations of all sizes effectively assess, design, develop, and implement leadership and change management projects and programs. These include, but are not limited to, cross-functional team alignment, executive coaching, leadership development, learning, organizational design and development, performance consulting, and operational effectiveness. Over his career, he performed a number of strategic roles that have taken him throughout the world and allowed him to collaborate and partner with professionals at all organizational levels, in organizations large and small, in a variety of countries and cultures, across multiple generations. Along the way, Drew worked with Dell, GM, Microsoft, Toshiba, and a number of smaller organizations to help them set-up and manage a variety of business strategies, programs, and projects. He holds master’s and doctoral degrees in human and organizational systems from Fielding Graduate University.

Dan Ritter
Director of People Analytics

Dan is the Director of People Analytics at illumyx. Dan is a lover of both people and numbers. He uses data to help clients understand workplace and team behaviors and how to optimize organizational culture. Dan is a former logistics manager who led operations from last place rankings to top of class. He attributes this success to a combination of metric-based performance analysis and intentionally cultivating a workplace experience that emphasized autonomy and positivity.

5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Registration and dinner

6:00 - 6:15 p.m. Welcome and Announcements

6:15 - 8:00 p.m. People Analytics: Measuring Organizational Impact & ROI of Learning & Development

Earlier Event: August 13
MNODN Summer Networking Happy Hour
Later Event: September 10
September Networking Happy Hour