Data Literacy for Learning Leaders with Zsolt Oláh

April 19, 2023
4 minutes
Zsolt Oláh joined #IDIODC April 19.

Data literacy is not something traditionally taught to training teams, but leveraging data for decision-making is critical in today's workplace. But just counting butts-in-seats doesn't cut it. Often, you're expecting specific data results to impact your training solutions. But that's often easier said than done. Especially if you're new to the world of training and development.

Zsolt Oláh joined us to discuss the data analytics of training and development. We discussed what data is available, or should be available, as well as why data helps us make better business decisions. During a recent session at TechKnowledge, Zsolt asked attendees to participate in a simulated project where the team had to evaluate a learning pilot based on given data. Zsolt explained valuable insights gained using this simulated approach and how you can use it too.

This session is for everyone on your learning team as it's a group effort when you're growing as a successful training organization. Learning leaders will benefit from new insights and team members will have a better understanding of what training interventions work, or not, and how to communicate that to others.

Join us with your entire team for this fantastic session.

Links shared in chat:

Zsolt’s Session at ATD

Will Thalheimer’s Books

The Learning Transfer Evaluation Model

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About Zsolt Oláh

Zsolt is a Manager, Digital Learning & Experience at Amazon Web Services (AWS) World Wide Public Sector. His focus is on accelerating skills development by simplifying finding the right learning content and amplifying its efficiency of application on the job. Prior to Amazon, Zsolt worked as a learning consultant at Kineo helping clients solving technology-related business problems through learning and performance support. These projects often included stakeholder and root cause analysis, learning persona creations, action mapping, and architecture design. Before Kineo, as Director of Innovation and Learning Solutions, Zsolt led a team of instructional designers, graphic designers, and developers at the Performance Development Group to create innovative learning solutions. Zsolt is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences and author of the book, Engage the WORL&D!.  He regularly publishes articles on, where he was listed as one of the top 10 thought leaders in 2019. Beyond solving learning and performance problems, Zsolts love games, soccer, storytelling, and screenplay writing. His last screenplay was a finalist in an international screenplay writing competition.


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