AITD - Over 40 years experience in supporting the learning and development community
Sandra Stopher

Sandra Stopher

Needs Analysis and Evaluation

Sandra has been an adult learning practitioner for over 15 years and an evaluator for over a decade.


Passionate about supporting people to meet their professional and personal development goals, she believes that development is a collaborative and iterative process. Sandra incorporates numerous adult learning theories and psychologies into her practice to help her to best tailor the learning experience to meet the particular needs of the audience.

As an evaluator, Sandra is highly experienced in evaluating learning interventions of all sizes and types, from individual development activities to organisation-wide learning and OD programs. She has also designed and conducted numerous capacity building workshops for other learning practitioners to help support them to improve their skills in evaluation.

Practising what she preaches, Sandra is also strongly committed to maintaining and improving her own professional expertise. In addition to her Masters’ degree in Adult Education Sandra has a Masters’ degree in Coaching Psychology. Sandra is a member of a number of different professional organisations.

In addition to the Australian Institute of Training & Development (AITD), Sandra is a current member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), the University of Sydney Coaching & Mentoring Association (USCMA) and an associate member of the eLearning Guild. She is also an active member of the Australasian Evaluation Society (AES). As well as regularly presenting at the AES’s international conference, Sandra is a co-founder and co-chair of the Society’s Special Interest Group focussing on technology in evaluation.

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