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How do you say "bronze" in Spanish? 

We are excited to announce an upcoming Kirkpatrick bronze certification program to be facilitated in Spanish in Mexico City, Mexico.

This program is open to the public and will take place on August 29-30.

Click here for more information and to register.

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Many training professionals struggle to gain program sponsor and/or line manager buy-in for new programs. One of the questions Jim and Wendy Kirkpatrick repeatedly hear is, "How do you get manager involvement in your training initiatives?"

It is common knowledge that the more touch points a sales person has with a potential client or customer, the more likely that customer is to buy. The same principle is true here.

We have identified four opportunities along the life of a major initiative to partner with program sponsors and/or line managers to maximize results. Each of the four parts of this new quick tip series on maximizing manager involvement will cover one of these four opportunities.


The first touch point you are likely to have with a program sponsor or manager is when you are being given your “marching orders” for a training program. This is your first partnership opportunity.

Read on for 5 specific recommendations for forming a strong working partnership with senior leaders during this initial program scoping.

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Kirkpatrick in India:  Kirkpatrick affiliate C2C Organizational Development recently hosted a breakfast roundtable on "Training Effectiveness – How to Turn this Bane into a Boon" in Bengaluru, India.

Melanie Martinelli and Preethi Rao, both Kirkpatrick Certified Facilitators, hosted the informative session. See all photos from this event here. 

Click here to view all opportunities to learn more about Kirkpatrick in the U.S. and abroad.

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Join Jim and Wendy Kirkpatrick as they lead an interactive and thought-provoking discussion, book club style, about the top training evaluation pitfalls revealed in their latest book, Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Training Evaluation.

Friday, August 18, 2017
2:00 pm Eastern

If you can't attend the live session, we encourage you to register anyway. If you are not an ATD member, the recording will be made available for just one month, and only to those who registered for the event.

Click here for more information and to register for this free online session.

It is not necessary to have read the latest Kirkpatrick book to participate in and benefit from this interactive program. 

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The online version of our Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation Certification Program - Bronze Level is now more convenient than ever. 

In addition to our regular schedule of online programs run during business hours in the United States, we now have Kirkpatrick affiliates offering online bronze certification programs out of Sweden and New Zealand.

With these new options, you're sure to find an online bronze program that fits within your waking hours, no matter your time zone.

From New Zealand
October 9, 12, 16, 19 and 25
Save $300 until September 8

From Sweden
October 31, November 3, 7, 10 and 13

From the U.S.
November 2, 9, 16, 30 and December 7
Save $300 until September 18

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Led by Kirkpatrick Certified Facilitator Laura Sharon, the team at the Virginia Department of Health recently worked toward their Kirkpatrick bronze certifications.

Click here to view all photos from this Virginia program.

Do you feel like it's time to pursue your bronze certification? There are several in-person and online options available. To select from a robust schedule of upcoming programs, click here.


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Four Levels of Training Evaluation Book

Does your current training evaluation plan look something like this:

Level 1: smile sheets
Level 2: testing
Level 3: 90-day survey
Level 4: ??

If so, it's time to upgrade to a hybrid approach by implementing a Blended Evaluation Plan® that measures multiple levels at the same time and allows you and others to start seeing the connections between the levels.

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What's better than Paris in summer? Pursuing your Kirkpatrick bronze certification there! In late June, Kirkpatrick affiliate Formaeva hosted an in-house bronze program. Led by Kirkpatrick Certified Facilitator Jonathan Pottiez, the group enjoyed a robust, interactive experience.

Click here to view all photos from this Paris program.

Ready to earn your own bronze? You don't have to go as far as France to do so. For a complete schedule of upcoming programs, domestic and abroad, click here.