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Entries for October 2013

Michael Wiedecker, with the consultation of Ron Meyer,Wiedecker 1 implemented the Kirkpatrick methodology at the Maryland Transit Administration train yard to reduce the occurrence of costly mistakes.

Inspired by the book 
Training on Trial by Jim and Wendy Kirkpatrick, Michael secured buy-in from managers and other involved parties, making implementation easy and generating noteworthy results. He spoke the language of the business to  get them on board with the methods he was proposing.

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Click here to get caught up if you missed part 1 of Dr. Jim Kirkpatrick's interview with Candee Basford.

Basford infographicThe infographic that Candee created fueled interest in the Kirkpatrick Model and its potential application to the global training programs that her company was about to plan and implement.

By putting her thoughts about the model down on paper in this visually interesting format before any implementation was attempted, rather than at the end of a program, Candee was able to influence other leaders in her company to start with the end in mind and incorporate the Kirkpatrick four levels methodology from the beginning.

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How do you communicate the value of training to your co-workers and managers so they understand it? Here’s an example from Candee Basford,...

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The navy must always be prepared before entering the fieCompassld. They do not wait until they are in the middle of the ocean to think about how they will navigate their submarines and respond to threats.
 
They prepare for every eventuality and engage the sonar upon launch, monitoring it carefully during the entire excursion, making adjustments as required to stay on course and avoid danger.

How can you plan your evaluation efforts as diligently as if you were a navy submariner? Read on to find out.

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Use Active Training Evaluation Sonar to Maximize Training Value - Part 3
Military submarines use active sonar, or pinging, to emit pulses and create echoes that identify nearby objects and potential threats. Workplace learning and performance professionals (WLPs) can do the same to check reaction and learning during training, as well as on-the-job application and results after training.

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First Things First: Getting Started with Kirkpatrick® Training Evaluation
February 1, 2017

Are you being asked to create or deliver training that "works," meaning it provides measurable performance improvement and enhances organizational results? You are not alone. Ironically, evaluating training value is often an afterthought, considered only after training is complete. 

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