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Entries for February 2016

101 More Ways to Make Training ActiveThe closing of an active training session provides a sense of closure for the learners. It is a time to ensure that all expectations were met. 

However, many trainers fail to maximize the true potential of their closing time.

Read on for 10 tips to make your closing active in a way that elicits participant commitment.

Note: The following tips appear in Elaine Biech's new book
101 More Ways to Make Training Active, as contributed by Kenneth Stein, Ed.D, CPLP, SPHR, Successful Endeavors. Jim and Wendy Kirkpatrick are also contributors to the book.

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Between a full Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation Certificate Program, two presentations and sightseeing, Jim and Wendy had a fun and productive time at the T2016 Conference & Expo earlier this month.

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 to see their photos from the conference and their sightseeing adventures.

Are you interested in other events where you can catch up with Jim and Wendy? Click here to see their other upcoming appearances

                            Jim and Wendy Kirkpatrick at T2016

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Presenting resultsIn this final update, Rob Berry, winner of the 2014 ATD VOS Don Kirkpatrick Scholarship, describes why his participation in our bronze certification program came at the perfect time for his organization, and how what he learned enabled him to establish effective processes and evaluation methods.

Read on to find out the three critical ways that his team used their results.

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Our affiliate company in the Middle East recently hosted a Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation Certification Program - Silver Level.

Click here to see photos of participants in this and other Kirkpatrick programs around the world.

Are you bronze certified and interested in moving forward with Kirkpatrick silver level certification? Check out our
 currently scheduled silver programs.

160117 K4LES Silver Learnactive Dubai

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Moment of OpportunityJim kicked off the year by challenging us to act with integrity when faced with Moments of Truth. Click here if you missed it.

Have you experienced any Moments of Truth yet this year?

This week, he introduces another concept, Moments of Opportunity. Unlike Moments of Truth, where you take a big gulp, pull your chin up and deal with them, Moments of Opportunity are shiny gold nuggets of future promise begging you to pick them up. It's not enough just to wait for opportunity to fall into your lap, though. 

Read on to find out how to take action to create your own Moments of Opportunity.

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Our affiliate company in France recently hosted a Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation Certification Program - Bronze Level.

Click here to see photos of participants actively working toward bronze during this program.

If you're located in France and are interested in earning your Kirkpatrick bronze level certification too, check out the next program in Paris on March 8-9.
Bronze certification

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Post-program evaluationLast week, we discussed the danger of jumping into projects before fully educating yourself. Click here if you missed it.

This week, we share the simple post-mortem process that we use after each event or project to determine if it was worth it. 

Read on for a list of questions that will help you press the easy button on your post-program evaluation efforts.

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We always appreciate when our online program participants send us photos so that we can put faces to their names.

Click here to see photos of some of our participants from our latest online Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation Certification Program - Bronze Level.

If you're not bronze certified yet, be sure to join us for our next online program beginning on April 6. Save $300 when you register by Feb. 21.

Aisshvarys ShahLisa Sands

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