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Entries for March 2015

The Kirkpatrick Evaluation discussion group in LinkedIn is a great place to ask questions and share best practices with other training professionals. If you aren't a member yet, click here to join.

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Blended EvaluationAs a training professional, you've likely heard of blended learning. While traditional training was one-dimensional, blended learning revolutionized our industry.

In much the same way, traditional evaluation is one-dimensional, provides partial truth and is generally ineffective. It typically comes only in written form through smile sheets for Level 1, testing for Level 2 and 90-day surveys for Level 3. No evaluation typically occurs at Level 4. Sadly, the methodology behind these evaluation strategies is based more on tradition than on purpose.

These deficiencies have created a need for a blended evaluation approach. 

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CLO - Do More with Less 2Many professionals in the training industry have been charged with finding practical ways to create measurable organizational effectiveness -- without any additional budget.  

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SurveyDo you struggle to create surveys that elicit meaningful responses, or to get people to respond at all? 

Dr. Matthew Champagne, the "Survey Doctor," is offering his Udemy course on survey building at no charge to members of the Kirkpatrick Community. 

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Applying the Kirkpatrick Model to CoachingParticipants seem to enjoy your training programs, but do they go on to apply what they learned in the classroom to their actual jobs? 

If application is not occurring, or if you're unsure whether it is or not, this new article by Kirkpatrick Certified Facilitators David Dewhurst and Mark Harris, along with Kirkpatrick bronze certified professionals Gail Foster-Bohm and Gill Odell, can help.

Their case example will teach you step-by-step ways to create a powerful post-training implementation and evaluation plan.

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The February 2015 edition of TD at Work featured an update on the four levels of evaluation, written by Jim and Wendy Kirkpatrick. You can purchase the full copy here

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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. 

Learn directly from Jim and Wendy Kirkpatrick, creators of the New World Kirkpatrick Model, how to start any training program right, so that value is built in and can effectively be demonstrated when it is complete. Even if you inherit existing training programs, you will find out how to incorporate small tactics that will make a big difference in creating training value. 

Don't miss Jim and Wendy Kirkpatrick's new webinar, "First Things First: Getting Started with Kirkpatrick® Training Evaluation" on March 2, 2017. Click here for more information

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October 3, 2016

We are excited to announce the release of our new book, Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Training Evaluation.

Discover a complete blueprint for implementing the model in a way that truly maximizes business results. And delve into Jim and Wendy's new findings that, together with Don Kirkpatrick's work, create the New World Kirkpatrick Model, a powerful methodology that melds people with metrics.

Use the New World Model to better train people, improve the way you work, and, ultimately, contribute to your organization's most crucial goals without breaking the budget. 

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