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Entries for March 2016

On March 23, in cooperation with Training Magazine Network, the Fatal Kirkpatrick Model Execution ErrorsKirkpatricks presented their newest webinar, "Fatal Kirkpatrick® Model Execution Errors - Practical Tips for Identifying and Correcting Them."

The Kirkpatrick Model is the most-used training evaluation model in the world. This does not, however, mean that it is always implemented correctly. What does misapplication put at risk? The image that training holds in many organizations, the future of your training department and, ultimately, your job.

Listen to this informative webinar with Jim and Wendy Kirkpatrick, creators of the New World Kirkpatrick Model, to find out the most common execution errors, what is at risk if you make them and how to avoid them in the first place. Pick up practical tips that any training professional can implement to maximize their program value and demonstrate it to their organizations and stakeholders.

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Are you following us on Pinterest? If not, you are missing out.

Follow Kirkpatrick Partners on Pinterest to see boards dedicated to thoughts from Jim Kirkpatrick, product and program information, helpful infographics and more. 

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Wendy Kirkpatrick is a bit of a daredevil. As a child, she would swing wildly on swings, climb trees and walk on top of the monkey bars. It was only fitting, then, that while we were on vacation, she found something to get the adrenaline pumping.

The resort we stayed at had a real circus high-flying trapeze that guests were allowed to swing on in the mornings. Wendy vacillated about participating in the circus act for the first couple of days but then finally decided to do it. I, however, volunteered to keep my feet firmly on the ground and videotape her performance.

The morning of the trapeze adventure, Wendy had one lesson on a low swing before it was time to do the real thing. In order to get to the trapeze, Wendy had to climb a tall, rickety ladder. The ladder climb was harrowing, but she made it to the top. Then, with the help of two trapeze experts, it was time to fly!

Click here to see the video footage of Wendy on the flying trapeze.

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Our affiliate company serving Australia, GMD Partnerships, recently hosted a Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation Certification Program - Silver Level.

Click here to see photos of the participants working hard to earn their Kirkpatrick silver certifications. 

If you have five or more people in your organization who need to earn their Kirkpatrick certifications, consider hosting your own in-house program. Contact us to discuss your options.

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As many of you know, I'm always thinking about how real world things Beach 1relate to training and training evaluation. Wendy and I recently took a trip to Turks and Caicos, and I found myself taking pictures of the beach that made me think about the Kirkpatrick Model and training.


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We recently finished an online bronze certification program, and we would like to recognize our participants who have sent in photos.

If you were a participant in this program, it's not too late to send in your photo

Don't forget to check out our list of upcoming programs

Stephanie Parson

Kim Palmer

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Are you making fatal errors?Just because the Kirkpatrick Model is the most-used training evaluation model in the world does not mean that it is always implemented correctly.

Are you making fatal execution errors without even realizing it?

Read on to learn how your well-intentioned efforts to show the impact of your training programs could cost you your job.

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Our affiliate company in Poland, Focus on Results, recently facilitated an in-house Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation Certification Program - Bronze Level for Coca-Cola.

Click here to see photos of engaged Coca-Cola employees working diligently to earn their bronze certifications.

If you have five or more people in your organization who need to earn their Kirkpatrick certifications, consider hosting your own in-house program. Contact us to discuss your options.

Kirkpatrick certification in Poland

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October 3, 2016

What a success our book, Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Training Evaluation, has been! It's consistently ranked in the top twenty-five of the Training books section on Amazon.

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.

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