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Entries for April 2012

Kirkpatrick Quick Tip Vol. 2 #10

You have designed, developed and delivered a training program that was met with favorable feedback. Training graduates have returned to their jobs. What happens now?

Statistically very little, unless you create a strong support and follow-up plan. Read on to find out how to set up a good post-program plan.

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Kirkpatrick Quick Tip Vol. 2 #9

Critical behaviors are the actions that if systematically performed, will have the greatest impact on desired organizational results. Interestingly, many major training initiatives are launched with little or no thought to exactly what people are supposed to do when they return to the job.

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Kirkpatrick Quick Tip Vol. 2 #8

Kirkpatrick Foundational Principle #1 is, "The end is the beginning." We didn’t invent this idea; it is the cornerstone of many good frameworks, models and theories.

For your leadership initiative (or any program, for that matter) the first step is to think about how it will support the highest level mission or goal of your organization.

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Kirkpatrick Quick Tip Vol. 2: #7

Leadership initiatives are among the most popular training topics. When properly executed they can maximize all other initiatives and be a true force-multiplier.

Unfortunately, many leadership initiatives only yield a fraction of the potential benefits due to lack of strategic focus.

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