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Entries for April 2015


ColleaguesIn partnership with stakeholders, you've designed a training program capable of influencing true business results. 

Now, how do you generate positive buzz and excitement about this training amongst potential participants? And once participants are trained, what resources do you have to help ensure that they apply what they learned on the job?

Read on to learn about a powerful resource that you may have neglected to utilize.

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EvaluationAre you sending out 90-day follow-up surveys but getting such a low response rate that you feel like you might as well not even bother?

Are you attempting to evaluate Level 3 Behavior with a follow-up survey but wondering if the results really indicate true transfer of learning to the workplace?

Two current threads in the Kirkpatrick Evaluation discussion group in LinkedIn speak to these issues.

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Car washIn this quick tip series, we have discussed a concept that we have termed blended evaluation

This week, we will wrap up the series by discussing the likely results of using such a hybrid approach.

Read on to find out why not using blended evaluation is like driving through a car wash, and what it can look like instead when you use blended evaluation successfully.

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Hybrid roseLast week, we discussed possible sources of data and methods for gathering it when embarking upon blended evaluation. Click here if you missed it.

This week, we continue our conversation about hybrid approaches by busting one of the most common beliefs in the world of evaluation in general, and about the Kirkpatrick Model specifically. 

Read on to find out what this common misconception is, and how to make an initial break from it using a free Kirkpatrick tool.

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Truth leads to trust Last week, we introduced the concept of blended evaluation. 

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This week, we will delve further into possible sources of data and methods for gathering it.

How do you move beyond just gathering data from the training participants? Read on to find out.

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