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Entries for May 2012

Kirkpatrick Quick Tip Vol. 2 #13

This week, we take a look at how the four levels have been expanded to work not just for training initiatives or learning and performance functions, but also for individuals.

Listen to this three-minute quick tip where Jim Kirkpatrick discusses how performance can be created one person at a time to impact your entire training initiative.

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Kirkpatrick Quick Tip Vol. 2 #12

Sign-off is a common term for obtaining key stakeholder buy-in for an initiative. Unfortunately it sets the wrong tone by implying that all executives have to do is sign an agreement, provide funding and then sit back and let training execute the program.

For your next initiative, have a "signing on" meeting to discuss the active and ongoing role stakeholders and others will play in the success of the initiative. Assign roles and responsibilities, and create deadlines and reporting timelines. 

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Missed the first Getting to Kirkpatrick Levels 3 and 4: Creating Believable Value webinar hosted by Training Magazine in April? Download the entire webinar recording here.

Want to participate in the next session of Getting to Kirkpatrick Levels 3 and 4?
Click here to register for the next session hosted by The Brandon Hall Group on June 6.

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In this seven-minute interview, Don and Jim Kirkpatrick discuss how Don's first year of retirement from public speaking is going and what's been keeping him busy.

Additionally, the Kirkpatrick's give a sneak preview of their latest book,
The Brunei Window Washer, which is available for online order on May 23rd.

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Kirkpatrick Quick Tip Vol. 2 #11

Do you identify specific business metrics that will be impacted if your training participants apply what they learned in training on the job? These leading indicators are one of the biggest predictors of program success.

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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. 

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