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Entries for August 2015


student-849829_1280Last week, we asked you to consider if your training participants even know why they're in your program. Click here if you missed it.

This week, we finish up this quick tip series with tips for what to do, and what not to do, once the training program is complete.

Trainers often indulge in one particularly harmful practice immediately after a training program, which could negate all of the effort they've just put in. Read on to find out what it is and what you should be doing instead.

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shutterstock_70056058Last week, we discussed the dangerous training phrase that's holding you back. Click here if you missed it.

This week, we're asking you to truly consider whether or not your training participants even know why they are in your training program.

Read on to find out the numerous negative consequences of participants not having a clear idea of their role, and how you can fix the problem. 

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Have you seen all of our great event photos on Facebook

Check out our photo albums to see pictures of program participants working on their evaluation plans, Kirkpatrick appearances at training-related conferences, and sightseeing photos snapped in other countries where our Certified Facilitators travel to deliver Kirkpatrick programs.

For example, below is a group photo from a bronze certification program delivered by Kirkpatrick Certified Facilitator Greg Kreger to a team at Boeing.

Click here to browse our photos. Have some fun by tagging people you know and leaving comments.


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shutterstock_71611606Last week, we explained how to keep the trust of your business stakeholders by translating the true needs behind training requests. Click here if you missed it.

This week, we discuss the importance of determining the best intervention for any given problem, and the roles of everyone involved.

Read on to find out what common but dangerous training phrase is keeping many trainers from making this determination and accomplishing real business results.

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StakeholdersLast week, we provided tactics for building a bridge to the business. Click here if you missed it.

This week, we explain what might happen when your level of communication with the business unit you serve increases, and how it could make or break their trust in you.

Read on to learn how to keep the trust of your business stakeholders.

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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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