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Entries for September 2011

Kirkpatrick Quick Tip #34

By Iris Nunn

Learning and Performance professionals are encouraged to use the Training Value Questionnaire to ensure value is the result of a strategic initiative, typically one that is training-based.

The Training Value Questionnaire identifies:

  • Targeted Return on Expectation(ROE) (Kirkpatrick, 2009), business need and desired results
  • How training will be reinforced and supported on the job by business partners
  • What is required to achieve results in addition to training.

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 Kirkpatrick Quick Tip #33

The Kirkpatricks often see people confusing training goals with organizational goals.

Organizational goals are the highest mission and purpose of an organization. An example in a for-profit company is meeting client needs with the right products at the right time, in a way that is profitable for the company.

In a not-for-profit organization, the goal is usually the reason the organization was created. For example, to ensure a clean water supply, save lives, or manage the financial resources of the country for the most good.

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Kirkpatrick Quick Tip #32

Much of what learning professionals do does not directly contribute to business or mission value.



This happens despite the best of intentions; the training department receives a request for training from the business, and works very hard to fulfill it. Unfortunately, business partners may not always be skilled in assessing the appropriate training and performance needs, and the organization goes down the wrong path.

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Kirkpatrick Quick Tip #31

When people return to the job after training, do they find a welcome environment to try out their new knowledge and skills?



Listen to this five minute podcast for tips on how to increase the likelihood of this happening.

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