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Four Levels of Training Evaluation BookWe take pride in sharing useful content with our community each week. Now that we're already halfway through the year, we thought we'd take a moment to look back at the top Kirkpatrick Quick Tips we've shared so far.

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We're thrilled that our newest book, Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Training Evaluation, has been such a success, but we want to ensure that the book brings you success, as well.Four Levels of Training Evaluation Book

That's why we've created a helpful companion guide, which offers thought-provoking questions for each chapter.

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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. 

Listen to the recording of our newest webinar, "First Things First: Getting Started with Kirkpatrick® Training Evaluation." Learn directly from Jim and Wendy Kirkpatrick, creators of the New World Kirkpatrick Model, how to start any training program right, so that value is built in and can be demonstrated effectively when it is complete. Even if you inherit existing training programs, you will find out how to incorporate small tactics that will make a big difference in creating training value. 

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Additional Resources

Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation Certification Program - Bronze Level


Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Training Evaluation

MTA: Why the Kirkpatrick Model Works for Us


Getting to Kirkpatrick Levels 3 and 4: Creating Believable Value

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Have you been using the same evaluation form after your training programs for as long as you can remember? Are you still struggling to get an acceptable response rate? Do you wonder what people really think of your training? Are you certain that you are even asking the right questions?

Studies show that over 90% of training programs worldwide are evaluated with a post-program reaction sheet of some sort, but if yours isn't as good as it could be, it might be leaving you hanging, desperate for more or clearer information. Take our fun quiz to find out if it's time to update your reaction sheet. 

Click here to take the quiz and get our recommendations based on your score. 

The correct answers and how to interpret your score will be revealed when you submit your responses. 


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One morning while on vacation, Wendy and I went through the resort's buffet line for breakfast. We got our food, set it down at a table by the pool and then left the table for about four minutes to get our beverages and talk to a fellow guest. 

When we returned, our breakfast was being ravaged by local birds. Eggs, potatoes, bread and fruit were being eaten, tossed about and generally destroyed. Other guests were sitting nearby, but they were unconcerned and not trying to protect our food. 


A metaphor formed before our eyes. Similar to how Wendy and I did not protect our food, many organizations do little or nothing to protect their training investments.


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Danny Rubin, a bronze level certified member of the Kirkpatrick community, has been working diligently to find good measures of the return on expectations (ROE) of safety. He is looking for ways to measure what is saved when an accident is avoided.

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In January 2013, Richard Griffin of Training Journal interviewed Jim Kirkpatrick about the Kirkpatrick Model and the ways in which training evaluation has changed over the years.

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The Kirkpatrick Honor Flight: A Veterans Tribute

During the early morning hours of November 3, 2012, two Delta 757 jets took off from the Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, bound for Dulles International Airport near Washington, D.C. On board were four Kirkpatricks:

PFC Donald L. Kirkpatrick, US Army, retired (age 88)

Lt. Robert B. Kirkpatrick, US Army Air Force, retired (age 94)

Cpt. Timothy R. Kirkpatrick, US Navy, retired (Bob’s son)

James D. Kirkpatrick, (Donald’s son)

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Have You Read Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Training Evaluation Yet?
October 3, 2016

What a success our book, Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Training Evaluation, has been! It's consistently ranked in the top twenty-five of the Training books section on Amazon.

Discover a complete blueprint for implementing the model in a way that truly maximizes business results. And delve into Jim and Wendy's new findings that, together with Don Kirkpatrick's work, create the New World Kirkpatrick Model, a powerful methodology that melds people with metrics.

Use the New World Model to better train people, improve the way you work, and, ultimately, contribute to your organization's most crucial goals without breaking the budget. 

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