Wednesday, June 28, 2017
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Kirkpatrick Certified Facilitator Laura Sharon recently conducted a Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation Certification Program - Bronze Level

Click here to view photos of the participants working towards their Kirkpatrick certification. 

Interested in attending a Kirkpatrick bronze program? Click here to view our upcoming schedule. 

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May is Military Appreciation Month. We do a lot of work with the military, and some of our Certified Facilitators are military veterans.

Chuck Udell, a Kirkpatrick Certified Facilitator, describes below how the Kirkpatrick Model has influenced his career.

I am a veteran, having served many years ago as an Air Force weapons officer from 1971 to 1975. I was stationed in England and Thailand. 

The Kirkpatrick Model has influenced my career tremendously. I first earned my bronze certification, which was quickly followed by silver and gold certification. I am now a Certified Facilitator.

Using the New World Kirkpatrick Model has enabled me to provide sustainable training to my clients. I insist that an evaluation plan first must be approved by management, which ensures agreement on the desired result, leading indicators, critical behaviors and required driver package. Then, my post-training session clients are coached on how to implement their driver package. 

The Kirkpatrick Model has also enabled me to understand why an engagement I had before I learned the Kirkpatrick process was not successful. 

I have used the model while co-facilitating programs with our government and military. It has been an honor to work with the Kirkpatrick Model, so I can better train our armed forces. 

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Our affiliate in France recently hosted a Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation Certification Program - Bronze Level in Paris. 

Click here to view photos of the participants working actively to earn their Kirkpatrick certification.

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These days, I am often faced with issues related to the four levels and life in general that require guidance. While it has been three years since I last saw my dad, it has only been three days since I last talked to him. 

I am thankful that I have wise and caring colleagues and friends who help me find answers, or at least partial answers. Frequently, I turn to the writings, shadows and memories of my dad for further advice. As I reflect back on his life and passing, he is still teaching and helping me. I thought it would be fitting for me to share a couple of those lessons with you.

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Don Kirkpatrick made his final formal presentation to over 800 training professionals at the ATD International Conference and Exposition in 2011. The enthusiastic crowd shared laughs and shed a few tears as Don led the group in singing his famous Trainer's Song.

Click here to view the ATD tribute video to Don. 

This year, both Jim and Wendy Kirkpatrick, along with some Kirkpatrick Certified Facilitators, will be presenting at the conference in Atlanta.These sessions have been inspired by Don's teachings. Click here for more information and to register

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Our affiliate in China, OnDemand Learning, held an in-house Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation Certification Program - Bronze Level at the end of March. 

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Have five or more people to train?

Consider hosting your own, in-house session. Everyone hears the same message at the same time, moving your team to execution efficiently and cost-effectively. 

Some of the content and examples used during the program can be customized to meet your specific needs. 

Contact us for more information

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As a tribute to Don, we are offering specials on select Kirkpatrick products throughout the month of May. These products are classic Kirkpatrick instructional items that every training professional needs in their library. 

Scroll down to the bottom of this list to learn about the new keepsake bundle available only until the end of this month. 

These products include:

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The four levels is the most common training evaluation approach, but that doesn't mean it has been implemented correctly over time. 

On the contrary, misconceptions and misapplication have reduced the simple effectiveness of the model. Here is a summary of the most common training evaluation mistakes. 

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