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Our affiliate in Romania, Formaeva, hosted a Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation Certification Program - Bronze Level at the end of March. 

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

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Our 2015 ATD Valley of the Sun Don Kirkpatrick Scholarship winner, Marta Wilmoth, has been successfully implementing her new training program for Macy's over the past year. 

The success of Marta's program led to an improved Customer Effort Score. Macy's Customer Effort Score is a metric to measure customer service satisfaction with one single question. The underlying thought is that service organizations create loyal customers by reducing customer effort. 

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Kirkpatrick Certified Facilitator Linda Hainlen taught a Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation Certification Program - Bronze Level at Charter Communications in North Carolina a few weeks ago. 

Click here to see what an in-house Kirkpatrick certification program looks like. 

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. All events listed on this page can be delivered exclusively for your team. Some of the content and examples used during the program can be customized to met your specific needs. 

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When a facilitator finishes up their program, they usually distribute evaluation forms. Participants complete the forms, place them in a designated location and leave. The facilitator flips through the forms to make sure the comments are positive and then files them in a folder. 

Does this scenario sound familiar? 

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Our affiliate in Poland, Focus on Results, held a Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation Certification Program - Bronze Level a few weeks ago. 

Want to know what a Kirkpatrick program in Poland looks like? Click here to view photos. 

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Are you stuck when it comes to creating and demonstrating the value of your training programs? Our cat Attila got stuck as well.

Here are some ideas to free yourself. 


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We have had two online Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation Certification Programs - Bronze Level so far this year. 

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Our online programs have become very popular. They allow participants to experience a Kirkpatrick certification program from the comfort of their office. The program include 5 online sessions.

Interested in participating in one? Click here to view our upcoming schedule. You can save $300 on our August and November online programs with early bird registration

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Starting with the end in mind is critical to any and every training program.

Attila, one of the Kirkpatricks' cats, had no problem defining his top of the mountain when he got a new scratching post. Instead of simply standing on the ground to groom his claws, he climbed to the top of it and started his exploration from there.

Take a page out of Attila’s book -- the next time you receive a training request, climb to the top of the mountain and discuss how it relates to the highest-level goals of your organization.


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