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Kirkpatrick Quick Tip Vol. 2: #3

One of the most universal training challenges is to get application of what is learned in training on the job.

Listen to this six-minute recording for practical ideas on how to build the "bridge" between Level 2 Learning and Level 3 Behavior.

Additional resources:

Kirkpatrick chapter of the ASTD Handbook of Measuring and Evaluating Training

Transferring Learning to Behavior

Creating ROE: The End is the Beginning

Kirkpatrick Four Levels™ Evaluation Certification Program - Bronze Level

Kirkpatrick Four Levels™ Evaluation Certificate Program

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