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Last week, we shared several articles written by members of the training
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This week, we would like to share a few more of these tributes, along with some personal sentiments that our friends and colleagues sent to us from around the world.

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One member of the Kirkpatrick Evaluation discussion group in LinkedIn

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recently wrote, "I am interested in your experience of selling the idea of using the Kirkpatrick Model to your clients or sponsors. I often find that I am the one initiating the evaluation conversation."


 

 

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Kirkpatrick Certified Facilitator Carol Scanga recently facilitated an in-house bronze level certification program for the National Institutes of Health

Click here to see her photos from the program.

Are you interested in hosting an in-house Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation Certification Program - Bronze Level at your own company? Contact us to discuss your options.

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Since Don Kirkpatrick's passing in May 2014, many of our friends and colleagues in the training industry have honored his memory with pieces about his contribution to the field and personal stories about his

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We would like to share some of these articles and memories with the entire Kirkpatrick Community. 


Read on to help us honor the memory of the "father of training evaluation."

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Learning and performance professionals must catch the ear of business stakeholders in order to establish the kind of partnership that will enable them to develop solutions that yield true business value.Speak

If you have been proactive and fortunate enough to secure a meeting with your business stakeholders, what did you talk to them about, and in whose language? What was the outcome?

 

Read on to learn how to speak with the business in a way that will have them opening their calendars to schedule the next appointment instead of shaking their heads as they dismiss you from the room.

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On July 23-24, Kirkpatrick Certified Facilitators Mark Harris and David Dewhurst facilitated a Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation Certificat...

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Sitting down to the Sunday, July 13, 2014 edition of the Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionWhistlemy attention was immediately drawn to the glaring front-page headline, “VA Whistleblowers Make Bold Push for Change,” along with the names and pictures of the people boldly standing up for truth in opposition to “mismanagement and waste.”

While the article focused on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), this should be a huge wake-up call for all of us.
 
The recent whistleblowing trend reinforces the fact that mismanagement and waste, whether deliberate or accidental, within or outside of the government, will eventually be discovered. The critical questions are, “Who is going to find it?” and “What will they do with what they find?”
 
Read on to learn how to avoid negative press and keep your organization off of the front page of the newspaper.

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Did you miss our webinar on July 24 entitled Harnessing the Full Power of the Kirkpatrick Four Levels®?

Click here to view the recorded webinar. You can also download the PowerPoint presentation here.

Visit our product page for the Kirkpatrick® New World Edition of Metrics that Matter® to learn more about this automated, end-to-end performance management system.

If you have any questions, or if you're ready to implement this powerful system in your organization, please contact us

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In Loving Memory of Dr. Donald Kirkpatrick
June 5, 2014

It is with much sadness but also great joy for his rich, full life that we announce that Don Kirkpatrick passed away on May 9th, at the age of 90. 
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Click here to read his obituary, as well as to revisit a humble reflection that Don wrote about his legacy, see our favorite photos of Don over the years, and read a goodbye letter from Jim to Don.
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Kirkpatrick Partners is a provider of training evaluation and business partnership training, products, consulting and impact studies. Our work is based on the Kirkpatrick Evaluation Model created by Donald L. Kirkpatrick in 1954 as part of his PhD dissertation on the evaluation of the effectiveness of training for supervisors. It is expanded by the Kirkpatrick Business Partnership Model and Kirkpatrick Foundational Principles.

Instead of training ROI, we focus on training return on expectations (ROE). This is a more holistic measurement of all of the benefits realized from a program or initiative, both qualitative and quantitative. We offer courses and workshops on training evaluation and business partnership that equip training professionals to create, demonstrate and measure the business results and value their training yields or supports.

Don's son James (Jim) and daughter-in-law Wendy are pleased to carry on his legacy through Kirkpatrick Partners. Whether you want to earn your Kirkpatrick certification or simply create more value in your organization, we are here to help. Our programs are valuable whether you are a corporate employee, member of government or an independent consultant.

The Kirkpatricks are the authors of nine books, including Evaluating Training Programs, Implementing the Four Levels, Transferring Learning to Results, Kirkpatrick Then and Now, Training on Trial, and The Brunei Window Washer: Bringing Business Partnership to Life.
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