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Every year at the ATD conference, Charles Denault makes it a point to attend the Kirkpatrick session. He is always learning something new about evaluating and demonstrating the value of learning programs. 

This past spring, he had the good fortune of sitting next to Michael Wiedecker, Director of Operations Training at the Maryland Transit Administration. They worked together on a couple of the in-session exercises, and Michael was very knowledgeable about implementing the Kirkpatrick Model. Of course, when Jim mentioned the work MTA had done, it all made sense to Charles.

A few weeks later, Charles learned that CLO Magazine needed a case study. It's so seldom that he hears of such significant business results that it was easy to pitch the MTA story. When he interviewed Michael and Elmer Coppage, Deputy Director of Training and Development, Charles learned how powerful the Kirkpatrick Model can be. 

Training programs can be abstract, even amorphous, but once broken down into four levels, learning leaders gain the ability to analyze and improve each of these areas so the training has a real impact for the learners and the organization. 

Click here to read the MTA case study published by CLO Magazine.

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Our affiliate for Australia and New Zealand, GMD Partnerships, hosted a few sessions at the National Mental Health Nurse Educator Forum in Dunedin, New Zealand.

David Dewhurst hosted the sessions, Getting to Kirkpatrick® Levels 3 & 4: Creating Believable Value and Getting Great Results from a Coaching Program.

Click here to view a photo from one of their sessions.

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We're having a year-end clearance sale! This is the perfect opportunity to order classic Kirkpatrick products at discounted prices.

The discounted items include:

How to Conduct Productive Meetings 

Legendary workplace learning and evaluation expert Donald Kirkpatrick offers solid advice to ensure that a meeting is necessary, the presentation is professional and effective, participants contribute in constructive ways and the outcome is measurable. There are only seven copies left of this instructional book- hurry and get yours today.

Now  $14.95 (regularly $24.95)
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The Kirkpatrick Four Levels® CD 

The Kirkpatrick Model is the most recognized, utilized and respected method of training evaluation in the world. Learn about it directly from the creator, the late Dr. Donald L. Kirkpatrick, in this recording. You will also hear about the latest adaptations of the four levels from Don's oldest son, Dr. Jim Kirkpatrick. Jim discusses the concept of business partnership and provides specific direction on harnessing the power of Level 3. He shares examples and his inimitable stories along the way that will inspire you to apply these principles to your own work.

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Evaluating Training Programs: The Kirkpatrick Four Levels DVD 

Recorded live at the ASTD 2011 International Conference and Expo, Don shares his sage wisdom and plenty of humor. Hear the stories for which Don has become famous, and learn about the four levels along the way. And of course, "The Trainer's Song" is also included. The video closes with Don's final call to action for all training professionals, as he stands flanked by his family members in support of the message. This item is regularly priced at $19.95, but can be yours now for only $9.95.

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These products will be available at discounted prices through December 20.

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Our affiliate in New Zealand and Australia, GMD Partnerships, recently conducted a Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation Certification Program - Bronze Level in Canberra, Australia.

Click here to view photos of the participants working hard to achieve their bronze certification. 

Interested in participating in a bronze certification program? Click here to view our upcoming 2017 schedule. 

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Join Jim and Wendy on December 2, 2016 for their new webinar, "Top Training Mistakes: Are You Making Them?"

Jim and Wendy will present some of the top training evaluation mistakes seen worldwide, as well as how to correct them.

Whether you are a training industry veteran or brand new, don't miss this informative and practical webinar. Everyone who registers for the session will also receive access to white papers, some evaluation tools and other free resources.

Webinar participants will learn:

      • When to design their evaluation plan for maximum impact
      • How to assign best resources to the four levels
      • What types of evaluation tools and techniques to consider
Top Training Mistakes: Are You Making Them?
Jim and Wendy Kirkpatrick
December 2, 2016
10:30 am Pacific / 1:30 pm Eastern

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Our affiliate in Brazil, Across, held a Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation Certification Program - Bronze Level in October. 

Click here to see pictures of the participants. 

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Attend the Training 2017 Conference and Expo in San Diego, California to learn how to transform your future by building tactical and strategic business bridges with Jim Kirkpatrick.

Training is still on trial, and all too often, the verdict from the business is coming back, "Guilty of training costs exceeding business value." Join Jim and learn actions you can take to not only ward off budget cuts and pink slips, but to drive your career and influence forward.

Jim will inspire and encourage a journey down a path that will likely earn you the distinction of "strategic business partner." After attending this session, you will be able to:

      • Explain why it is critical that L&D reinvents itself.
      • Enhance your working relationships with colleagues and business partners.
Begin a journey whereby you will influence on-the-job behavior and subsequent business results

Save $250 on your 3-day conference registration with our special discount code: TKRK.

Transform Your Future: Building Tactical and Strategic
Business Bridges

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Session Code 301

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Have you seen our Pinterest board dedicated to Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Training Evaluation?

The board has special thoughts from Jim about the information in the new book, book reviews, fun pictures of Kirkbook, infographics and more.

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What is Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Training Evaluation about?

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Evaluation Blunders & Missteps to Avoid
November 9, 2016

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. 

Click here for tips from Jim and Wendy Kirkpatrick on how you can avoid the most common blunders that frequently sabotage even the best-intentioned Kirkpatrick evaluation efforts. 

Ignite Your Inner Fire with Jim Kirkpatrick in Orlando, Florida
November 7, 2016

Training is still "on trial," charged with incurring expenses in excess of the value it provides to the organization.

Training must reinvent itself and transcend the classroom. Attend this hand-on workshop to learn tactics for building programs and initiatives that enhance on-the-job performance and impact the bottom line. 

Join Jim Kirkpatrick in Orlando, Florida on January 19, 2017 for this informative and interactive workshop.

Order Your Copy of Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Training Evaluation
October 3, 2016

We are excited to announce the release of our new book, Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Training Evaluation.

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. 

Order your copy of Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Training Evaluation today!

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