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The February 2015 edition of TD at Work featured an update on the four levels of evaluation, written by Jim and Wendy Kirkpatrick. You can purchase the full copy here

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Jim Kirkpatrick recently traveled to France to deliver an in-house keynote presentation in coordination with our French affiliate, Formaeva.

Click here to see photos from the event, as well as from Jim's sightseeing during his brief time in France.

Contact us if you're interested in booking an in-house presentation.


Jim Kirkpatrick in France

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StakeholdersIf you missed the training strategy mistakes quiz, click here to take it before reading on.

We asked about the most meaningful approach to reporting training outcomes to stakeholders. Should you present a balanced report of data at all four levels?

Read on to find out what respondents thought their stakeholders most wanted to know.

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Don't miss the opportunity to attend a Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Kirkpatrick Certified Facilitator Jonathan PottiezEvaluation Certification Program - Bronze Level in France (and facilitated in French).

Jonathan Pottiez, a Kirkpatrick Certified Facilitator, serves as the VP of Product and Innovation with our French affiliate company, Formaeva. He is a seasoned Kirkpatrick facilitator, having taught a number of successful in-house bronze programs. On April 7-8, he will facilitate a bronze program in French that is open to the public.

Click here for information about this program.  

Jonathan will also host a pre-program webinar on March 10 at 11am CET for anyone interested in the bronze program or training evaluation in general. 
He will discuss what training evaluation is and why it is important in the context of the French training reform. He will then give a general presentation of the Kirkpatrick Model, discuss how people in France and other French-speaking countries can become certified, and answer any other questions on this subject. The webinar also will be held in French.

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Last month, we were excited to hold the first ever Kirkpatrick bronze certification program in Poland, which was hosted by our newest affiliate company, Focus on Results.

Click here to see photos from the program, as well as from Jim's sightseeing during his time in Poland.

Are you interested in attending a public offering of the Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation Certification Program - Bronze Level? Click here for a full list of upcoming programs around the world.


Kirkpatrick certification in Poland

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Isolating the impact of trainingIf you missed the training strategy mistakes quiz, click here to take it before reading on.

We asked about isolating the impact of training, and found that we actually disagree with the majority of survey respondents.

Read on to find out why.

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We appreciate when our online program participants submit their photos so that we can put faces to the names and voices that we see and hear during the program. 

Click here to see photos of some of the most recent online bronze program graduates.

Are you interested in attending an online Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation Certification Program - Bronze Level? The next program begins on April 28, and you can still save $300 when you register by March 16.


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Be truthful with stakeholdersIf you missed the training strategy mistakes quiz, click here to take it before reading on.

The third question relates to the scope of the training professional's influence before and after the formal training program.

Read on to see how everyone responded to this true/false question, and to learn what this has to do with being truthful with your stakeholders. 

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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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