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iStock_000004700105XSmallLast week, we kicked off our Could You Be Replaced By an App? quick tip series by explaining that training professionals need to do more than just design and deliver training. Click here if you missed it.

This week, we provide tactics for building a bridge to the business so that you can engage in meaningful dialogue and understand their needs.

Read on to learn how to get involved with learning and performance activities that cannot easily be automated.

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We will be rewriting our popular book Evaluating Training Programs: Evaluating Training ProgramsThe Four Levels to bring you the 4th edition in the spring of 2016. 

This book will teach you everything you need to know about the New World Kirkpatrick Model.

The title, Evaluating Training Programs, will remain the same, but we need the help of our valued Kirkpatrick Community in choosing the subtitle.

Please click here to take a brief, 2-minute survey to give us your opinion. Responses are needed by Thursday, July 30.

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Kirkpatrick Certified Facilitators Melanie Martinelli and Preethi Rao recently facilitated a Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation Certification Program - Bronze Level for Infosys BPO in India.

Click here to see photos of Infosys employees working hard to build their program evaluation plans.

Are you interested in earning your Kirkpatrick bronze level certification, too? Click here to see our full schedule of upcoming programs around the world.


  Kirkpatrick bronze certification

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Replaced by an appThis week, we introduce our Could You Be Replaced By an App? quick tip series.

The role of training professionals has changed as technology has advanced.

Fifteen years ago, it may have been enough to design or deliver a great training class. If that's all you do these days, however, you are in danger of being replaced by a smart phone app or other technology marvels that can do the same thing on demand, for little or no money.

What can you, as a training professional, do to protect your organizational role and the future of our industry?

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Jim and Wendy recently traveled to Europe to participate in a conference in Belgium that included a Kirkpatrick Igniting the Inner Fire workshop.

Click here to see photos from the conference, and from Jim and Wendy's sightseeing in Europe.

Are you interested in having Jim, Wendy or another Kirkpatrick Certified Facilitator put on an Igniting the Inner Fire workshop for your organization? Contact us to learn your options.


  Europe June 2015

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Mark and DavidWe previously shared a case example of step-by-step Kirkpatrick Model application, co-written by our Kirkpatrick Certified Facilitators in New Zealand, David Dewhurst and Mark Harris.

Click here to read the case example.

Now you can go in depth with David and Mark as they uncover the truth of what was really happening once the formal training was complete and how this has been used to get some very positive and quite humbling results.

Click here to learn about the application and results directly from Mark and David.

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Kirkpatrick Certified Facilitators Mark Harris and David Dewhurst recently facilitated a public Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation Certification Program - Bronze Level in Australia.

Click here to see photos of the participants working on their Blended Evaluation™ plans.

Are you interested in attending a public bronze certification program? Click here to see our full schedule.

Kirkpatrick bronze certification in Australia

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Jonathan Pottiez, Kirkpatrick Certified Facilitator from our affiliate company in France, recently facilitated an in-house bronze certification program for Elegia.

Click here to see photos of the participants building their program evaluation plans.

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


  Kirkpatrick bronze program in France

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Download a Free Copy of Our Newest White Paper
July 14, 2015

You may think you "know Kirkpatrick," but do you know all of the enhancements that the New World Kirkpatrick Model offers?

If you want to stay relevant in the training industry, you won't want to miss our newest white paper, An Introduction to the New World Kirkpatrick® Model.

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Kirkpatrick Certified Facilitator Rhonda Bothwell to Kick off Learning Analytics 2015
June 19, 2015

On July 28, Kirkpatrick Certified Facilitator Rhonda Bothwell will open the IQPC Learning Analytics 2015 conference in Austin, TX with her opening address "Reinventing L&D to Elevate the Role of Your Learning Organization."

Click here for more information about the conference.


Announcing Kirkpatrick Program in China Facilitated in English
June 5, 2015

Our English-speaking affiliate in China, Concept to Competence, will host a public bronze certification program in Shanghai this August.

This is a great opportunity for training professionals in Asia to earn their Kirkpatrick certification during an in-person program if they prefer to do so in English.

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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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