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*Early bird deadline for conference registration is January 28

Are you planning to attend this year's ATD International Conference and Exposition on May 17-20 in Orlando, Florida? If so, be sure to check out these Kirkpatrick sessions:

Monday, May 18

M119 - Secrets to Simple and Effective Training Evaluation
Wendy Kirkpatrick
1:00 - 2:15 pm

M307 - What Don Kirkpatrick Wanted Every Learning Professional to Know
Jim Kirkpatrick
4:30 - 5:30 pm

Tuesday, May 19

TU314 - What Don Kirkpatrick Wanted Every Learning Professional to Know
Jim Kirkpatrick
3:00 - 4:00 pm

TU401 - Avoid Poor Results: Improve Your Learning and Performance Outcome
Chuck Udell
4:30 - 5:30 pm


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BridgeThank you to the hundreds of readers who responded to last week's training strategy mistakes quiz. If you missed it, click here to take it before reading on.

The first question asked which of the Kirkpatrick levels training professionals should focus the most resources on accomplishing.

Read on to see how everyone responded, and what this has to do with building strategic bridges to the business.

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Kirkpatrick Certified Facilitator Rhonda Bothwell recently facilitated an Igniting the Inner Fire workshop for Fulton Financial.

Click here to view photos of this group's teamwork.

Are you interested in hosting an in-house workshop at your organization? Contact us to discuss your options.

Igniting the Inner Fire

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Training mistakesThis week, we begin a new quick tip series that addresses career-threatening learning and development mistakes.

Are you making these colossal training strategy mistakes in your mission-critical programs?

Take this quiz to find out.

The correct answers will be provided upon submission of your responses. Stay tuned in the coming weeks as we share the survey results and address each question and answer one at a time.

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Jim Kirkpatrick will be making three separate appearances in Alberta, Canada from February 4-6. If you're in the Calgary or Edmonton areas, be sure to register for one or more of these offerings:

February 4
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
The Art and Science of Training Evaluation
*Free registration for all current CSTD members

February 5
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Igniting the Inner Fire

February 6
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Igniting the Inner Fire

Click above for more information about each program and to register.

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Jim Kirkpatrick and Rhonda Bothwell recently co-facilitated a Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation Certification Program - Silver Level in the Washington, D.C. area.

Click here to view photos of these bright lights.

Are you interested in earning your Kirkpatrick silver certification, too? Begin the process by attending our next silver level program beginning March 3 online. Save $300 when you register by February 2. 

Silver certification program

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DinosaurDo you cling to the way things used to be, hesitant to carve out new paths even when you know that the environment is changing around you?

Read this New Year's message from Jim Kirkpatrick to learn tips for moving forward and keeping yourself from becoming a training dinosaur.


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Jim Kirkpatrick recently facilitated a Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation Certification Program - Bronze Level in the Washington, D.C. area for a very engaged group of training professionals.

Click here to view photos of the participants in action.

Are you interested in earning your Kirkpatrick certification at a public program? Consider attending Jim's next public program in the D.C. area on March 17-18. Save $300 when you register by February 2. 

Bronze certification in Washington, D.C.

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Kirkpatrick Program Registration Deadlines

Silver Certification
March 3, 5 and 12 - Online
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March 17 - Dulles, VA
Save $300 until February 2

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2015 Calendar of Kirkpatrick Programs in the U.S.
December 15, 2014

We are pleased to have so many programs on the calendar for 2015.

Click here for the full list of U.S.-based public programs. More international programs will be added throughout the year.

Kirkpatrick Partners Is Hiring
December 4, 2014

We are seeking 2-3 individuals with 5-10 years of documented event, project or administrative experience to work full time (40 hours per week) as Program Administrators.

Click here for a full job description and to apply.
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. 
Don Kirkpatrick
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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