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If you could ask Jim and Wendy Kirkpatrick any question you wanted, what would you ask them?

Tim Sosbe of Focus magazine sat down with Jim and Wendy to ask them 5 questions about their newest book, Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Training Evaluation, and the four levels in general. 

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Jim and Wendy Kirkpatrick will both be hosting sessions at the ATD Core 4 Conference March 23-24 in Long Beach, California. 

First Things First: The Foundational Principles of Training Evaluation
Jim Kirkpatrick

During the 60 years that the Kirkpatrick Model has existed, practitioners around the world have done their best to faithfully implement it. Others have attempted to complicate it by adding more levels, changing the level, and otherwise re-articulating its elegant simplicity. Despite these efforts, what often occurs is little more than smile sheets, pre- and post-tests, and hoping for the best. It does not need to be that way. In this session, you will learn the Kirkpatrick Foundational Principles and the true four levels of training evaluation. You will obtain practical techniques to connect training and evaluation to improve on-the-job performance and subsequent business results. You will also leave with a sample evaluation form, as well as tips to better see how well your participants are reacting to your training and learning what they need to do back on the job. By attending this session, you will be able to:

      • Increase on-the-job application
      • Maximize results from training programs
      • Learn simple methods for evaluating training programs
Build a Better Reaction Sheet
Wendy Kirkpatrick

Have you been using the same evaluation form after your training programs for as long as you can remember? Are you struggling to get an acceptable response rate? Do you wonder what people really think of your training? Are you certain that you are even asking the right questions at each of the Kirkpatrick levels? Wendy Kirkpatrick will address these and other questions during this session. She will share the most modern and effective ways to obtain the data and information you need after your training programs using a blended evaluation approach. She will also provide specific tips that define what information to gather, when to obtain it, and how to ask the questions in a way that will yield the most useful information possible from your post-program evaluation efforts. You will receive a sample evaluation form to use and adapt for your own training programs. By attending this session, you will learn to:

      • Assess if your reaction sheet could be improved
      • Point the learner toward the ultimate purpose of training
      • Phrase questions to maximize credible data
      • Determine the best time to ask participants for input
Early bird registration for the conference ends January 31. Click here for more information and to register.

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Our affiliate in India, C2C Organizational Development, hosted a Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation Certification Program - Bronze Level in Gurgaon, India.

Click here to view photos of the participants working hard towards their Kirkpatrick certification. 

Interested in earning your certification? Click here to view our upcoming schedule. 

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Kirkpatrick Certified Facilitator Chuck Udell facilitated a Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation Certification Program - Bronze Level at Avangrid in Connecticut near the end of last year. 

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Our affiliate in China, OnDemand, hosted a Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation Certification Program - Bronze Level in November. 

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

Interested in becoming Kirkpatrick certified? Click here to view our 2017 schedule. If you don't see a program in your area, contact us for more information. 

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Throughout the year, we have dedicated ourselves to sharing with our community practical tips that can help you to improve your training evaluation efforts and better use your limited resources to achieve true business value.

With an average of 3,857 clicks per Quick Tip, these are the most popular features of 2016:

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Our last in-person public Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation Certification Program - Silver Level was held in the Washington, D.C. area in November.

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Interested in becoming silver certified? Click here to see some of our upcoming 2017 silver programs. 

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On December 2, Jim and Wendy Kirkpatrick, along with LTEN, hosted a webinar entitled, "Top Training Mistakes: Are You Making Them?"

Jim and Wendy presented some of the top training evaluation mistakes seen worldwide, and provided tips on how to correct them. 

Listen to this webinar recording, and you will learn:

      • When to design an evaluation plan for maximum impact
      • How to assign best resources to the four levels
      • What types of evaluation tools and techniques to consider

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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. 

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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