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Much of what learning professionals do does not contribute directly to business or mission value. This happens despite the best of intentions; the training department receives a request for training from the business, and works very hard to fulfill it.

Unfortunately, business partners may not always be skilled in assessing the appropriate training and performance needs, and the organization goes down the wrong path.

Training activity can be mistaken for value, and effort for impact. Read on for tactics to ensure that your efforts are mission focused and not merely activity.

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Attend the Training 2016 Conference and Expo in Orlando for the opportunity to learn directly from the leaders in the field of training evaluation, Jim and Wendy Kirkpatrick.

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

Kirkpatrick Appearances

Saturday, Feb. 13 - Sunday, Feb. 14
P11 - Certificate Program
Measuring Learning Impact Using the Kirkpatrick New World Model

This offering equates to our Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation Certificate Program, but is an extended version featuring live testimonials and best practices from real training practitioners who have used the Kirkpatrick Model in their work. Upon successful completion of this program, you will earn your Kirkpatrick certificate.

Bonus: Attend this certificate program plus five of the designated Measurement sessions (#109, #211, #C107, #305, #403, #503, #514, #604, #613, #708, #715, #803, #806, #C208) and receive a special “Training Measurement” certificate signed by Lorri Freifeld, Training magazine’s Editor-in-Chief. 

Monday, Feb. 15
103 - Breakout Session
Practical and Powerful Post-Training Evaluation

Monday, Feb. 15
209 - Breakout Session
Cracking the Code for Kirkpatrick Levels 3 and 4

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Jonathan Pottiez, Kirkpatrick Certified Facilitator with our affiliate in France, recently facilitated an in-house Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation Certification Program - Bronze Level.

Click here to see photos of the participants working toward their bronze certifications.

Interested in earning your bronze level certification, too? Click here for our schedule of upcoming programs.

Bronze program in France

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Summer Glow Training EvaluationRob Berry, winner of the 2014 ATD-VOS Don Kirkpatrick Scholarship, has recently begun applying what he learned during the Kirkpatrick bronze certification program to the creation of infographics.

Read on to find out how infographics can help you answer a critical, frequently asked question.


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The ATD Valley of the Sun Chapter recently announced its 2015 DonMarta and Phoebe Kirkpatrick Scholarship winner. 

In conjunction with Kirkpatrick Partners, this scholarship provides members of the ATD-VOS community the opportunity to enhance their effectiveness and business impact by learning about and applying the Kirkpatrick Model.

The 2015 winner is...

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We are excited to be able to offer so many programs in early 2016 to the Kirkpatrick Community. More programs outside the U.S. will be added in the coming months.

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Masha Ibeschitz, Kirkpatrick Certified Facilitator with our affiliate in Austria, recently facilitated an Igniting the Inner Fire program for the International Air Transport Association during their World Passenger Symposium in Germany.

Click here to see photos from the symposium.

Click here for information about all upcoming Kirkpatrick programs around the globe.

Igniting the Inner Fire in Germany

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KeynoteThere are three basic objectives of evaluation: to improve your training program, to drive the transfer of learning to behavior, and to demonstrate ultimate value to your stakeholders. The rest is fluff and noise.

To contribute to all three of these purposes, it is of critical importance to get any mission-critical program off to a strong start, and to finish even stronger.

This week's quick tip will teach you how to address two of the three objectives of evaluation.

Read on for the two techniques that you'll want to learn before you hold even one more training program.

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Announcing the Winter / Spring 2016 Calendar of Kirkpatrick Programs 
November 23, 2015

We are excited to be able to offer so many programs to the Kirkpatrick Community in early 2016.

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November 13, 2015

If you missed our latest webinar, New World Kirkpatrick® Levels 1 and 2: Powerful Components Not to Overlook, click here to access the recording.

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July 14, 2015

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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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