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Dr. Don Kirkpatrick is a legend in the training field. The Kirkpatrick Model he created over 50 years ago is the most recognized and applied method of training evaluation in the world. See his final presentation in its entirety on this video.

Recorded live at the ASTD 2011 International Conference and Expo, Don shares his sage wisdom and plenty of humor. Hear the stories for which Don has become famous, and learn about the four levels along the way. And of course, “The Trainer’s Song” is also included. The video closes with Don’s final call to action for all training professionals, with him flanked by his family members in support of the message.

No training library is complete without a copy of this piece of training history.

Evaluating Training Programs: The Kirkpatrick Four Levels DVD, with Donald Kirkpatrick

Don Kirkpatrick set the standard in training evaluation in 1959, and ever since, dedicated training professionals have used his Four Levels model for evaluating the impact of their work.

Jane Holcomb, Ph.D.
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What Don Kirkpatrick has to say about Evaluating Training Programs: The Kirkpatrick Four Levels

"Four articles on Reaction, Learning, Behavior, and Results were printed more than 50 years ago in the Journal of the American Society of Training Directors (now known as ASTD - the American Society of Training and Development). They began to attract the attention of trainers. Some called them the 'four levels,' while others named them the 'Kirkpatrick Model' for evaluating training programs.

I had not called them either one. They were based on my 1954 dissertation for my Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin and research I had conducted between 1954 and 1959.

It wasn’t until 1993 that the first book was written when a friend, Jane Holcomb, suggested it because interested trainers could not find copies of the original articles.

The first book was called simply,
Evaluating Training Programs: The Four Levels. It contained not only descriptions and guidelines, but also case studies of 16 organizations that had implemented one or more of the levels.

My son, Jim, and I then wrote the book,
Transferring Learning to Behavior (2005), emphasizing how to ensure that learning would be applied on the job and evaluate the extent to which it happened. Our third book, Implementing The Four Levels (2007), was designed to simplify the evaluation of the four levels by including examples, forms, and procedures from various organizations for evaluating each level. The latest book on the subject is Training On Trial, written by Jim and his wife, Wendy, and published in 2010 by AMACOM."

Dr. Donald L. Kirkpatrick, Ph.D.

DVD Specifications
     Introduction (with The Trainer's Song)
     The Kirkpatrick Model
     Call to Action
Duration: 43 minutes
Price:  $19.95

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