Kirkpatrick Partners

The Standard for Leveraging and Validating Talent Investments

Jim Kirkpatrick Wendy Kayser Kirkpatrick and Don Kirkpatrick
Level 1: Reaction
Level 2: Learning
Level 3: Behavior
Level 4: Results

What Is The Kirkpatrick Model?

The Kirkpatrick Model is the standard for leveraging and validating talent investments. The four levels of evaluation – Reaction, Learning, Behavior, and Results – form the time-tested and most trusted method of designing, implementing, and evaluating training that produces bottom-line value and organizational mission accomplishment.

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What Kirkpatrick customers
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The Kirkpatrick principles are essential to maximizing the transfer of learning to behavior and subsequent organizational results as well as to demonstrate the value of training to the organization; unquestionably critical for any world-class institution!

Dr. John Plifka
Director, Army Quality Assurance Program

Love the New World Kirkpatrick Model! It applies to rapidly changing industry and allows for flexibility within a framework.

Rose Holiday
S.C. Johnson

Although I am a Certified Performance Consultant, it wasn’t until after your class that I realized how to present a complete Performance Solution. And the importance of being a part of the complete solution, not just the training piece of it! I am really excited to continue using what I learned.

Pei-Wen Fu
Park WellPoint, Inc.
April 9, 2024

Kirkpatrick Partners Joins the GSA Schedule

We are thrilled to announce a significant milestone in the journey of Kirkpatrick Partners – our recent inclusion in the General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule. This achievement marks a new…
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March 23, 2024

Beyond the Screen: Discover the Impact of In-Person Connections at the Kirkpatrick Summit

Discover what’s in store for you at the Kirkpatrick Summit!
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March 12, 2024

Join Us for The Kirkpatrick Summit!

Are you a learning professional eager to take your expertise to the next level? Are you on the lookout for a community event that goes beyond discussions and brings cutting-edge…
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June 18, 2024

Kirkpatrick in Action: Strategies for Level 3 and 4 Evaluations

The Kirkpatrick Model is widely recognized as the gold standard for evaluating the effectiveness of training and development programs. While it is relatively well-known, it’s not always used to its…
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May 28, 2024

Candid Truths on L&D’s Fatal Flaws and the Real Meaning of Buy-In

In the L&D world, few topics generate as much anxiety as training evaluation and securing stakeholder buy-in. Throughout our first season of the Kirkpatrick Podcast, our in-house experts and special…
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May 20, 2024

Global Perspectives: Adapting the Kirkpatrick Model Across Different Cultures: By Wendy Kayser Kirkpatrick

One of the most frequent questions we hear at Kirkpatrick Partners is, “Will the Kirkpatrick Model work for us?” This often relates directly to cultural differences. Spoiler alert: the short…
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