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Kirkpatrick certification programs are regularly held in the Washington, D.C. area. Travel expenses and logistics are challenges that sometimes preclude the in-person pursuit of Kirkpatrick certification.

Not everyone can make it to the in-person sessions. There is another way that, for many, is more convenient.

There are five distinct advantages of becoming Kirkpatrick certified through our online program.

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Of all the things that keep you busy as a training professional, what percentage of those actually contribute to the mission success of your organization? Don't mistake action for contribution.

Much of what learning professionals do does not directly contribute 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. How can you tell if your efforts are merely activity, or mission-focused tactics? The world of science and engineering provides a helpful definition to distinguish between the two.

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Many training professionals are generalists who are required to know a little bit about a lot of different topics. One common theme, though, is that any training or intervention is supposed to “work,” meaning it improves on-the-job performance and contributes measurably to key organizational results. Sounds simple enough, but this basic principle has baffled many accomplished training professionals for decades.

In this program, Jim Kirkpatrick and Wendy Kirkpatrick will share the most important evaluation considerations that should be built into every mission-critical program. This interactive webinar will allow you to ask your own questions before and during the program, and the most popular questions will get answered live by the Kirkpatricks.

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This group pursues their Kirkpatrick bronze certification in Paris, France. Kirkpatrick Certified Facilitator Joss Frimond facilitated the French-language program. Joss is part of the team at Formaeva, a Kirkpatrick Partners affiliate.

Earn yours, too, right where you are, live online or in person.

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Not long ago, Wendy Kirkpatrick asked if training professionals could answer this one simple question about their most important programs. Some could. For others, it was a struggle.

Wendy is back with tips on what to try when you just can't get a seat at the table. Avoid the frustration. Arm yourself with the knowledge to move beyond training and into business partnership territory.

Hear the story of how this information improved work--and life--for one trainer. Tune in to Wendy's recent in-studio radio interview with Stone Payton and Lee Kantor of Business RadioX.

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These registrants (left and right; Kirkpatrick certified facilitator Myung-Ae Lee is center) work to earn their Kirkpatrick bronze certification in Seoul, South Korea. Earn yours, too, right where you are, live online or in person.

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Thoughts from Jim Kirkpatrick, PhD

"How do you know when you are becoming a strategic business partner? When you think and write in terms of performance objectives"

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Thoughts from Jim Kirkpatrick, PhD

"Save training dollars: Use a Blended Evaluation Plan® instead of attempting to measure/monitor the four levels as separate buckets." ​

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Read Jim Kirkpatrick's Joint Article with NASA in 75th Anniversary Issue of TD Magazine
May 22, 2018

"Training for Mission Success" is available in the May issue of TD Magazine which is also their 75th anniversary issue. Click here to read this article.


 

Simplify Evaluation - Cover Feature of April TD Magazine by Wendy Kirkpatrick
April 1, 2018

Wendy Kirkpatrick walks you through the steps of simple yet effective training evaluation. Read more here.


 

Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Training Evaluation Hit #1 on Amazon

November 6, 2016

What a success our book, Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Training Evaluation, has been! It hit #1 in training books on amazon.com yesterday! Thank you, thank you, thank you to those of you who purchased it, reviewed it, clicked "yes" that you found reviews helpful, or simply visited the page.

It's consistently ranked in the top 25 of the Training books section on Amazon. 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.  Click here to learn more.

 
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