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Mark your calendar to meet Jim and Wendy Kirkpatrick as they present at the Training 2018 Conference & Expo in Atlanta. Conference dates span February 12-14. Jim and Wendy are presenting individual sessions.

Join Jim on February 13 for Real-World Evaluation for Training Professionals. Wendy also presents that same day with Avoiding the Top Training Evaluation Pitfalls.

Save $250 on conference registration...

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L&D manager Cyndee Gorkowski was the winner of the 2016 ATD Valley of the Sun Don Kirkpatrick Scholarship. She was awarded complimentary attendance in a Kirkpatrick bronze level program.

Throughout 2017, Cyndee shared updates after implementing the Kirkpatrick methodology as part of a large training initiative for 4,000 company employees.

Her third update follows. It covers how to take corrective measures when Level 3 progress appears stalled.

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ATD Valley of the Sun (ATD-VOS) recently named Kimberle Schumann (below, left) winner of the 2017 Don Kirkpatrick scholarship. Kimberle earns a seat in a Kirkpatrick bronze certification program. She's planning to be in Dulles, Virginia, for the program on March 13-14.

Congratulations, Kimberle! Stay tuned for future updates from this new winner. 

Click here to see all photos from the ATD-VOS award ceremony.

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Saving $300 with early bird registration on Kirkpatrick bronze and silver certification programs is a great deal. However, the savings don't end when early bird does.

Members of the Washington, D.C. chapter of ATD, ISPI members and Booz Allen Hamilton employees are also eligible for discounted Kirkpatrick program registrations. Discount codes specific to these groups are available within each organization. 

Not in one of those categories? You can still save.

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Warsaw, Poland, was the location of a recent Kirkpatrick bronze certification program. The Polish-language program was led by Kirkpatrick Certified Facilitators Katarzyna Gorhover and Ewa Żukrowska.

Kirkpatrick programs are held worldwide--always live--online or in person. Make plans to earn your bronze and silver certifications in 2018.

Click here to see all Poland program photos.  

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Disrupting the status quo is never comfortable, but sometimes it's necessary.

Jim Kirkpatrick takes a good, hard look at the state of the L&D industry. He has words of warning, but also of wisdom, for professionals seeking to preserve their careers.

Start 2018 fully informed and ready to become a strategic business partner within your organization.

Read Jim's insightful message here.

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This group in Paris, France, works toward their Kirkpatrick bronze certification. Get certified right where you are. Kirkpatrick programs are held worldwide, always live, both online and in person.

Kirkpatrick affiliate Formaeva hosted the program. Jonathan Pottiez, a Kirkpatrick Certified Facilitator, led the French-language program.

Click here to see all photos from this Paris program and others.

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Be informed and inspired by this compelling collection of published Kirkpatrick magazine articles.

Get training evaluation insight directly from Jim and Wendy Kirkpatrick.

Revisit your favorite, or choose a new favorite. L&D practitioners and training professionals everywhere will find these to be a valuable resource.

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