Tuesday, October 16, 2018
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Welcome to the Kirkpatrick Partners blog, where we strive to share the most pertinent training and evaluation related tips and thoughts each week. Please check back often, or simply subscribe to our RSS feed to be sure you never miss an update.

As 2018 rapidly comes to a close, a few opportunities remain to earn your Kirkpatrick bronze and/or silver certifications this year. Begin 2019 as a Kirkpatrick certified professional!

BRONZE: Our Washington, D.C. November bronze Kirkpatrick certification program is sold out, but there is one more opportunity to become Kirkpatrick bronze certified this year.

Seats are available in the next online bronze program. It is conducted
live, and starts November 2. Some discounts are still available, too.

SILVER: Some seats remain for the final in-person Kirkpatrick silver certification program of 2018. Click here for details including group discounts.

The last option to earn silver this year is during our live, online program starting December 4. Early bird registration saves $300 until October 19. Click here for more information.

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"Go to Your Stakeholders; Don’t Expect Them to Come to You. "

 - Jim Kirkpatrick, Training Evaluation Expert and Fisherman

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When you review your training evaluation data and find that it is not altogether favorable, should you:

  1. Hide it, so there are no repercussions
  2. Change the questions so you get more favorable responses in the future
  3. Try on your own to understand it, and make adjustments
  4. None of the above

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This class works to earn their Kirkpatrick bronze certification during a recent, first-ever program in Hong Kong. Kirkpatrick Certified Facilitator Melanie Martinelli led the program.

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Bank A is a national commercial bank in China whose credit card business leads the entire industry both in technologies and services. However, the workforce began to go downhill as they were losing necessary drivers and motivation to move forward during the last 30 years of development.

The corporate university then launched a program named the Second Business Pioneering Program to boost career competitiveness of the staff so as to change attitudes, motivate employees and improve work performance with Kirkpatrick Four Levels.

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"In order to win the trust of your stakeholders, be honest with them about the business partnership needed to maximize results." ​

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"Feed a man a fish or teach a man to fish. Which is your approach to training evaluation?"

- Jim Kirkpatrick, Training Evaluation Expert and Fisherman

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It's a startling statistic for L&D professionals: approximately 85% of training graduates fall prey to a myriad of factors that influence them to do something other than what they learned during training.

Jim Kirkpatrick and Wendy Kayser Kirkpatrick offer a plan to help overcome these challenges.

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Bronze Certification
 
November 2, 9, 16, 30 and December 7
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November 6-7, 2018
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More 2019 Kirkpatrick Certification Program Dates Announced 
October 8, 2018

Additional program dates have been added to our 2019 event calendar with a few more coming soon. Click here to find out more.

Kirkpatrick Book Named to Must-Read List for Trainers
September 24, 2018

The best-selling book, Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Training Evaluation, has been named to a list of must-reads for training professionals. Click here for more.

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.

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