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Do you see business partnership everywhere? Jim Kirkpatrick does.

Connect the dots between training and business results. Bridging that divide will ensure program success and secure your position.

Jim shares these connections and why they matter.

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Ensure that you are implementing the best and latest evaluation methods when you join this informative conversation with Jim Kirkpatrick and Wendy Kirkpatrick.

They share the top five, most important evaluation considerations that should be built into every mission-critical program.

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Once you have started to build a bridge with the business, you are in a position to open two-way communication and avoid one-way training requests. Instead of being a training provider, you graduate to being a member of the team that plans for and maximizes business results.

Click below to learn the right questions to ask to achieve business partnership.

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Strengthen your approach to evaluation by learning the Kirkpatrick foundational principles of training evaluation.

Make plans to attend the Kirkpatrick session at this conference, presented by Kirkpatrick Certified Facilitator, Gerald Jones.

ATD Core4 Conference
Toronto, Canada
"First Things First: The Foundational Principles of Training Evaluation"
Tuesday, September 11, from 1:30 to 2:30 EDT

In this session, you will learn to strip away unnecessary complication by obtaining practical techniques to connect training and evaluation to improved on-the-job performance and subsequent business results.

For details on the Kirkpatrick session and the free job aid you'll take home, visit the TUESDAY tab on this page.

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Once you are clear on the things that are important to your organization, begin to build strategic "bridges" between L&D and line managers, stakeholders and sponsors. 

Click below to learn some tactics for building the bridge to your business or organizational units.

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This energetic group from Christiana Care in Delaware work in pursuit of their bronze certification during a recent Kirkpatrick program led by Jim Kirkpatrick.

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There is more than one way to pay for your Kirkpatrick certification.

You may register now and pay later. This makes paying flexible and convenient.

Click to read all of the ways you can pay for your Kirkpatrick certification.


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The role of training professionals has changed as technology has advanced. Fifteen years ago, it may have been enough to design or deliver a great training class. If that's all you do these days, however, you are in danger of being replaced by a smartphone app or other technology that can do the same things quickly and for free, or nearly free.

Learn what you, as a training professional, can do to protect your organizational role and the future of our industry. Click below to read more.

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Learn to connect training to business results in the Kirkpatrick session at ATD Core4
August 6, 2018

Register to attend "First Things First: The Foundational Principles of Training Evaluation," at the ATD Core4 conference in Toronto. Click here for information.


Ask the Kirkpatricks Your Training Evaluation Questions. Get Answers Live!
July 31, 2018

Do you have evaluation questions you would like to ask Jim Kirkpatrick and Wendy Kirkpatrick? They'll answer the most popular inquiries live during a free webinar. Click here for details and how to submit your question.

Announcing a New Kirkpatrick Certification Program, With Savings!
July 16, 2018

The first U.S. Kirkpatrick® Strategic Evaluation Planning Certification Program will be held September 17. Click here for details and discount

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 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.

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