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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.

Throughout the year, we have dedicated ourselves to sharing with our community practical tips that can help you to improve your training evaluation efforts and better use your limited resources to achieve true business value.

With an average of 3,857 clicks per Quick Tip, these are the most popular features of 2016:

8. Ignoring This Simple Step Could Derail Your Training Efforts

Click here to find out why starting with the end in mind is crucial to all training programs, and why evaluating programs is critical to on-the-job success.

7. Do You Really Know the Four Levels?

Did you know that misapplying the four levels could be harmful to your training evaluation efforts?

6. Jim Kirkpatrick's Reflections on ATD 2016

Read about the enthusiasm Jim Kirkpatrick saw in the ATD 2016 conference attendees and what it means for the future of the L&D community.

5. Evaluation Blunders and Missteps to Avoid

Click here for tips from Jim and Wendy on how you can avoid the most common blunders that frequently sabotage even the best-intentioned Kirkpatrick evaluation efforts.

4. Are You Sure You're Using the Kirkpatrick Model Correctly?

Do you consider evaluation after training has been delivered? Are you viewing post-training evaluation as summative measurement only? If you answered "yes" to these questions, you are committing fatal Kirkpatrick Model execution errors. Click here to learn how you can avoid them.

3. Top 5 Kirkpatrick Tips for Strengthening Your Training

Click here to find out the top 5 things you can to do be a more successful trainer. 

2. Have You Seen Our Newest Pinterest Board?

Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Training Evaluation is being hailed as a must-have book for your training library, and we've created a fun resource to go along with it. 

1. How Are You Adding Value to Your Organization?

Read Luc Vandenboomgaerde's testimony to learn how the Kirkpatrick methodology helped him and his department develop training programs that contributed true business value to their organization.

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