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Entries for January 2016

The Danger of Not Knowing What You Don't KnowLast week, we discussed how to determine if you're taking on too much. Click here if you missed it.

This week, we discuss the harsh consequences of failing to educate yourself before committing to a project.

Read on to learn what we've found out the hard way.

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Join Jim and Wendy Kirkpatrick for a brand new, free webinar this spring:

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
10 am Pacific / 1 pm Eastern

The Kirkpatrick Model is the most-used training evaluation model in the world. This does not, however, mean that it is always implemented correctly. What does misapplication put at risk? The image that training holds in many organizations, the future of your training department and, ultimately, your job.

Attend this informative webinar with Jim and Wendy Kirkpatrick, creators of the New World Kirkpatrick Model, to find out the most common execution errors, what is at risk if you make them and how to avoid them in the first place. Pick up practical tips that any training professional can implement to maximize their program value and demonstrate it to their organizations and stakeholders.

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Jonathan Pottiez, a Kirkpatrick Certified Facilitator with our affiliate company in France, recently facilitated an in-house Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation Certification Program - Bronze Level for the University of Strasbourg.

Click here to see photos of participants actively engaged in this hands-on program.

Are you interested in earning your Kirkpatrick bronze level certification, too? 
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Kirkpatrick bronze program

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Conference callYou've determined that a project is worthy of resources, but is it really feasible for you and your team to take on right now? 

How do you quantify the time and effort a project will require?

Read on to find out what we have done to greatly increase our ability to understand our capacity.

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Check out our Facebook photo albums to see great pictures of professionals worldwide engaging in Kirkpatrick programs, such as the photo below taken after an in-house Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation Certification Program - Bronze Level with Alaska Airlines.

Want to join in? See our full list of currently scheduled programs.

Alaska Airlines

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SimplicityMy recent quest for simplicity and conservation in my personal life turned my thoughts toward how we can achieve more with less in our business, as well.

When trying to trim the fat, how do you choose what gets your time and other resources?

Read on to learn how we employ the Kirkpatrick Model to help us make these decisions.


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Mindset, our Kirkpatrick affiliate in Sweden, recently conducted an in-house Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation Certification Program - Bronze Level for the Volvo Group University.

Click here to see photos of participants accelerating toward program success through their pursuit of Kirkpatrick bronze certification.

Interested in earning your bronze level certification, too? Click here for our schedule of upcoming programs.


Bronze certification in Sweden

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Jury

When my previous boss unsympathetically demanded answers from a roomful of intimidated company leaders, only one person had the courage to speak up.

Read on for the full story, and start considering how you would like to respond when confronted with your moment of truth.

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What a success our book, Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Training Evaluation, has been! 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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