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Entries for January 2017

Have you seen the photos on our Facebook page?

Check out our Facebook page to view photos from past programs and conference appearances. 

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To help you get your year started right, we are happy to provide two free Kirkpatrick videos for your use. Here are some of the ways we think they may be helpful to you:

      • During a training team meeting, to open up a conversation about your overall departmental vision and role
      • As part of a train-the-trainer program
      • To educate new training professionals in the basics of training evaluation

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Our affiliate Mindset facilitated a Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation Certification Program - Bronze Level near the end of December.

Click here to see photos of participants having fun while earning their certification.

Interested in earning your certification? Click here to view our upcoming bronze certification schedule.

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If you could ask Jim and Wendy Kirkpatrick any question you wanted, what would you ask them?

Tim Sosbe of Focus magazine sat down with Jim and Wendy to ask them 5 questions about their newest book, Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Training Evaluation, and the four levels in general. 

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Jim and Wendy Kirkpatrick will both be hosting sessions at the ATD Core 4 Conference March 23-24 in Long Beach, California. 

First Things First: The Foundational Principles of Training Evaluation
Jim Kirkpatrick

During the 60 years that the Kirkpatrick Model has existed, practitioners around the world have done their best to faithfully implement it. Others have attempted to complicate it by adding more levels, changing the level, and otherwise re-articulating its elegant simplicity. Despite these efforts, what often occurs is little more than smile sheets, pre- and post-tests, and hoping for the best. It does not need to be that way. In this session, you will learn the Kirkpatrick Foundational Principles and the true four levels of training evaluation. You will obtain practical techniques to connect training and evaluation to improve on-the-job performance and subsequent business results. You will also leave with a sample evaluation form, as well as tips to better see how well your participants are reacting to your training and learning what they need to do back on the job. By attending this session, you will be able to:

      • Increase on-the-job application
      • Maximize results from training programs
      • Learn simple methods for evaluating training programs
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Our affiliate in India, C2C Organizational Development, hosted a Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation Certification Program - Bronze Level in Gurgaon, India.

Click here to view photos of the participants working hard towards their Kirkpatrick certification. 

Interested in earning your certification? Click here to view our upcoming schedule. 

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I was sitting in front of an audience of 2,000 people in Calcutta, India in November of 2002 at the India Society for Training and Development (ISTD) annual conference. I was on stage as one of the three keynote speakers talking back-to-back-to-back on the future of learning in India. 

The first speaker was the head of the India Ministry of Education. The second was the head of the India Ministry for Learning and Development. The third, me, was a nervous fledgling in the field of L&D, the son of the famous Dr. Don Kirkpatrick

The first two speakers read directly from their notes, heads in the podium, in monotone voices. Their messages were ironically something about how we need to make learning more interactive, more personal and more dynamic.

Even though I was an unseasoned speaker, I could feel the audience slipping away. As the second orator finished, I had two thoughts. One was, "I am set up to fail; the audience is gone." The second was, "Well, I am not going down without a fight."

Thus, my defining moment was at hand. 

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Kirkpatrick Certified Facilitator Chuck Udell facilitated a Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation Certification Program - Bronze Level at Avangrid in Connecticut near the end of last year. 

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Announcing 2018 Kirkpatrick Programs with Savings
October 18, 2017

Registration is now open for public, U.S.-based 2018 bronze and silver Kirkpatrick certification programs. Click for details and early bird savings.

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October 16, 2017

Save $300 with Early Bird Registration for two new programs in early November in Omaha, Nebraska. Click here for information on the bronze certification program. A silver program will be held immediately following bronze. Click here to register for silver. For complete details on these programs, click here to read more.

Have You Read Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Training Evaluation Yet?

October 3, 2016

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.

Use the New World Model to better train people, improve the way you work, and, ultimately, contribute to your organization's most crucial goals without breaking the budget.  Click here to learn more.

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