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Entries for October 2011

Kirkpatrick Quick Tip #37

If your needs analysis reveals the need to build knowledge or skill in your target audience, training will likely be the intervention of choice.

Before you pop open your laptop and start designing learning objectives, read this quick tip to make your training as impactful as possible

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Don Kirkpatrick made his final formal presentation to over 800 training professionals at the ASTD International Conference & Expo in May. The enthusiastic crowd shared laughs and shed a few tears as Don led the group in singing his famous Trainer’s Song, and talked about his wife, Fern.

We invite everyone to leave a comment for Don. To do so, log in to the site.

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Kirkpatrick Quick Tip #36

When initiatives are not performing as expected, there is typically disagreement about the purpose and role of training. The same can hold true for the entire learning and development function or department. 

In these cases, it is wise to bring the training and development team together to discuss these issues until consensus is reached. We highly recommend decisions based on “training effectiveness” rather than “effective training”.  

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Kirkpatrick Quick Tip #35

This week we continue the quick tip series entitled "Avoid the Allure of Training Activity".

Formal training is often prescribed without much thought to the cause of on the job performance issues. Unfortunately, training is not going to solve the majority of these problems.

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