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Entries for November 2015


Much of what learning professionals do does not contribute directly to business or mission value. This happens despite the best of intentions; the training department receives a request for training from the business, and works very hard to fulfill it.

Unfortunately, business partners may not always be skilled in assessing the appropriate training and performance needs, and the organization goes down the wrong path.

Training activity can be mistaken for value, and effort for impact. Read on for tactics to ensure that your efforts are mission focused and not merely activity.

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Summer Glow Training EvaluationRob Berry, winner of the 2014 ATD-VOS Don Kirkpatrick Scholarship, has recently begun applying what he learned during the Kirkpatrick bronze certification program to the creation of infographics.

Read on to find out how infographics can help you answer a critical, frequently asked question.


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The ATD Valley of the Sun Chapter recently announced its 2015 DonMarta and Phoebe Kirkpatrick Scholarship winner. 

In conjunction with Kirkpatrick Partners, this scholarship provides members of the ATD-VOS community the opportunity to enhance their effectiveness and business impact by learning about and applying the Kirkpatrick Model.

The 2015 winner is...

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KeynoteThere are three basic objectives of evaluation: to improve your training program, to drive the transfer of learning to behavior, and to demonstrate ultimate value to your stakeholders. The rest is fluff and noise.

To contribute to all three of these purposes, it is of critical importance to get any mission-critical program off to a strong start, and to finish even stronger.

This week's quick tip will teach you how to address two of the three objectives of evaluation.

Read on for the two techniques that you'll want to learn before you hold even one more training program.

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