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Entries for November 2016

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How to Conduct Productive Meetings 

Legendary workplace learning and evaluation expert Donald Kirkpatrick offers solid advice to ensure that a meeting is necessary, the presentation is professional and effective, participants contribute in constructive ways and the outcome is measurable. There are only seven copies left of this instructional book- hurry and get yours today.

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The Kirkpatrick Four Levels® CD 

The Kirkpatrick Model is the most recognized, utilized and respected method of training evaluation in the world. Learn about it directly from the creator, the late Dr. Donald L. Kirkpatrick, in this recording. You will also hear about the latest adaptations of the four levels from Don's oldest son, Dr. Jim Kirkpatrick. Jim discusses the concept of business partnership and provides specific direction on harnessing the power of Level 3. He shares examples and his inimitable stories along the way that will inspire you to apply these principles to your own work.

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Evaluating Training Programs: The Kirkpatrick Four Levels DVD 

Recorded live at the ASTD 2011 International Conference and Expo, Don shares his sage wisdom and plenty of humor. Hear the stories for which Don has become famous, and learn about the four levels along the way. And of course, "The Trainer's Song" is also included. The video closes with Don's final call to action for all training professionals, as he stands flanked by his family members in support of the message. This item is regularly priced at $19.95, but can be yours now for only $9.95.

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Our affiliate in New Zealand and Australia, GMD Partnerships, recently conducted a Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation Certification Program - Bronze Level in Canberra, Australia.

Click here to view photos of the participants working hard to achieve their bronze certification. 

Interested in participating in a bronze certification program? Click here to view our upcoming 2017 schedule. 

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Our Thanksgiving in the United States falls on Thursday, November 24 this year. This also would have been my mother's 90th birthday. A double celebration? It depends on how I choose to look at it. One way would be to say that because she didn't live to see this birthday, it is a sad day. Another way would be for me to think, "She lived a full and rich 87 years, and I am thankful that she did not suffer in death." I choose the latter; thus, it is a double celebration for me. 

Being thankful is a choice, and I am feeling extra thankful this year. Many blessings have come our way in 2016. We have a strong, competent and caring support staff. We have health throughout our extended families. Our new book, Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Training Evaluation, launched in October and is already helping a lot of people. Wendy and I have had quality time together and with friends and family throughout the year. While challenges have come our way, together we have worked through them. 

During 2016, our team facilitated opportunities for me to work with many U.S. government agencies, branches of the U.S. military and private businesses, both domestically and abroad. During those times, I have met many wonderful people, eager to learn new ways of creating and demonstrating value to their organizations. They are just as eager to help others who are struggling with their training efforts. I am particularly thankful for those of you who have become Bright Lights to me and to others. Our efforts could not possibly be successful without you. 

Finally, it is difficult for me to reflect on my mother Fern without thinking about dear old Dad. Don K's spirit and legacy appear to us every day through our work, and I am thankful for what he has left us to continue. 

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Join Jim and Wendy on December 2, 2016 for their new webinar, "Top Training Mistakes: Are You Making Them?"

Jim and Wendy will present some of the top training evaluation mistakes seen worldwide, as well as how to correct them.

Whether you are a training industry veteran or brand new, don't miss this informative and practical webinar. Everyone who registers for the session will also receive access to white papers, some evaluation tools and other free resources.

Webinar participants will learn:

      • When to design their evaluation plan for maximum impact
      • How to assign best resources to the four levels
      • What types of evaluation tools and techniques to consider
Top Training Mistakes: Are You Making Them?
Jim and Wendy Kirkpatrick
December 2, 2016
10:30 am Pacific / 1:30 pm Eastern

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Our affiliate in Brazil, Across, held a Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation Certification Program - Bronze Level in October. 

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Attend the Training 2017 Conference and Expo in San Diego, California to learn how to transform your future by building tactical and strategic business bridges with Jim Kirkpatrick.

Training is still on trial, and all too often, the verdict from the business is coming back, "Guilty of training costs exceeding business value." Join Jim and learn actions you can take to not only ward off budget cuts and pink slips, but to drive your career and influence forward.

Jim will inspire and encourage a journey down a path that will likely earn you the distinction of "strategic business partner." After attending this session, you will be able to:

      • Explain why it is critical that L&D reinvents itself.
      • Enhance your working relationships with colleagues and business partners.
Begin a journey whereby you will influence on-the-job behavior and subsequent business results

Save $250 on your 3-day conference registration with our special discount code: TKRK.

Transform Your Future: Building Tactical and Strategic
Business Bridges

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Session Code 301

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Have you seen our Pinterest board dedicated to Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Training Evaluation?

The board has special thoughts from Jim about the information in the new book, book reviews, fun pictures of Kirkbook, infographics and more.

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What is Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Training Evaluation about?

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There have been a multitude of Kirkpatrick programs around the world this fall. 

Click here to view the photo albums from these programs. 

Interested in attending a Kirkpatrick certification program? Click here to see the list of our remaining 2016 programs and our upcoming 2017 programs. 

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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.

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