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Wendy Kirkpatrick is a bit of a daredevil. As a child, she would swing wildly on swings, climb trees and walk on top of the monkey bars. It was only fitting, then, that while we were on vacation, she found something to get the adrenaline pumping.

The resort we stayed at had a real circus high-flying trapeze that guests were allowed to swing on in the mornings. Wendy vacillated about participating in the circus act for the first couple of days but then finally decided to do it. I, however, volunteered to keep my feet firmly on the ground and videotape her performance.

The morning of the trapeze adventure, Wendy had one lesson on a low swing before it was time to do the real thing. In order to get to the trapeze, Wendy had to climb a tall, rickety ladder. The ladder climb was harrowing, but she made it to the top. Then, with the help of two trapeze experts, it was time to fly!

Click here to see the video footage of Wendy on the flying trapeze.

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As many of you know, I'm always thinking about how real world things Beach 1relate to training and training evaluation. Wendy and I recently took a trip to Turks and Caicos, and I found myself taking pictures of the beach that made me think about the Kirkpatrick Model and training.








 

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Moment of OpportunityJim kicked off the year by challenging us to act with integrity when faced with Moments of Truth. Click here if you missed it.

Have you experienced any Moments of Truth yet this year?

This week, he introduces another concept, Moments of Opportunity. Unlike Moments of Truth, where you take a big gulp, pull your chin up and deal with them, Moments of Opportunity are shiny gold nuggets of future promise begging you to pick them up. It's not enough just to wait for opportunity to fall into your lap, though. 

Read on to find out how to take action to create your own Moments of Opportunity.

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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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JimTraining evaluation is both an art and a science, but it needs to be kept simple to offer any hope of organizational adoption. 

We as trainers need to reinvent ourselves to connect to the business, becoming strategic and tactical business partners rather than just training deliverers.

In this quick tip series, I'll explain how I use everyday language that all can relate to, remember and successfully implement in order to affect this reinvention. Read on for the first "Jimism."

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What Don Kirkpatrick Wanted You to Do - Part 3
by Jim Kirkpatrick
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This is the final installment of What My Dad Wanted You to Do. Click if you missed part 1 or part 2. Like the previous two quick tips, this one was written by both me and my father.

One of his favorite topics to talk about was "the science and art of L&D."

How can you apply this concept of "science and art" to maximize your training program outcomes? Read on to find out.

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What Don Kirkpatrick Wanted You to Do - Part 2
by Jim Kirkpatrick
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Last week, I passed along my first bit of insight as to what my dad, Don Kirkpatrick, would have wanted you to do in regards to the four levels. Click here if you missed it.

This week, I'll share some rather obvious but often forgotten wisdom that dad reminded me about time and time again.

Read on to learn the second thing that Don Kirkpatrick would want you to do.

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1982 gordon bliss packer songIt has been a year since my dad left us, at least physically. Whenever I am talking with a group of people about the four levels, I sense he might be hanging around watching and listening.

I often think about what he wanted me to know, as well as what he wanted me to do. He was not a complex man, so it was relatively easy for me to determine what he wanted by just being with him. 

I am going to take the next three weeks to pass along to you what I think, actually, what I know, he would want you to do in regards to the four levels.

Read on to find out the first thing that Don would want you to do.

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