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Registration is now open for public, U.S.-based Kirkpatrick bronze and silver certification programs in 2018. All programs are conducted live, with online and in-person options available. A few international programs are also on the 2018 calendar, with more coming soon.

Include professional development in your plans for the New Year. Earn your bronze and/or silver certifications in 2018.

Save $300 with early bird registration on all domestic, public programs. Discounts are also available for small groups, large groups, and for government, military, and humanitarian organizations. Details are found on each program's registration page.

Early bird registration deadlines vary by program. Click here for details and registration information.

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Bangalore, India was the recent host location for a Kirkpatrick bronze certification program. Kirkpatrick Certified Facilitator Jawad Ahmed, of Kirkpatrick affiliate C2C, led the English-language program.

Click to view all photos from this program and others.

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Are you an "ACE"? Kirkpatrick Partners announces "Accelerated Certification Events." Now, in-person bronze and silver certification programs may be taken consecutively.

Some conditions apply. For example, you may attend the bronze and silver programs back-to-back if you have a good training evaluation background. You will also need to accept that some of the activities in the more advanced silver level program are focused on a bronze plan that you will just have started to create.

Review our Events Calendar here. For all in-person bronze sessions, you will find a silver program that follows, so check both.

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You're no stranger to blended learning, but what do you know about Blended Evaluation? Blended learning requires a Blended Evaluation Plan®.

Click here to watch this video of Jim Kirkpatrick as he offers some sage counsel on this topic.

As a bonus, download a free sample of Kirkpatrick's Blended Evaluation Plan form.

To access the form, visit our Resource Library, and then log into your account on or register to create one. Once logged in, scroll down to the "Kirkpatrick Diagrams and Forms" module, and click on "Kirkpatrick® Blended Evaluation Plan® Form Samples."

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Bronze with Seoul: This group shares the certificates earned during a Kirkpatrick bronze certification program last month in Seoul, South Korea. Those 4 fingers represent the four levels of the Kirkpatrick Model, of course.

Kirkpatrick Certified Facilitator Je Pil Jeon led the Korean-language program. Kirkpatrick programs cover the globe, across all time zones. View all programs here.

To view all photos from this program and others, click here

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Good news for training professionals in the U.S. Midwest. Kirkpatrick is pleased to announce new back-to-back bronze and silver certification programs in early November in Omaha, Nebraska. Register now for the November 7-8 bronze or for silver on November 9 to save $300 with early bird registration.

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By Jim and Wendy Kirkpatrick, Chief Learning Officer Magazine, September 2017

Do you need a GPS to keep you on the path to program success? Start with the end in mind. Learn Level 4 tips and more as Jim and Wendy Kirkpatrick help you navigate evaluation pitfalls.

Steer clear of the missteps and get back onto the road of higher learning with this informative, insightful article.

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Seeking bronze in Shanghai: This group enjoyed an interactive, Chinese-language Kirkpatrick bronze certification program. Kirkpatrick Certified Facilitator Lianbin Cui of OnDemand Consulting, LLC, a Kirkpatrick Affiliate, led the program.

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Early Bird Savings & Registration Deadlines

Kirkpatrick program deadlines and specials

Bronze Certification

November 2, 9, 16, 30 and December 7
Online (from the U.S.)

November 7-8
Omaha, NE

Early bird registration ends Oct. 27

November 14-15
Washington, D.C.

Just 7 seats left! See silver program that follows, Nov. 16 

Silver Certification
November 9
Omaha, NE
Early bird registration ends Oct. 27
November 16
Washington, D.C.

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Latest News Minimize

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.

"ACE" Kirkpatrick Certifications
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.

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October 3, 2016

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