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As an annual tradition, Jim Kirkpatrick shares a special Thanksgiving message each year. Enjoy this heartfelt holiday note worth sharing.

Here in the U.S., the fourth Thursday of every November is, of course, Thanksgiving. This year, it falls on November 23. Many view this holiday as a day to pause, count our many blessings and express thanks for what each of us has, often celebrating by gathering with friends and family to enjoy a big meal.

In counting my blessings, I am particularly thankful for my fishing buddies, our many freedoms, my health, a company that seems to be doing a lot of good for a lot of people, and for people like you who believe in what we stand for.

This year is a bit different from past years, though.

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To express our thanks to you, Kirkpatrick Partners is offering training industry professionals, L&D practitioners, and their colleagues this "Thanksgiving Bundle."

Below, find easy, one-click access to our most popular online resources. They're free, but you'll no doubt see them as "priceless."

These valuable tools and resources will help make your training evaluation job easier. You're sure to be thankful, too.


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Most training professionals have known about the Kirkpatrick Model and the four levels for decades. Fewer know the story of Kirkpatrick Partners, the people and the company. 

Enjoy this casual piece from a local lifestyle magazine that recently profiled the company. The online, Atlanta-based publication reintroduces Kirkpatrick on a more human interest, personal level complete with several photos perhaps not seen before.

You'll likely learn a few new things about Kirkpatrick. Click here to read more.

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Learn the latest in training effectiveness. Andy Jefferson and Roy Pollock of The 6Ds® Company recently answered this question and others during the third and final part of the three-part Expert Webinar Series.

For a second chance to learn what's new, click here to watch the recording.

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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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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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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.

Click here to read the full article

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This week, we hear from talent development professional Kevin M. Yates. His real-life application of the Kirkpatrick Model helped write his program's success story. Yours can be next.

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