Thursday, January 17, 2019

Weekly Feature

 

At the beginning of 2018, I delivered a strong message about the dark path I saw our training industry heading down if significant changes were not made. The message is, sadly, still very relevant.

This year, I offer additional tactics and encouragement to assist you in having the most productive year possible.

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Training professionals around the world have struggled with how to get to Kirkpatrick Levels 3 and 4 since the model was conceived. 

With the right perspective, it is truly not that difficult.

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Here we are, leaving 2018 in traditional holiday fashion.

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The end of the year brings holidays for many of us. They are a time of joy, and sometimes a time of chaos and overload.

Fortunately, we can keep training evaluation simple.

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Is it just us, or does each year go more quickly than the previous one?

Here are quick links to our most popular articles and clips of the year, in case you missed any of them.

Your clicks let us know what is most helpful and most important to you; these are those items.

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​It's a startling statistic for L&D professionals: approximately 85% of training graduates do something other than what they learned during training. 

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Honest evaluation also means having the courage to report all data to stakeholders, whether positive or negative. It is always nice when the data is positive; that makes reporting easy and fun. But what if some of it indicates problems, or poorer results than were desired? Training will not get respect if we don’t openly share this information and then open a discussion about how to improve. 

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Why We Don't Call It Thanksthinking, by Jim Kirkpatrick

Thanksgiving. In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. It wasn’t until 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November.

Now, that day is reserved for those of us in the United States to be thankful. And to give thanks?

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