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Cyndee Gorkowski, an L&D manager and winner of last year's ATD Valley of the Sun Don Kirkpatrick Scholarship, was awarded complimentary attendance in a Kirkpatrick bronze level program.

This week, Cyndee shares her second update after applying what she learned in the program to a large training initiative within her company.

Through Cyndee's story of successful training for more than 4,000 employees, you'll learn how program preparation can pay off for you, too.

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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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Marta Wilmoth, the recipient of the 2015 ATD Don Kirkpatrick Scholarship, has earned her bronze level certification and is implementing what she learned. 

Here she explains how she identified the missing link in her organization's evaluation strategy, and provides tips that can help you do the same.

Read on to learn about Marta's project and how she is climbing to the "top of the mountain."

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This week, Sue Vineyard shares her thoughts on what tools are critical for a trainer's success.

Both a friend of the Kirkpatricks and a retired training professional, Sue is best known for her decades of work in helping not-for-profit organizations to accomplish their missions through a focused, self-sustaining approach. 

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This week, we continue our discussion on the current state of training evaluation with guest Jana Muma, the Director of Learning & Development at Grace Hill.

In this 10-minute interview, Jana shares her keys to success and how her experience implementing the Kirkpatrick model has helped her become an industry leading resource for those within the multifamily industry looking to design, develop and manage their own training sessions.


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This week, our special guest blogger Robert O. Brinkerhoff, Ed.D., an internationally recognized expert in evaluation and training effectiveness, talks about why it is better for training leaders to worry about pay-off to the customer than it is trying to earn a high ROI score.

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Kirkpatrick Quick Tip #34

By Iris Nunn

Learning and Performance professionals are encouraged to use the Training Value Questionnaire to ensure value is the result of a strategic initiative, typically one that is training-based.

The Training Value Questionnaire identifies:

  • Targeted Return on Expectation(ROE) (Kirkpatrick, 2009), business need and desired results
  • How training will be reinforced and supported on the job by business partners
  • What is required to achieve results in addition to training.

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Announcing 2018 Kirkpatrick Programs with Savings
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