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These days, I am often faced with issues related to the four levels and life in general that require guidance. While it has been three years since I last saw my dad, it has only been three days since I last talked to him. 

I am thankful that I have wise and caring colleagues and friends who help me find answers, or at least partial answers. Frequently, I turn to the writings, shadows and memories of my dad for further advice. As I reflect back on his life and passing, he is still teaching and helping me. I thought it would be fitting for me to share a couple of those lessons with you.

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Don Kirkpatrick made his final formal presentation to over 800 training professionals at the ATD International Conference and Exposition in 2011. The enthusiastic crowd shared laughs and shed a few tears as Don led the group in singing his famous Trainer's Song.

Click here to view the ATD tribute video to Don. 

This year, both Jim and Wendy Kirkpatrick, along with some Kirkpatrick Certified Facilitators, will be presenting at the conference in Atlanta.These sessions have been inspired by Don's teachings. Click here for more information and to register

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Our affiliate in China, OnDemand Learning, held an in-house Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation Certification Program - Bronze Level at the end of March. 

Click here to view photos from the program.



Have five or more people to train?

Consider hosting your own, in-house session. Everyone hears the same message at the same time, moving your team to execution efficiently and cost-effectively. 

Some of the content and examples used during the program can be customized to meet your specific needs. 

Contact us for more information

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As a tribute to Don, we are offering specials on select Kirkpatrick products throughout the month of May. These products are classic Kirkpatrick instructional items that every training professional needs in their library. 

Scroll down to the bottom of this list to learn about the new keepsake bundle available only until the end of this month. 

These products include:

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The four levels is the most common training evaluation approach, but that doesn't mean it has been implemented correctly over time. 

On the contrary, misconceptions and misapplication have reduced the simple effectiveness of the model. Here is a summary of the most common training evaluation mistakes. 


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What does a Kirkpatrick program in New Zealand look like?

Our affiliate in Australia and New Zealand, GMD Partnerships, hosted a Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation Certification Program - Bronze Level in Auckland at the end of March. 

Click here to see photos from the program.



We have many Kirkpatrick programs being held around the globe. Click here to view our schedule. 


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Our online Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation Certification Program - Bronze Level is one of our most popular programs. 

What are the benefits of attending an online program?

1. An online program eliminates all travel time and costs. You can attend all of the sessions in the comfort of your own office.

2. Our online program breaks the information out across five sessions. This allows you to spread out the learning and absorption. 

3. You will receive a copy of our new book, Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Training Evaluation, in the mail after the program.


We have 8 seats remaining in our upcoming online certification class that begins on April 25. Register today to save your seat

To view our other upcoming programs, click here

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How do you advance and transform your career?

Take this quiz to see if you are making colossal training strategy mistakes that could threaten your career.

Once you finish the quiz, read on to see what the preliminary results say. 


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