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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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There's more than gold at Ft. Knox. Just ask these participants of a recent Kirkpatrick bronze certification program. Can you hear the "Hooah"? Kirkpatrick Certified Facilitator Gerald Jones led the class.

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The fourth and final installment in our quick tip series on maximizing manager involvement discusses a manager touch point almost totally ignored by our industry.

Most of the clients we've worked with, when asked, “What evidence is most meaningful to your stakeholders,” almost always answer, “The testimony of the managers of our training graduates.”

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Kirkpatrick Worldwide: People all over the globe pursue Kirkpatrick bronze and silver certifications. Programs are facilitated live, whether in person or online.

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Kirkpatrick breakfast roundtable in India

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Four Levels of Training Evaluation BookSo far in this quick tip series, we have looked at two prime opportunities to gain manager involvement in your training initiatives:

1. Initial program scoping

2. Program kickoff 

This week, we discuss another key time in the life cycle of an initiative -- after the formal training program.

Read on to learn how to engage managers in your post-program accountability and support efforts.

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Attendees of a recent Kirkpatrick silver certification program pose with "Training on Trial," authored by Jim & Wendy Kirkpatrick. The book is a bonus for silver program participants.

Kirkpatrick Certified Facilitators Melanie Martinelli & Preethi B Rao (pictured, center) led the program, held in India.

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Last week, we began a new quick tip series on how to actively engage managers and program sponsors throughout the lifecycle of a major initiative, beginning with initial program scoping. Click here if you missed it.

The second key opportunity for partnering with senior leaders is during the launch and early support of the major initiative. They can become your greatest program champions. This is especially critical when you intend for the initiative to be implemented in the most effective manner, going above and beyond the traditional training event emphasis by including a comprehensive required driver package of support and accountability tools implemented during execution.

Read on for three specific tips for utilizing a program kickoff champion to strengthen your initiative.

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Sao Paulo, Brazil was the site of a recent Kirkpatrick bronze certification program. The interactive South American session was led by Kirkpatrick Certified Facilitator Regina Camargo, who facilitated in Portuguese.

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