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Welcome to the Kirkpatrick Partners blog, where we strive to share the most pertinent training and evaluation related tips and thoughts each week. Please check back often, or simply subscribe to our RSS feed to be sure you never miss an update.


DEADLINE REMINDER:  Today is the last day for Early Bird Registration for the online Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation Certification Program - Bronze Level. Register today and save $300. The program begins August 8, and consists of five live online sessions. For complete details or to sign up, click here.

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Is there a lack of connection between your training and actual performance outcomes / key organizational results?

If so, you may find yourself in a precarious position when budgets get cut on things in your organization's "nice to have" category. Wouldn't you prefer to be in the "must have" category?

Read this interview with Jim Kirkpatrick conducted by Amedirh, a human resources management company in Mexico, to learn how to not only put your resources to good use, but also prove to your stakeholders that you did.

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One of our international affiliates, C2C Organizational Development, recently hosted the first ever public Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation Certification Program - Bronze Level in Japan.

Click here to see photos of participants working hard and having fun during the program.

Are you interested in getting bronze level certified as well? Click here to see our program schedule.

If you're in Japan and are interested in hosting an in-house Kirkpatrick program at your organization, contact C2C directly to discuss your options. 


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Four Levels of Training Evaluation BookL&D Manager Cyndee Gorkowski won last year's ATD Valley of the Sun Don Kirkpatrick Scholarship, which entitled her to a complimentary seat in a Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation Certification Program - Bronze Level.

This week, Cyndee shares her first update with us after having begun applying what she learned in the program to a large training initiative within her company.

Read on to learn what steps Cyndee is taking to train over 4,000 employees on a new software program while making it as seamless as possible for customers.

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One of our international affiliates, C2C Organizational Development, hosted a roundtable discussion on the Kirkpatrick methodology in Mexico, in association with AMEDIRH, a human resources management company.

Click here to see photos of the event.

Interested in a custom program for your organization? Contact us today.


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Four Levels of Training Evaluation BookLast week, we determined which of our Quick Tips have been the most popular so far this year, and revealed #3, #4 and #5. Click here if you missed them.

Are you ready to see the top 2? We think they will give you some great ideas as you develop your own training programs and evaluation strategies.

Read on for our two most popular Quick Tips of 2017 so far.

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Join Jim and Wendy Kirkpatrick, along with other training experts, for an Expert Webinar Series to be hosted by the Bob Pike Group over the course of this summer and fall.

July 27 - Becky Pike Pluth will kick off the series with Spiff Up Your Next Presentation. Learn techniques for presenting to your target audience in a way that will keep them engaged and inspire action.

September 7 - Jim and Wendy Kirkpatrick will follow with their take on how to steer clear of the most common program execution errors in Top Training Evaluation Pitfalls to Avoid.

October 3 - Andy Jefferson and Roy Pollock of The 6Ds® Company will wrap up the Expert Webinar Series. Click here to register.  

Commit to your own professional development by putting these engagements on your calendar and registering now.

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Kyran Newell and Nicky Trainor from New Zealand recently spun silver into gold, earning their Kirkpatrick gold certifications through our Australia / New Zealand affiliate, GMD Partnerships.

Those who have attained Kirkpatrick silver level certification are eligible to go for gold by presenting or publishing their program evaluation process, results or best practices in a way that assists other training or business professionals.

Click here to see photos of these new gold graduates with their certificates.

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