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Wendy wowed the crowd at the ATD 2017 International Conference & Exposition with her session on training evaluation pitfalls.

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                                         Wendy Kirkpatrick

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We've created a Case Studies Guide to help people locate the perfect case study for their situation. Some of these case studies can be found in our books, while others are taught in our programs. They range across different topics and types of organizations. 

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The ATD 2017 International Conference and Exposition was last week in Atlanta, Georgia. Jim entertained his session's crowd and educated them on how to build strategic business bridges

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The ATD 2017 International Conference & Exposition is happening this week in Kirkbook's hometown of Atlanta, Ga. 

Kirkbook has had such a great time getting ready for the conference, watching Jim's session and interacting with all of the people there. 

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To say that my Dad, Don Kirkpatrick, was an optimist is a colossal understatement. His team was always going to come around in the end to win. It would always stop raining so he could go fishing. He could always count on people to do their best. And when it didn't happen, he would shrug it off and begin his positive expectations all over again for the next event. 

I don't recommend that you wear the proverbial rose-colored glasses 24/7. Sometimes your team will lose, it will continue to rain, and people will disappoint you. However, it is not fun to always expect the worst, or be around people who carry a black cloud. 

At Kirkpatrick Partners, we decided several years ago to be more like Don. We typically avoid defending our model to active resisters. Instead, we like to focus our time and energy with people who are interested in making our model work. We find that when we encourage them, they share their successes with others. And those who are disinterested or skeptical tend to believe them, and are more likely to try our New World Kirkpatrick Model

We also recommend that you find receptive business partners on the other side who will give you a chance, or just open the door a crack. Work through a program with them, and create a success story that you can publicize. Then, your team of like-minded professionals will grow, as will business partnerships.

There is an abundance of positive people and life experiences for me to surround myself with. I have no interest in battling with black clouds. I suggest you do the same. 

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Additional Resources

Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation Certification Program - Bronze Level

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Kirkpatrick Certified Facilitator Laura Sharon recently conducted a Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation Certification Program - Bronze Level

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Interested in attending a Kirkpatrick bronze program? Click here to view our upcoming schedule. 

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May is Military Appreciation Month. We do a lot of work with the military, and some of our Certified Facilitators are military veterans.

Chuck Udell, a Kirkpatrick Certified Facilitator, describes below how the Kirkpatrick Model has influenced his career.

I am a veteran, having served many years ago as an Air Force weapons officer from 1971 to 1975. I was stationed in England and Thailand. 

The Kirkpatrick Model has influenced my career tremendously. I first earned my bronze certification, which was quickly followed by silver and gold certification. I am now a Certified Facilitator.

Using the New World Kirkpatrick Model has enabled me to provide sustainable training to my clients. I insist that an evaluation plan first must be approved by management, which ensures agreement on the desired result, leading indicators, critical behaviors and required driver package. Then, my post-training session clients are coached on how to implement their driver package. 

The Kirkpatrick Model has also enabled me to understand why an engagement I had before I learned the Kirkpatrick process was not successful. 

I have used the model while co-facilitating programs with our government and military. It has been an honor to work with the Kirkpatrick Model, so I can better train our armed forces. 

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Our affiliate in France recently hosted a Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation Certification Program - Bronze Level in Paris. 

Click here to view photos of the participants working actively to earn their Kirkpatrick certification.

Interested in attending a Kirkpatrick bronze program? Click here to view our upcoming schedule. 

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