2014 Don Kirkpatrick Scholarship Winner Announced

November 12, 2014

In 2013, the ATD Valley of the Sun Chapter partnered with Kirkpatrick Partners to introduce the Don Kirkpatrick Scholarship opportunity to its members.

The recipient of this annual award wins a free seat in the Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation Certification Program – Bronze Level, which not only benefits the scholarship winner, but also allows the winner to give back to the community and the industry.

Phoebe Swan, ATD VOS Strategic Advisor, noted about the scholarship program:
“‘The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions.’ -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. ATD Valley of the Sun Chapter was searching for a unique way to give back to the profession and help stretch the capabilities of a Learning and Performance professional. The Don Kirkpatrick Scholarship program provides a strategic opportunity for a learning and performance professional to learn, develop, grow and then apply their leanings by ‘paying it forward’ for the greater good.”

The winner of the 2014 Don Kirkpatrick Scholarship is Rob Berry, an eLearning Manager at Massage Envy who had this to say about the award, “To me, paying it forward means using my talents and resources to improve someone’s life… the more we improve, the more our learners will benefit from what we produce.” 

We look forward to working with Rob when he attends his bronze level certification program and following up with him over the next year to see how he is applying what he learns to his organization and community.

Click here to see photos from the October 17 award reception.

Left to right: Phoebe Swan, ATD VOS Strategic Advisor; Rob Berry, 2014 Don Kirkpatrick Scholarship winner; Catherine Jennings, ATD VOS Special Programs Director

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