A Consultant’s Story: How the Kirkpatrick Model Worked for Me

September 5, 2018

Forms of training and ways to learn seem ever-changing. Trends and fads come and go, but the industry standard in training evaluation remains.

Learn how the Kirkpatrick Model remains effective, no matter the decade or the evolution of training. Find out how it can help improve your program results. See how the Kirkpatrick Model has stood the test of time.

In a conversation with Jim Kirkpatrick, Mark W. Brodsky, founder and principal consultant of BIG Consulting, shares his 40+ year use of the Kirkpatrick Model from performance management training in the 1970s to Total Quality Management (TQM) in the 80s and beyond. 

Click here to listen to highlights of their conversation.
Click here to listen to the full, 14-minute audio.
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Mark W. Brodsky is a management consultant and executive coach who helps leaders rapidly raise profitability and growth, then sustain gains over time. His direct, pragmatic, highly supportive approach is rooted in four decades of executive experience in performance improvement, operations management, leadership development and talent management.

His consulting and coaching are enhanced by his extensive experience serving as both an external consultant and internal corporate leader in roles that include:  President and CEO of a start-up that became a multi-million dollar enterprise; Executive Vice President of a strategy execution consulting firm; and Director of Professional Development for a Fortune 50® company.

You may email Mark at mark@BIGconsulting.services, or click here to connect with him on LinkedIn.

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Additional Resources

The Kirkpatrick Model

The New World Kirkpatrick Model

Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Training Evaluation

Kirkpatrick Foundational Principles

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