Take One Step Toward Training Evaluation Effectiveness

February 21, 2018

As we near the end of February, now is a good time for a quick “pulse check” on the status of your 2018 resolutions. You may recall that Jim Kirkpatrick shared his concerns for the L&D world at the start of the New Year.

Are your training evaluation New Year’s resolutions already forgotten? Are they works in progress or somewhere in between? Regardless, it’s never too late to make a course correction or find some inspiration.

Most of us are familiar with the Chinese proverb that a 1,000-mile journey begins with a single step. The same is true for training evaluation effectiveness.

One professional notes that his step will be to determine training effectiveness from microlearning. Another plans to “evaluate for learning transfer because that is where training gets traction.”

Read more about simple, one-step actions others are taking to improve training evaluation effectiveness in 2018. Informative and inspiring, these singular steps may likewise help your initiatives find greater success using better, more effective training evaluation in the New Year. 

What single step will you take? Share yours here. 

Visit the associated discussion in the Kirkpatrick Evaluation discussion group in LinkedIn to share your own wisdom and experiences with the group for the benefit of the industry, or simply review the advice from other professionals so that you can apply their tips to your own work.

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Additional Resources

Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation Certification Program – Bronze Level

Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Training Evaluation

L&D’s Unmodified Future: Better Sharpen Your Resume

Let’s Get Real About Training Evaluation – Part 2

Are You Getting Kirkpatrick Evaluation Right?

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