What the Kirkpatricks Wish Everyone Knew About Training Evaluation
We hate it when people approach us for help and tell us it’s impossible to evaluate their training programs.
Here is how to avoid the most common problem that prevents you from showing the value of your programs.
Mistake #1 to Avoid: Working in a Vacuum
Many well-meaning training professionals work independently or in a team of other training professionals who are largely isolated from their training customers. Some training professionals wish they were more connected with the people they serve, but they have trouble getting meetings scheduled with their business stakeholders who request training.
The unintended result is that training does not always align with specific performance requirements and business needs, so it isn’t as successful as it could be.
If this happens to you, perhaps you need to brush up on your business acumen and learn some tactics for getting the attention of your stakeholders. One tip is to ask them about their priorities and let that steer the conversation. In the process, you will learn if there are areas that could benefit from training and reinforcement.
Learn tactics for connecting with the business in our newest certification program, Kirkpatrick® Strategic Evaluation Planning Certification Program.
Read an inspiring account of true business partnership in Bringing Business Partnership to Life.
We will be back in the coming weeks to share more things we wish everyone knew about training evaluation.