Real-World Reinforcement Techniques to Start Using Today
JULY 19, 2016
These are items that remind training graduates of what they are supposed to do, and provide additional training and guidance, if needed. The first quick tip in this series described the importance of monitoring critical on-the-job behaviors of training graduates to make sure they are occurring and being done correctly. Well, that is no reason not to do it.
The Latest Way to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Your Training Programs
JULY 6, 2016
Blended evaluation is purposeful; it is based on information required to make good training decisions (usefulness) and provide the data required by stakeholders to fund it (credibility). Blended Evaluation™ is the latest way to evaluate the effectiveness of your training programs. Are you using it? Blended evaluation is then deliberate in that it is based on purpose.
Why the Opt-Out Option is Costing You Valuable Information
SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
How often are you providing an opt-out option in your post-training surveys ? This choice is appropriate when respondents may not have the information or experience to answer; however, the opt-out choice should be used strategically and not provided as an option for all items. Did you know that by allowing your participants to opt-out, you could be losing valuable information? Reaction sheets often contain an option labeled "Not Applicable." Allowing respondents to skip questions for which they certainly hold an opinion results in the loss of valuable information
10 Ways to Get Commitment from Your Training Participants
FEBRUARY 24, 2016
The closing of an active training session provides a sense of closure for the learners. It is a time to ensure that all expectations were met. However, many trainers fail to maximize the true potential of their closing time. Read on for 10 tips to make your closing active in a way that elicits participant commitment. Note: The following tips appear in Elaine Biech's new book 101 More Ways to Make Training Active , as contributed by Kenneth Stein, Ed.D, CPLP, SPHR, Successful Endeavors. Jim and Wendy Kirkpatrick are also contributors to the book
Skill based learning – How it drives an organization’s performance
This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture Training and learning organizations today play an active role in contributing to the bottom line of any organization by aligning their objectives to the immediate business objectives.
The What, Where, How, Why and When of Gathering Actionable Feedback
SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
One of the most frequent frustrations I hear from instructors is that the comments students provide on the evaluation forms are vague, irrelevant and too few in number. The What, Where, How, Why and When of Gathering Actionable Feedback. by Matt Champagne. Note: The Kirkpatricks became aware of Matt''s work with the introduction of his book, The Survey Playbook. They found the advice to be effective as well as practical to apply, serving as good real-world advice for surveys that get the information you need. One says, “How you doin’?”
Do You Catch People Doing Things Right?
MARCH 27, 2013
Whether it’s a hug, a tap on the nose or a treat, the trainer is always there to provide positive reinforcement. Have you ever attended a dolphin show? If so, did you notice that each and every time a dolphin completes a trick, it receives praise? How often does this happen for the rest of us
Top 5 Kirkpatrick Tips for Strengthening Your Training
DECEMBER 30, 2015
Throughout our quick tips this year, we've provided numerous ideas for improving the quality of your training. Read on to find out the top 5 things you can do to be a more successful trainer
Training Strategy Mistakes: Are You Making Them?
JANUARY 22, 2015
The correct answers will be provided upon submission of your responses. This week, we begin a new quick tip series that addresses career-threatening learning and development mistakes. Are you making these colossal training strategy mistakes in your mission-critical programs? Take this quiz to find out. Stay tuned in the coming weeks as we share the survey results and address each question and answer one at a time
Understanding Skill Based Learning for Business
This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture One significant way that training and learning organizations can play an active role in contributing to the bottom line of any organization is by aligning their objectives to the immediate business objectives.
Are You Harnessing the Full Potential of Level 2?
JUNE 17, 2015
In this quick tip, Stephanie Austin explains step by step how to use basic Excel functions to conduct very valuable statistical analyses that provide insight that you can act on immediately. You have a feeling that one of your training participants is not progressing well, but how do you know whether or not their poor in-class behavior will negatively impact their on-the-job performance?
Using Kirkpatrick to Move Beyond Training Order-Taking
MAY 28, 2014
If this does not occur, try providing short, succinct updates or questions to re-open the conversation. There is no question that a universal challenge for learning and development professionals worldwide is to tie training efforts to organizational results. Conducting a productive conversation about business needs so that a needs analysis can be performed. Join the Discussion.
Training Evaluation Mistake #5
MAY 15, 2013
This week’s quick tip provides practical ideas that any training professional can use to get started Training Evaluation Mistake #5: Avoiding Measuring the Value of Training Because It’s Too Difficult. Do you avoid measuring the organizational value of your training because it seems too hard? Are you uncertain of how to get started? You are not alone.
Easy Level 3
NOVEMBER 28, 2012
In this quick tip, we provide a list of practical steps training professionals can take before a training program to support on-the-job implementation Getting to Level 3 is not as difficult, expensive or time-consuming as some people think.
Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success
but might be a little vague in providing concrete actions, so you’ll need to dig a bit deeper. Providing OTS courseware in these situations has several advantages. OTS curriculum, it’s fairly easy to provide training to individuals or groups whenever you. While the mainstream social media platforms can provide opportunities for. Seven Simple Secrets to. capital. You’re.
Training Strategy Mistake #5: Providing Stakeholders with Flimsy Evidence of Value
FEBRUARY 25, 2015
If you missed the training strategy mistakes quiz, click here to take it before reading on. We asked about the most meaningful approach to reporting training outcomes to stakeholders. Should you present a balanced report of data at all four levels? Read on to find out what respondents thought their stakeholders most wanted to know
Reaching the Summit: Two Tips from the Latest Scholarship Winner
JUNE 22, 2016
Here she explains how she identified the missing link in her organization's evaluation strategy, and provides tips that can help you do the same. Marta Wilmoth, the recipient of the 2015 ATD Don Kirkpatrick Scholarship , has earned her bronze level certification and is implementing what she learned. Read on to learn about Marta's project and how she is climbing to the "top of the mountain
Does Your Training Prepare Participants for Performance?
DECEMBER 5, 2012
This quick tip series provides fast and inexpensive ways to reach Levels 3 and 4. It’s based on the popular webinar entitled Getting to Kirkpatrick Levels 3 and 4. Jim was working with a client a few years back that had won a number of industry awards for their training programs. One of their showcase programs was their new hire onboarding program. They were especially pleased with their Level 1 survey results. “We consistently average 4.8 on a 5 point scale! To be honest, we don’t think we need to consider any changes to that program,” they said. &rdquo
What the Navy Can Teach Us About Training Evaluation - Part 1
SEPTEMBER 18, 2013
Military organizations provide many training best prac tices because they cannot afford to just train people and hope that they perform well in the field. Flawless execution is required every time, or lives could be lost. The sonar used in navy submarines is a great example of a military idea that can be applied to training
Microlearning Whitepaper: Small Bites, Big Impact
been providing lukewarm results for years. techniques and solutions that provide more impactful methods for improving employee. But microlearning offers far more than that: • It adapts to the pace of today’s business and meets the needs of your modern learners, providing learning in short bites that are fast and easy to absorb. Aside from providing access over the.
Level 3 Lessons from an Unlikely Source – Part 2
SEPTEMBER 4, 2013
As the flying lessons continued over a few days, Jim and Wendy were impressed at the level of support the parents provided for their fledgling flyers Have you ever had a dream that you were flying? Both Jim and Wendy have. Some are exciting. Some are a bit scarier, with fear of falling or crashing.
Is Your Training Survey Too Late?
OCTOBER 17, 2012
This quick tip will provide practical ideas to get participant input when you can still effect a change Kirkpatrick Quick Tip Vol. 2 #31. Have you ever read your post-program evaluation forms and thought, "I wish someone would have mentioned that during the class, when I could have fixed it!". You are not alone.
Training Evaluation Mistake #3
MAY 1, 2013
This week, we continue to address each quiz question and provide background information. Thank you to the 947 people who completed the Knowledge of Training Evaluation Strategy quiz. If you missed it, you can still take it now and see your results at the conclusion. Training Evaluation Mistake #3: Using Up All Training Evaluation Resources on Levels 1 & 2. The quiz question related to this topic yielded a quite even split of responses -- 57% true and 43% false: A detailed post-program evaluation is important to complete for every program
Lesson #1: Formal Training Alone Won't Work for Everyone
AUGUST 27, 2013
In the morning, Jim and Wendy were relieved to see that the bird had made it through the night, and the mother bird was still delivering it food and providing support. Jim and Wendy watched in fascination the day the baby birds in the nest outside their front door seemed to be preparing to fly. They stood on the edge of the nest, stretched out their wings and flapped them a few times.
Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program
would love to provide, we need a change. We must go beyond providing great content. to instead take responsibility for providing. Totara, an open source LMS), provides structure. Our platform provides. well beyond providing content to include. provide the manager with talking points. We provide practice guides to help Sue. We now. Right?
How to Use Drivers to Ensure Training Success
APRIL 23, 2014
This article by Larry Bird, Section Manager for Engineering Training at Bruce Power , provides a brief introduction to drivers and reviews their place in the training world. _. Kirkpatrick''s four levels of training evaluation are structured as a sequence of ways to evaluate training programs. L1: Did they like it? smile sheets). L2: Did they learn it in the short term? checkout).
Training Evaluation Mistake #2
APRIL 24, 2013
This week, we continue to address each question in the Knowledge of Training Evaluation Strategy quiz and provide background information. Training Evaluation Mistake #2: Not Concerning Yourself with On-the-Job Performance and Subsequent Results
Could You Be Replaced By an App? - #2: Learn How to Engage in L&D Activities That Cannot Be Automated
JULY 29, 2015
This week, we provide tactics for building a bridge to the business so that you can engage in meaningful dialogue and understand their needs. Last week, we kicked off our Could You Be Replaced By an App? quick tip series by explaining that training professionals need to do more than just design and deliver training. Click here if you missed it.
Our Favorite Resources for Building Business Partnership
DECEMBER 18, 2013
They often find themselves tasked with providing a new training program to fix a problem that has not yet been considered or discussed thoroughly. Many training professionals struggle to gain support for training initiatives from key business partners. and stakeholders. After issuing their orders, these business partners disappear until it is time to see if the training "worked.".
Workbook: Gamification and Your Enterprise Learning Strategy
The purpose of this guide is to provide you with the information and tools you need to. Provide a step-by-step work-plan to show you how to integrate gamification into. Game-based learning is often used as a one- time event to provide insights and instruction in a formal learning setting, either online or. Most games provide. Introduction.3 What is Gamification? system.
Practical Steps for Getting to Kirkpatrick Levels 3 and 4
JUNE 5, 2013
The newest article by the Kirkpatricks, Creating a Post-Training Evaluation Plan , provides straightforward tips for starting with the end in mind and building Levels 3 and 4 evaluation into your processes. How do you go beyond Kirkpatrick Levels 1 and 2 to start demonstrating the true value of your program? To reach Levels 3 and 4, it is critical to put a strategy in place early in the planning process. Click here to read the article, which appears in the June issue of T+D magazine.
Are You Willing to Disrupt Tradition?
JUNE 18, 2014
When Jim Kirkpatrick led training efforts at the bank, Bud summoned Jim to his office and provided the marching orders: develop and deliver a workforce-wide training program that would transform the bank into thousands of “trusted advisors.” Bud Melton, former CEO of First Indiana Bank, is a tall man who may look intimidating to some. In reality, he is an honest and fair leader.
Could You Be Replaced By an App? - #3: Do Your Stakeholders Trust You to Solve Their Problems?
AUGUST 5, 2015
Last week, we provided tactics for building a bridge to the business. Click here if you missed it. This week, we explain what might happen when your level of communication with the business unit you serve increases, and how it could make or break their trust in you. Read on to learn how to keep the trust of your business stakeholders
Do You Allow Time for Training Evaluation?
OCTOBER 24, 2012
It''s interesting how many of them defeat their own purpose, however, by not providing adequate time for participants to complete their evaluations Kirkpatrick Quick Tip Vol. 2 #32. Most training professionals are very interested in receiving feedback on their programs.
Leaving performance reviews behind: Where to start [Guide]
We provide both. GIVING FEEDBACK: I provide constructive. properly, managers provide a concrete and comprehensive. The following models provide guidance on how to both set. Sure, we have provided a model above. How can you provide the systematic process. to provide the system and environment. to provide coaching and accountability to. sprints.
Tips You Can Use from a Kirkpatrick Bright Light
APRIL 16, 2014
Jared has developed a process to have a looping video play on all of the store''s break room TVs, which can be used to reinforce information learned in recent trainings and to provide contact information if employees have questions about any of a variety of topics. Last August, Jared Allen, Training Program Developer for Goodwill of Central Arizona, won the 2013 Don Kirkpatrick Scholarship.