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Celebrating Don Kirkpatrick’s Legacy

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The 65-year history of the four levels has taken some twists and turns of late. As always, we take a moment to remember and recognize the late Dr. Don Kirkpatrick in the month of May

Achieving Training Evaluation Nirvana – Measurable Contribution to Top Organizational Goals

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Only 35 percent of training professionals are confident that their training evaluation efforts meet organizational business goals. Let’s improve that statistic together by implementing these ideas

Training Evaluation Doesn’t Have to Be as Formal as You Think

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Does training evaluation strike fear into your heart, creating anxiety because you feel uncertain about what to do or if what you’re doing is correct? It shouldn’t be that stressful

Don't Be Seduced by What's Trendy in Training

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Today it’s microlearning. A number of years ago it was avatars. Before that, e-learning. It’s easy to get excited about what’s new. However, just because everyone is talking about a hot new method doesn't mean it's right for every situation

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.

Getting Managers Aboard The Trainers’ Train

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Wouldn’t it be nice if stakeholders and managers of training participants rode a train with the training department when they requested a new program? It would allow time to ask these questions critical for a successful initiative

30 Organizations That Achieved Kirkpatrick Level 4 Results

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We are often asked if there are organizations that are getting to Level 4. The answer is, yes! Some have generously made their case examples available to you, including Toyota, the U.S. Department of Defense, Emirates Airlines and the Internal Revenue Service

Jim Kirkpatrick Shares His Veteran's Day Tribute to Our Military

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Honoring Our Armed Forces: The Men and Women Who Serve and Protect. One of my favorite U.S. holidays is Veteran’s Day. I can still picture my dad in his later years raising and saluting the stars and stripes at his retirement community.

1-Minute Check: Find Out if You're Implementing the Four Levels Correctly

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The Kirkpatrick model is elegant in its efficiency. The time-tested four levels remain effective as the foremost training evaluation methodology worldwide. Wendy Kirkpatrick makes it easy to understand in this brief yet informative video

"ACE" Your Kirkpatrick Certifications

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Are you an "ACE"? Kirkpatrick Partners announces "Accelerated Certification Events "

A New Segmentation Model for Customer Onboarding

A great customer onboarding program is a proactive and meaningful way to make a lasting impact on customer engagement, retention, and expansion. In this eBook, Skilljar will show you a new framework for building a customer onboarding program, including how to segment users and drive long-term value and retention through education.

Why is Online Training so Lonely?

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If you think online training is lonely and isolating, you are not alone. If you Google the phrase, “Why is Online Training so Lonely?” ” you will get over 60 million results. It doesn’t have to be that way

Using Kirkpatrick® to Evaluate the Newest Tech-Based Training

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Training is becoming increasingly tech-based to meet the changing needs of the global workforce. The demand for knowledge whenever and wherever it is needed is real. So how does the savvy training professional determine if the tech-based training they provide is effective

Hope and Joy Amidst the Fire

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At the beginning of 2018, I delivered a strong message about the dark path I saw our training industry heading down if significant changes were not made. The message is, sadly, still very relevant.

Only Fools Rush in to Meet Training Requests

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A learning professional shared with us, "Before I learned to stay focused on business priorities, someone would ask me to 'jump' and I would ask 'how high'?"

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

A well-designed learning curriculum develops and nurtures skills needed to achieve organizational and business goals with the most effective and engaging set of experiences. This ebook outlines 5 critical steps to develop learning solutions that will help you achieve the most ambitious objectives.

The Secret to Getting to Levels 3 and 4

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Training professionals around the world have struggled with how to get to Kirkpatrick Levels 3 and 4 since the model was conceived. With the right perspective, it is truly not that difficult

Do You Avoid Online Learning?

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Do you think twice about registering for online learning

Save $400 On Kirkpatrick Certification Until January 14

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Learn how to evaluate your most important programs and initiatives, and stay on budget at the same time

Higher Education Faculty Members: Request a Free Desk Copy of Our Latest Book

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Thanks to the generosity of our publisher, university professors may order a complimentary copy of Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Training Evaluation

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

Knowing what you need from an eLearning authoring tool can be hard, especially when there are so many options on the market. gomo’s new ebook aims to save you time and hassle by identifying 12 must-have authoring tool features.

See the Most Popular Resources of 2018

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Is it just us, or does each year go more quickly than the previous one? Here are quick links to our most popular articles and clips of the year, in case you missed any of them. Your clicks let us know what is most helpful and most important to you; these are those items

Make the Case for Your Programs 

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The end of the year is a planning time for many of us. Looking forward to 2019, have you been tasked with increasing program outcomes? Showing the results in terms stakeholders value? Reducing costs

Why is it Easier to Train Pets Than People?

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?It's a startling statistic for L&D professionals: approximately 85% of training graduates do something other than what they learned during training

Why We Don't Call It Thanksthinking, by Jim Kirkpatrick

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Why We Don't Call It Thanksthinking, by Jim Kirkpatrick Thanksgiving. In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies.

Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.

Skipping This Step Will Derail Your Programs

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Listen to the final installment of Wendy Kirkpatrick's in-studio radio interview with Stone Payton and Lee Kantor of Business RadioX. In the previous segment, Wendy shared how to handle the vague training request.

Thoughts from Jim Kirkpatrick, PhD

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From Jim Kirkpatrick , Training Evaluation Expert. Click here for Jim's previous Quick Tip

Thoughts from Jim Kirkpatrick, PhD

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From Jim Kirkpatrick , Training Evaluation Expert. Click here for Jim's previous Quick Tip

Resist the Urge to Over-Automate Training Evaluation

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Training evaluation is all about online surveys right? Well, not exactly. While an automated tool like an online survey can be part of a good training evaluation strategy, there is more to a successful plan

Monetizing Customer Education: Free, Fee, and Everything In Between

Some of the best customer education programs monetize customer training to help offset program costs, fuel new initiatives, and enable additional investment in your programs. In this webinar, Skilljar will discuss the free-to-fee continuum and share best practices for developing a pricing and packaging strategy for your education offers.

IACET Partners with Kirkpatrick to Promote Learning Evaluation

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(Herndon, Virginia USA, January 26, 2019)The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), a global, non-profit leader in continuing education and training standards, announced its partnership with Kirkpatrick Partners to help promote quality learning evaluation. IACET and Kirkpatrick Partners will kick off their partnership with a free online event, “A Candid Conversation with James Kirkpatrick about Training Evaluation!” ” on July 11, 2019 at 1 p.m.

IACET Partners with Kirkpatrick to Promote Learning Evaluation

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(Herndon, Virginia USA, January 26, 2019)The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), a global, non-profit leader in continuing education and training standards, announced its partnership with Kirkpatrick Partners to help promote quality learning evaluation

Many Training Professionals Fear This: Do You?

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Honest evaluation also means having the courage to report all data to stakeholders, whether positive or negative. It is always nice when the data is positive; that makes reporting easy and fun. But what if some of it indicates problems, or poorer results than were desired? Training will not get respect if we don’t openly share this information and then open a discussion about how to improve

The Holidays are Complicated! Keep Evaluation Simple

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The end of the year brings holidays for many of us. They are a time of joy, and sometimes a time of chaos and overload. Fortunately, we can keep training evaluation simple

State of the Front-Line Manager

It's no secret that front-line managers are essential to your organization's success. They form the base of your leadership development funnel and, most likely, account for over half of all your organization's leaders. Improving how front-line managers perform yields mouthwatering increases in how individual contributors perform.