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"Influencing stakeholders: Always talk about initiative, program, or package. They need to be clear that this is not a training initiative."

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It's hard to believe that we are now in the middle of 2018. Back in January, Jim Kirkpatrick kicked off the New Year with words of wisdom--and warning--to L&D professionals.

Are you struggling to move from trainer to strategic business partner? Mid-year seems like a good time for a review.

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This large group works hard to earn their Kirkpatrick bronze certification during a recent program in China.

Kirkpatrick Certified Facilitator Lianbin Cui, PhD led the Chinese-language program under the auspices of Kirkpatrick affiliate OnDemand Consulting.

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By Wendy Kirkpatrick

I had the thrill of hearing a presentation made by former President Barack Obama at the ATD 2018 Conference last month. His message was not only inspiring, it also has great implications for the future and success of training.

One lesson he shared is that good old-fashioned values are as relevant as ever:

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Would your educational institution benefit from a complimentary copy of the popular book, Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Training Evaluation, written by Jim Kirkpatrick and Wendy Kirkpatrick?

This time of year university professors are designing curriculum. Enjoy this free resource to review for course adoption or as a desk copy.

There is a limit of one copy per request, subject to approval. Click here to complete the desk copy request form.

If you're not faculty at a higher education facility but would like your own copy, click here for details on how to order.

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Thoughts from Jim Kirkpatrick, PhD

"How do you know when you are becoming a strategic business partner? When you are designing an entire initiative, not just formal training."

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Do you know how to successfully evaluate any training, whether you bought it or built it? Tune in to learn how directly from Jim and Wendy Kirkpatrick.

This informative session provides specific questions to ask and considerations to make when selecting outsourced and off-the-shelf training and much more.

Join Jim Kirkpatrick and Wendy Kirkpatrick to hear more from them on this topic affecting a growing number of training professionals.

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Tune in as Jim and Wendy Kirkpatrick present easy things that any training professional can do to gather training evaluation data. Receive specific tactics to use before, during and after training to ensure that participants grasp the content, apply it in their work, and see the desired outcomes.

Learn how to incorporate training evaluation into your most important initiatives and bring them to maximum success. Continue reading ...

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Read Jim Kirkpatrick's Joint Article with NASA in 75th Anniversary Issue of TD Magazine
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"Training for Mission Success" is available in the May issue of TD Magazine which is also their 75th anniversary issue. Click here to read this article.


Simplify Evaluation - Cover Feature of April TD Magazine by Wendy Kirkpatrick
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Wendy Kirkpatrick walks you through the steps of simple yet effective training evaluation. Read more here.


Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Training Evaluation Hit #1 on Amazon

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