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1982 gordon bliss packer songIt has been a year since my dad left us, at least physically. Whenever I am talking with a group of people about the four levels, I sense he might be hanging around watching and listening.

I often think about what he wanted me to know, as well as what he wanted me to do. He was not a complex man, so it was relatively easy for me to determine what he wanted by just being with him. 

I am going to take the next three weeks to pass along to you what I think, actually, what I know, he would want you to do in regards to the four levels.

Read on to find out the first thing that Don would want you to do.

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ColleaguesIn partnership with stakeholders, you've designed a training program capable of influencing true business results. 

Now, how do you generate positive buzz and excitement about this training amongst potential participants? And once participants are trained, what resources do you have to help ensure that they apply what they learned on the job?

Read on to learn about a powerful resource that you may have neglected to utilize.

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EvaluationAre you sending out 90-day follow-up surveys but getting such a low response rate that you feel like you might as well not even bother?

Are you attempting to evaluate Level 3 Behavior with a follow-up survey but wondering if the results really indicate true transfer of learning to the workplace?

Two current threads in the Kirkpatrick Evaluation discussion group in LinkedIn speak to these issues.

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Car washIn this quick tip series, we have discussed a concept that we have termed blended evaluation

This week, we will wrap up the series by discussing the likely results of using such a hybrid approach.

Read on to find out why not using blended evaluation is like driving through a car wash, and what it can look like instead when you use blended evaluation successfully.

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Hybrid roseLast week, we discussed possible sources of data and methods for gathering it when embarking upon blended evaluation. Click here if you missed it.

This week, we continue our conversation about hybrid approaches by busting one of the most common beliefs in the world of evaluation in general, and about the Kirkpatrick Model specifically. 

Read on to find out what this common misconception is, and how to make an initial break from it using a free Kirkpatrick tool.

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Truth leads to trust Last week, we introduced the concept of blended evaluation. 

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This week, we will delve further into possible sources of data and methods for gathering it.

How do you move beyond just gathering data from the training participants? Read on to find out.

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The Kirkpatrick Evaluation discussion group in LinkedIn is a great place to ask questions and share best practices with other training professionals. If you aren't a member yet, click here to join.

In addition to participating in the discussion group, did you know that you can connect directly with Jim and Wendy Kirkpatrick?


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Jim and Wendy are always glad to connect with members of the Kirkpatrick Community.

Click here to go to Jim's LinkedIn profile.

Click here to go to Wendy's LinkedIn profile.

Kirkpatrick Partners also has a company page on LinkedIn. Click here to check it out.

Connect with Jim and Wendy, and follow the company page, for the latest news and specials from Kirkpatrick Partners.

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Blended EvaluationAs a training professional, you've likely heard of blended learning. While traditional training was one-dimensional, blended learning revolutionized our industry.

In much the same way, traditional evaluation is one-dimensional, provides partial truth and is generally ineffective. It typically comes only in written form through smile sheets for Level 1, testing for Level 2 and 90-day surveys for Level 3. No evaluation typically occurs at Level 4. Sadly, the methodology behind these evaluation strategies is based more on tradition than on purpose.

These deficiencies have created a need for a blended evaluation approach. 

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