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Entries for June 2018

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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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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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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Of all the things that keep you busy as a training professional, what percentage of those actually contribute to the mission success of your organization? Don't mistake action for contribution.

Much of what learning professionals do does not directly contribute to business or mission value. This happens despite the best of intentions; the training department receives a request for training from the business and works very hard to fulfill it. Unfortunately, business partners may not always be skilled in assessing the appropriate training and performance needs, and the organization goes down the wrong path.

Training activity can be mistaken for value, and effort for impact. How can you tell if your efforts are merely activity, or mission-focused tactics? The world of science and engineering provides a helpful definition to distinguish between the two.

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This group pursues their Kirkpatrick bronze certification in Paris, France. Kirkpatrick Certified Facilitator Joss Frimond facilitated the French-language program. Joss is part of the team at Formaeva, a Kirkpatrick Partners affiliate.

Earn yours, too, right where you are, live online or in person.

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Not long ago, Wendy Kirkpatrick asked if training professionals could answer this one simple question about their most important programs. Some could. For others, it was a struggle.

Wendy is back with tips on what to try when you just can't get a seat at the table. Avoid the frustration. Arm yourself with the knowledge to move beyond training and into business partnership territory.

Hear the story of how this information improved work--and life--for one trainer. Tune in to Wendy's recent in-studio radio interview with Stone Payton and Lee Kantor of Business RadioX.

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These registrants (left and right; Kirkpatrick certified facilitator Myung-Ae Lee is center) work to earn their Kirkpatrick bronze certification in Seoul, South Korea. Earn yours, too, right where you are, live online or in person.

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Thoughts from Jim Kirkpatrick, PhD

"How do you know when you are becoming a strategic business partner? When you think and write in terms of performance objectives"

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