Wednesday, December 12, 2018
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Entries for 2015

Strengthen your trainingThroughout 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.

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Training mistakesThroughout our quick tips this year, we've warned our readers about some behaviors and activities that trainers must cease engaging in if they want to achieve training effectiveness. 

Read on to find out the top 5 things you must stop doing in 2016 if you want to become and remain a valued member of the business team.

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Top 10

We at Kirkpatrick Partners sincerely hope that you have enjoyed and learned from our quick tips and other features during the past year.

Did your favorite feature make the top 10 list of the most popular? Read on to find out. 

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The Human Capital Institute recently presented a panel of experts to answer learning and development questions.

If you missed it, click here to view the recording.

You'll learn from Jim Kirkpatrick and two other L&D leaders about how to increase on-the-job behavior and tie learning to tangible business outcomes.

Learn to harness the 'big data' within your workforce to unlock:

      • actionable metrics that can help guide not just talent strategy, but business strategy
      • opportunities to truly catapult workplace performance
      • the possibility of new budgets through greater visibility of L&D
      • your influence and leadership role in your organization
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Much of what learning professionals do does not contribute directly 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. Read on for tactics to ensure that your efforts are mission focused and not merely activity.

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Attend the Training 2016 Conference and Expo in Orlando for the opportunity to learn directly from the leaders in the field of training evaluation, Jim and Wendy Kirkpatrick.

Save $250 on your 3-day conference registration with our special discount code TKRK

Kirkpatrick Appearances

Saturday, Feb. 13 - Sunday, Feb. 14
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Measuring Learning Impact Using the Kirkpatrick New World Model

This offering equates to our Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation Certificate Program, but is an extended version featuring live testimonials and best practices from real training practitioners who have used the Kirkpatrick Model in their work. Upon successful completion of this program, you will earn your Kirkpatrick certificate.

Bonus: Attend this certificate program plus five of the designated Measurement sessions (#109, #211, #C107, #305, #403, #503, #514, #604, #613, #708, #715, #803, #806, #C208) and receive a special “Training Measurement” certificate signed by Lorri Freifeld, Training magazine’s Editor-in-Chief. 

Monday, Feb. 15
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Practical and Powerful Post-Training Evaluation

Monday, Feb. 15
209 - Breakout Session
Cracking the Code for Kirkpatrick Levels 3 and 4

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Summer Glow Training EvaluationRob Berry, winner of the 2014 ATD-VOS Don Kirkpatrick Scholarship, has recently begun applying what he learned during the Kirkpatrick bronze certification program to the creation of infographics.

Read on to find out how infographics can help you answer a critical, frequently asked question.


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The ATD Valley of the Sun Chapter recently announced its 2015 DonMarta and Phoebe Kirkpatrick Scholarship winner. 

In conjunction with Kirkpatrick Partners, this scholarship provides members of the ATD-VOS community the opportunity to enhance their effectiveness and business impact by learning about and applying the Kirkpatrick Model.

The 2015 winner is...

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Early Bird Savings for 2019 Kirkpatrick Programs Now Available
November 12, 2018

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Kirkpatrick Book Named to Must-Read List for Trainers
September 24, 2018

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Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Training Evaluation Hit #1 on Amazon
November 6, 2016

What a success our book, Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Training Evaluation, has been! It hit #1 in training books on yesterday! Thank you, thank you, thank you to those of you who purchased it, reviewed it, clicked "yes" that you found reviews helpful, or simply visited the page.

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