Wednesday, December 12, 2018
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Back in June, Wendy Kirkpatrick offered tips on what to try when you just can't get a seat at the table.

She's back with more from her in-studio radio interview with Stone Payton and Lee Kantor of Business RadioX.

Wendy offers guidance on how to handle the vague training request.

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Kirkpatrick Partners announces its 2019 public, U.S.-based program schedule.

Registration is now open for 2019 Kirkpatrick certification program dates. Fall and Winter 2019 dates have also been added for public, domestic programs. International program dates will continue to be added throughout the year.

Include professional development in your 2019 plans. Earn your Kirkpatrick bronze and/or silver certifications in 2019.

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So many of you have asked, “How do I get a seat at the table?” and, “How do I design a program that will actually create results?” The answers to these questions are in our newest program, Kirkpatrick Strategic Evaluation Planning Certification Program.

And one time only, you can secure your seat in the first U.S. program at 50% off the regular price! But you will have to act quickly; this offer is only for the first 5 to register and submit payment. This is our thank you to you for being loyal Kirkpatrick Community Members and receiving our updates.

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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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Many training professionals are generalists who are required to know a little bit about a lot of different topics. One common theme, though, is that any training or intervention is supposed to “work,” meaning it improves on-the-job performance and contributes measurably to key organizational results. Sounds simple enough, but this basic principle has baffled many accomplished training professionals for decades.

In this program, Jim Kirkpatrick and Wendy Kirkpatrick will share the most important evaluation considerations that should be built into every mission-critical program. This interactive webinar will allow you to ask your own questions before and during the program, and the most popular questions will get answered live by the Kirkpatricks.

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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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Kirkpatrick Bronze in Mumbai: This group works as a team during a recent bronze certification program in India. Kirkpatrick Certified Facilitator Preethi Rao with Kirkpatrick affiliate C2C.

Earn your Kirkpatrick certification from virtually anywhere in the world. Click here to review our complete program calendar including in-person and online options. All programs are conducted live.

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This question has been asked for decades if not longer. Within your organization, how do you answer it?

Enjoy this article that asks--and answers--this probing question.

Click here to read this piece written by Don and published with permission from the Association for Talent Development ( and TD magazine ( The PDF is best viewed on a PC rather than a mobile device.

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Kirkpatrick Conference Appearance Schedule Released

The Kirkpatricks are pleased to be presenting at these upcoming conferences: 

TechKnowledge 2019 
Thursday, February 7

Training 2019 
Tuesday, February 26

ATD 2019 International Conference and Expo 
May 19 - 22

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Wednesday, June 26

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

Our 2019 calendar has been updated with all U.S. Kirkpatrick public program dates and many international dates, too. Registration is open, and early bird savings is available. Click here for dates and details.

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

The best-selling book, Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Training Evaluation, has been named to a list of must-reads for training professionals. Click here for more.

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.

It's consistently ranked in the top 25 of the Training books section on Amazon. Discover a complete blueprint for implementing the model in a way that truly maximizes business results. And delve into Jim and Wendy's new findings that, together with Don Kirkpatrick's work, create the New World Kirkpatrick Model, a powerful methodology that melds people with metrics.

Use the New World Model to better train people, improve the way you work, and, ultimately, contribute to your organization's most crucial goals without breaking the budget.  Click here to learn more.

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