Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The end of the year brings holidays for many of us. They are a time of joy, and sometimes a time of chaos and overload.

Fortunately, we can keep training evaluation simple.

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Is it just us, or does each year go more quickly than the previous one?

Here are quick links to our most popular articles and clips of the year, in case you missed any of them.

Your clicks let us know what is most helpful and most important to you; these are those items.

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​It's a startling statistic for L&D professionals: approximately 85% of training graduates do something other than what they learned during training. 

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Honest evaluation also means having the courage to report all data to stakeholders, whether positive or negative. It is always nice when the data is positive; that makes reporting easy and fun. But what if some of it indicates problems, or poorer results than were desired? Training will not get respect if we don’t openly share this information and then open a discussion about how to improve. 

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Why We Don't Call It Thanksthinking, by Jim Kirkpatrick

Thanksgiving. In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. It wasn’t until 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November.

Now, that day is reserved for those of us in the United States to be thankful. And to give thanks?

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Disrupting the status quo is never comfortable, but sometimes it's necessary.

Jim Kirkpatrick takes a good, hard look at the state of the L&D industry. He has words of warning, but also of wisdom, for professionals seeking to preserve their careers.

Start 2018 fully informed and ready to become a strategic business partner within your organization.

Read Jim's insightful message here.

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During the ATD International Conference and Expo 2016, Dr. Jay Brimstin presented a case study on how the Maneuver Center of Execellence (MCoE) conducted an evaluation of one of their training courses using the Kirkpatrick Model

The course that was evaluated was the Dismounted CIED Tactics Master Trainer course. Dr. Brimstin, the Deputy Director of the MCoE Directorate of Training and Doctrine, and Ms. Annie Hester, the Program Evaluation Office lead during the evaluation, described an evaluation effort in which they were able to demonstrate the effectiveness of the training course in improving units' operational effectiveness while conducting combat operations in Afghanistan.

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shutterstock_32047498 2The tips we've shared over the last few weeks go beyond the field of learning and development. They can be implemented in all areas of your life to allow you to deepen your relationships in both personal and professional ways.

Engaging in deep human interactions takes courage to ask the second question, as well as discipline not to hijack the conversation. If you have what it takes, you should quickly begin to reap the benefits.

What are these benefits?

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