Wednesday, December 12, 2018
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Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Training Evaluationthe popular best-seller authored by Jim Kirkpatrick and Wendy Kirkpatrick was recently named to the list, "48 Books Every Aspiring Chief Learning Officer Should Read."

TalentLMS recently published the list to their blog. The Kirkpatrick book is found under Evaluation and Feedback titles.

Click here for complete details on the book and this recognition. You'll want to add it to your must-read list, too.

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“Save training dollars and successfully demonstrate training value by using
a chain of evidence showing data at all four Kirkpatrick levels.”  ​

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Forms of training and ways to learn seem ever-changing. Trends and fads come and go, but the industry standard in evaluation remains.

Learn how the Kirkpatrick Model remains effective, no matter the decade or the evolution of training. Find out how it can help improve your program results. See how the Kirkpatrick Model has stood the test of time.

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This lively group busily works to earn their Kirkpatrick bronze certification during a recent program in the United Kingdom.

Kirkpatrick affiliate C2C led the program. Kirkpatrick certified facilitator Melanie Martinelli faciliated.

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"I remember clearly leaving a training programme a few years ago thinking how much I had enjoyed the training and looked forward to using the learning on the job.

But a while later I remember being so disappointed as I reflected back on how little I had managed to use in my daily work. Lack of opportunity, conflict with my manager’s own views and my own workload had all contributed to me not applying what I had learnt.

I wonder how many of us have been in this situation?"

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A large class from the National Guard in Arkansas works to "ACE" their Kirkpatrick certifications. They attended bronze and silver programs consecutively, as part of an Accelerated Certification Event (ACE).

Jim Kirkpatrick taught the silver-level program. Kirkpatrick Certified Facilitator Gerald Jones led the bronze class.

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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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"Influencing stakeholders: After determining what the end in mind is (criteria for initiative success), speak often about execution."

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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 
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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.

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