Wednesday, June 19, 2019

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 Excellence (MCoE) conducted an evaluation of one of their training courses using the Kirkpatrick Model

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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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I believe that technology is rapidly and deliberately on a quest to make genuine human interaction obsolete. What remains of the human element increasingly seems to involve walking avatars rather than thinking, feeling human beings. My frustration is that many are going down without a fight.

 

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Many training professionals struggle to gain support for training initiatives from key business partnersshutterstock_75592402
and stakeholders. 

They often find themselves tasked with providing a new training program to fix a problem that has not yet been considered or discussed thoroughly. After issuing their orders, these business partners disappear until it is time to see if the training "worked." 

Use this collection of our favorite resources for building business partnership to put an end to this cycle and generate training with true business value.

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This week we are pleased to share our newest article from the February issue of Training Magazine.

Read as Jim and Wendy Kirkpatrick explain how return on expectations (ROE) demonstrates the degree to which training initiatives satisfy the expectations of key business stakeholders.

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