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Welcome to the Kirkpatrick Partners blog, where we strive to share the most pertinent training and evaluation related tips and thoughts each week. Please check back often, or simply subscribe to our RSS feed to be sure you never miss an update.

The role of training professionals has changed as technology has advanced. Fifteen years ago, it may have been enough to design or deliver a great training class. If that's all you do these days, however, you are in danger of being replaced by a smartphone app or other technology that can do the same things quickly and for free, or nearly free.

Learn what you, as a training professional, can do to protect your organizational role and the future of our industry. Click below to read more.

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"How do you know if you are becoming a strategic business partner? When you are not talking so much about learning objectives and skills gaps."

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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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A full house works in pursuit of their Kirkpatrick bronze certification during a program in Atlanta earlier this year.

Special guests from the U.S. Airforce were also recognized, having earned Kirkpatrick gold level certification. Plaques were presented during the program.

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"Influencing stakeholders: Always talk about initiative, program, or package. They need to be clear that this is not a training initiative."

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It's hard to believe that we are now in the middle of 2018. Back in January, Jim Kirkpatrick kicked off the New Year with words of wisdom--and warning--to L&D professionals.

Are you struggling to move from trainer to strategic business partner? Mid-year seems like a good time for a review.

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This large group works hard to earn their Kirkpatrick bronze certification during a recent program in China.

Kirkpatrick Certified Facilitator Lianbin Cui, PhD led the Chinese-language program under the auspices of Kirkpatrick affiliate OnDemand Consulting.

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By Wendy Kirkpatrick

I had the thrill of hearing a presentation made by former President Barack Obama at the ATD 2018 Conference last month. His message was not only inspiring, it also has great implications for the future and success of training.

One lesson he shared is that good old-fashioned values are as relevant as ever:

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