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ASTD VOS Scholarship Winner Announced at Don Kirkpatrick Honors Reception

"The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions." -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

On August 22, the ASTD Valley of the Sun Chapter hosted the Don Kirkpatrick Honors Reception, during which they announced the winner of their annual Don Kirkpatrick scholarship.

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Lesson #2: Even Confident Learners Need On-the-Job Support

Have you ever had a dream that you were flying? Both Jim and Wendy have.
Some are exciting. Some 
are a bit scarier, with fear of falling or crashing. Being able to imagine the sensation of flying made the nest of swallows on Jim and Wendy’s front porch all the more fascinating to them.

Swallows

As the flying lessons continued over a few days, Jim and Wendy were impressed at the level of support the parents provided for their fledgling flyers.

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Why Get Kirkpatrick Certified?

A note from Jim about the value of Kirkpatrick certification

Hello,

I overhear conversations in the office with callers asking about Kirkpatrick certification. I thought I would take a few minutes to explain, from my own point of view, the benefit and value of getting Kirkpatrick certified.

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Lesson #1: Formal Training Alone Won't Work for Everyone

Jim and Wendy watched in fascination the day the baby birds in the nest outside their front door
Baby birdsseemed to be preparing to fly. They stood on the edge of the nest, stretched out their wings and flapped them a few times. Some hopped onto a nearby landing.

As Jim and Wendy worked, they noticed a flock of birds swirling outside their office windows. It was the baby birds, being led by their parents! They all seemed to be flying fast and with confidence. However, when they were supposed to return to the safety of the nest, one bird just sat on the front step, either unwilling or unable to get back up to the nest.

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The ultimate goal of training is to contribute to the execution of strategic initiatives. But how do you do this?Mark and David
Kirkpatrick Certified Facilitators David Dewhurst and Mark Harris offer strategies for accomplishing this objective in their case study.

They implemented an extensive leadership program at a mine in  New Zealand.

 

 

 

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This article originally appeared in Training & Development magazine, August 2013, Vol 40, No 4, published by the Australian Institute of Training and Development.

 

 

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Improving Performance to Drive Business Results
The role of training is not simply to deliver programs or content; it's to improve performance to drive business results. How is this done? 

Listen to Jim Kirkpatrick as he explains how in this Learning Insights radio interview. 

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Training evaluation does not need to be complex or expensive to be effective. View this recorded TrainingIndustry.com Executive Seminar Series webinar to hear Jim and Wendy Kirkpatrick facilitate the sharing of practical ideas to maximize training value with minimal investment.

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In today’s resource-strapped business world, there exists greater pressure than ever to demonstrate the value of training to the organization.

In Part 2 of this two-part webinar, Wendy Kirkpatrick shares four practical ways to implement a “real” training evaluation strategy, even with limited resources.

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