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Thrive or Struggle

In this 30 minute video, Thrive or Struggle, Jim Kirkpatrick and Wendy Kaiser Kirkpatrick, combine the Kirkpatrick Foundational Principles with the New World Kirkpatrick Model. You will learn how to retool your training and evaluation strategy for success.........

 

 

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Kirkpatrick Foundational Principles - A summary

The Kirkpatrick Foundational Principles are the key beliefs underpinning Kirkpatrick training evaluation.

Kirkpatrick Principle 5. A compelling chain of evidence demonstrates your bottom-line value

Principle 5. A compelling chain of evidence demonstrates your bottom-line value. At the end of the day, it is incredibly important that we are able to evaluate and demonstrate the effectiveness of our learning package to change behaviours and create business results.

Kirkpatrick Principle 4. Value must be created before it can be demonstrated

Kirkpatrick Principle 4. Value must be created before it can be demonstrated. Well, what is this one all about? This principle aligns with research that tells us that most of our learning effort is wasted when people get back to the workplace.

Kirkpatrick Principle 3. Business partnership is necessary to bring about positive ROE

Kikrpatrick Principle 3. Business partnership is necessary to bring about positive ROE. A bit cliched but oh how true this is, we need to build partnerships within our organisations. However L&D does not control the performance of people on the job so how can we be expected to deliver results?

Kirkpatrick Principle 2. Return on expectations (ROE) is the ultimate indicator of value

Kirkpatrick Principle 2. Return on expectations (ROE) is the ultimate indicator of value. No, it’s not ROI, it’s ROE! Unlike ROI, which looks to isolate the value of training, ROE looks to create and deliver the value element that stakeholders are really interested in.

Kirkpatrick Principle 1. The end is the beginning

Kirkpatrick Principle 1. The end is the beginning. The New World Kirkpatrick Model presents four levels of evaluation, Results (level 4), Behaviour (Level 3), Learning (Level 2) and Reaction (Level 1). However, the way we view these has to change.

Don't Deliver Training, Deliver Solutions That Drive Towards Business Success

We were recently asked to deliver some Supervisor Leadership training for a large organisation. Easy to say yes to this but there’s a significant risk of just providing training? Do we really know what the issues are and why the key stakeholders believe training will fix them?

Overcoming the Challenges in Designing Training

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?

Thrive or Struggle

May 03, 2021

In this 30 minute video, Thrive or Struggle, Jim Kirkpatrick and Wendy Kaiser Kirkpatrick, combine t

Overcoming the Challenges in Designing Training

May 07, 2020

I remember clearly leaving a training programme a few years ago thinking how much I had enjoyed the

Kirkpatrick Principle 5. A compelling chain of evidence demonstrates your bottom-line value

April 10, 2021

Principle 5. A compelling chain of evidence demonstrates your bottom-line value. At the end of the d

Kirkpatrick Principle 4. Value must be created before it can be demonstrated

April 10, 2021

Kirkpatrick Principle 4. Value must be created before it can be demonstrated. Well, what is this one