February 2015
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The Four Levels of Evaluation, Updated

Monday, February 9, 2015

Successful training professionals would be wise to reconsider how they plan, implement, and evaluate their training programs. Rather than evaluating your training event beginning with Level 1 (reaction) of the tried-and-true four levels of evaluation, begin with Level 4 (results).

In the February 2015 issue of TD at Work, Jim and Wendy Kirkpatrick suggest that you "Set yourself apart from and ahead of the crowd by using the four levels upside down—start every project by first consider


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