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Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Are you stuck when it comes to creating and demonstrating the value of your training programs? Here are three ideas to free yourself. Donald L. Kirkpatrick said it best, "Trainers must...
Courses
Build the skills needed to develop and deliver effective return on investment (ROI) evaluations for learning and performance, organizational development, human resources, technology, change...
ATD Links
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Gathering data and conducting an analysis provides information. But for that information to be useful it must be used for a purpose:  As you can see, there are many purposes of evalu­ation,...
Books
Saturday, October 1, 2016
A timely update to a timeless model. Don Kirkpatrick's groundbreaking Four Levels of Training Evaluation is the most widely used training evaluation model in the world. Ask any group of...
Insights
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Required drivers of the New World Kirkpatrick Model are defined as processes and systems that reinforce, monitor, encourage, and reward performance of critical behaviors on the job. Let’s...
Books
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
A follow-on to ASTD's best-selling ASTD Handbook for Workplace Learning Professionals, the ASTD Handbook of Measuring and Evaluating Training includes more than 20 chapters written by...
Insights
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Learning professionals are constantly having to validate their department’s worthiness. When business is booming and profitable, life is great. Management professes their devotion to their...
Research Reports
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
The Association for Talent Development (ATD) surveyed 199 talent development professionals with knowledge of their organization’s learning evaluation efforts. Of those, only 44 percent...
TD Magazine
Friday, January 8, 2016
As trainers, our heads are constantly turned by new technology and progressive ideas. But we shouldn't disregard "old-fashioned" training methods. If you can dream it, chances are you can...
Insights
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
ATD wants to learn how your organization evaluates training. What’s more, we want to learn whether these evaluation efforts are helping drive learning and business results.  Your input will...
Insights
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Learning is an investment. And like any investment, it’s crucial to measure outcomes. But because learning is often intangible and individual, measurement is complicated. It’s not like...
Insights
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Organizations in the United States alone spend more than 150 billion dollars on training and employee development every year. With that amount of investment, coupled with the unflinching...
Insights
Thursday, February 19, 2015
You’ve got numbers from your training. Now what? If you find that your data are unclear, or don’t seem to guide your next steps, you’re not alone. Let’s take care of that. Preparation...
Insights
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
In tough economic times, training budgets are one of the first items to be reduced or cut altogether. Because of that, training must constantly reinvent itself and transcend the classroom...
TD at Work
Sunday, February 1, 2015
Savvy business professionals and enlightened organizations know that training has no value unless what is learned gets applied on the job, and the subsequent on-the-job performance...
Insights
Thursday, January 15, 2015
One of the most common issues to surface during project management and leadership experiences is that others just aren't accountable. However, we’re each convinced that WE are always...
Insights
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Learning and development professionals nearly constantly face the threat of their training budgets being cut. To counter those threats, it is imperative that trainers prove their worth and...
Insights
Thursday, January 23, 2014
I recently read an article extolling Nelson Mandela’s accomplishments during his life. A quote by Ineke van Kessel really caught my attention: “I think he managed to jump over his own...
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