Award-winning authors and advisers Jim and Wendy Kirkpatrick honor Jim’s father, Don Kirkpatrick, whose work in the 1950s inspired a renowned method for training evaluation: the Kirkpatrick Four Levels. The authors address changes in workplace culture since the method’s inception, while explaining why the fundamentals – definitions of the levels and their application – remain the same. With examples and case studies, the authors emphasize the right way to utilize the model. They provide indispensable clarification for those already familiar with the method and the best place for beginners to start.
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Award-winning authors and advisers Jim and Wendy Kirkpatrick lead Kirkpatrick Partners, where they consult to large corporate, government and military clients.
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