The Four Levels of Evaluation: An Update

  • 24m
  • Jim Kirkpatrick, Wendy Kirkpatrick
  • Association for Talent Development
  • 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 contributes to key organizational outcomes. This issue of TD at Work will help you create an effective training evaluation plan for any program so that you can show the organizational value of your work. At the same time, an effective plan will ensure that your valuable, limited resources are dedicated to the programs that will create the most impact.

Specifically, this issue of TD at Work will answer the questions:

  • Why evaluate?
  • What is new about the Four Levels of Evaluation?
  • How can I prove my value as a trainer?
  • How can I share my story of value?

About the Authors

Jim and Wendy Kirkpatrick own and operate Kirkpatrick Partners, the one and only Kirkpatrick company. They are proud to carry on the work of the late Dr. Don Kirkpatrick, who created the Kirkpatrick Model more than 55 years ago. Together they created the New World Kirkpatrick Model to illustrate how the four levels are as relevant and practical as ever. Jim and Wendy have written three books, including Training on Trial, and served as the subject matter experts for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management s Training Evaluation Field Guide.

In this Book

  • The Four Levels of Evaluation—An Update
  • Why Evaluate?
  • The Four Levels—Updated For the New World
  • A Purposeful Approach to Training Evaluation
  • How to Analyze Evaluation Data
  • How to Share Your Story of Value
  • A Call to Action
  • References & Resources
  • Quiz
  • Quiz Answer Key
  • Post-Program Hybrid Evaluation Form Example


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