Donald and Jim Kirkpatrick on the Four Levels of Effective Training

    Jan 24, 2019

    Imagine a world in which the excess energy from one business would be used to power another. A world in which environmentally sound products and processes would be more cost-effective than wasteful ones. A world in which corporations forming partnerships with environmental and social justice organizations to ensure better stewardship of the earth and development of societies all over the world. Now, stop imagining – that world is already emerging. As Peter Senge and his co-authors reveal in The Necessary Revolution, companies around the world are boldly leading the change from dead-end “business as usual” tactics to transformative strategies that are essential for creating a flourishing, sustainable world. Peter Senge is senior lecturer at MIT and the founding chair of the Society for Organizational Learning. He was named as one of the 24 people who had “the greatest influence on business strategy over the last 100 years” by the Journal of Business Strategy. Senge is an author or co-author of several bestselling books, including The Fifth Discipline, Schools That Learn, and Presence. BRYAN SMITH, coauthor with Senge of The Dance of Change and two other Fifth Discipline fieldbooks, is a member of the faculty at York University’s Sustainable Enterprise Academy, and president of Broad Reach Innovations, Inc.. For additional training on this topic, consider these AMA seminars: * AMA’s Green Leadership: Implementing Sustainability Strategies To learn more, read these AMACOM Books: * The Sustainable Enterprise Fieldbook by Jeana Wirtenberg * Investing in a Sustainable World by Matthew J. KiernanThe Kirkpatrick four-level evaluation model focuses on four key areas: reaction, learning, behavior and results - with each successive level representing a more precise measure of the effectiveness of a training program. Listen to the Kirkpatricks as...The Kirkpatrick four-level evaluation model focuses on four key areas: reaction, learning, behavior and results - with each successive level representing a more precise measure of the effectiveness of a training program. Listen to the Kirkpatricks as they walk through each step of the model and describe its practical application to the business environment. As Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin, Donald L. Kirkpatrick, Ph.D., is a former national president of the American Society for Training and Development and regularly conducts evaluation workshops for ASTD and other organizations in both the private and public sectors. He has consulted on management training and development to a wide range of companies including Blockbuster, Caterpillar, Coca-Cola, Eastman Kodak, GE, Honeywell, IBM, Johnson Wax, Kemper Insurance, the Mayo Foundation, and the U.S. Civil Service Commission. His books include Evaluating Training Programs: The Four Levels and Implementing the Four Levels: A Practical Guide for Effective Evaluation of Training Programs. He was elected to the HRD Hall of Fame in 1997. James D. Kirkpatrick, Ph.D., is a vice president, for First Indiana Bank in Indianapolis Indiana. He is also director of the corporate university. He is an adjunct professor in the MBA program at the Indiana School of Technology, member of cofounder of the downtown Indianapolis Organizational Development Network, and is on the Board of Directors for the American Red Cross. He has written a number of books, including Transferring Learning to Behavior: Using the Four Levels to Improve Performance and Implementing the Four Levels: A Practical Guide for Effective Evaluation of Training Programs.AMA_Edgewise_0829.mp3