Dr. Donald L. Kirkpatrick holds B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.
At the Management Institute of the University of Wisconsin, Don taught managers at all levels the principles and techniques of many subjects including Coaching, Communication, Managing Time, Managing Change, Team Building, and Leadership.
In industry, Don served as Training Director for International Minerals and Chemical Corp. where he developed a Performance Appraisal Program. Later he served as Human Resources Manager of Bendix Products Aerospace Division.
Don is a past national president of the American Society For Training and Development (ASTD) where he received the Gordon Bliss and "Lifetime Achievement in Workplace Learning and Performance" awards. He is a member of Training Magazine's Hall Of Fame. In 2007, he received the "Lifetime Achievement Award" from the Asia HRD Congress.
Don is the author of seven Management Inventories and seven books including the 3rd edition of Evaluating Training Programs: The Four Levels, which has become the basis for evaluation all over the world. His other books include: Implementing the Four Levels, Transferring Learning to Behavior, Developing Employees Through Appraisal and Coaching 2nd edition (2006); How To Plan and Conduct Productive Meetings (2006); and Managing Change Effectively (2002).
For more information about Don and his work, visit kirkpatrickpartners.com.