Implementing the Four Levels: A Practical Guide for Effective Evaluation of Training Programsby Donald L. Kirkpatrick, James D. Kirkpatrick
In this indispensable companion to the classic book Evaluating Training Programs: The Four Levels, Donald and James Kirkpatrick draw on their decades of collective experience to offer practical guidance for putting any or all of the Four Levels into practice. In addition, they offer a comprehensive list of the ten requirements for an effective training program and show how to decide what to evaluate, how to get managers to support the evaluation process, and how to use the Four Levels to construct a compelling chain of evidence demonstrating the contribution of training to the bottom line.
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Donald L. Kirkpatrick is Professor Emeritus of the University of Wisconsin and is the author of six books. He is a past president of ASTD and is the recipient of its highest honor, the Lifetime Achievement in Workplace Learning and Performance Award. He is also a member of Training Magazine’s Hall of Fame.
James D. Kirkpatrick, PhD, is SMR-USA’s Vice President of Global Training and Consulting. He is the coauthor, with Donald L. Kirkpatrick, of the third edition of Evaluating Training Programs: The Four Levels and Transferring Learning to Behavior.
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This practical guide, a companion to Donald Kirkpatrick¿s Evaluating Training Programs: The Four Levels, provides a framework for putting his system into practice. The book assumes a prior knowledge of the four-level system, but demonstrates how to determine which programs to evaluate and at which level to pitch the evaluation, and how to gather the right evidence and present it in a compelling format. The authors provide many examples of every form they discuss in the book and emphasize the importance of following each level in sequence. The style of writing is rather repetitive and could have been better edited, but the advice is sound. We recommend this guide to all those involved in learning and development, such as trainers, training designers and managers.