If you are a training and development professional and also like to collect memorabilia, there may be an offer out there too good to pass up.
Training Evaluation guru Donald Kirkpatrick, creator of the Four Levels of Evaluation, recently retired. (Click here for a report on his retirement party).
Kirkpatrick has had a major impact of training and development, and especially on the measurement of training success. When a training leader says, “We’re doing a Level Three,” it is automatically assumed that the subject being discussed is Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Evaluation.
The Four Levels of Evaluation include the following:
- Level One, Reaction – Did the participants enjoy the training?
- Level Two, Learning – Did the participants learn during the training?
- Level Three, Behavior – Did the participants apply what they learned during the training?
- Level Four, Results – Did the organization experience positive changes as a result of the training?
During his professional career, he has delivered thousands of presentations on his Four Levels, most using the same set of overhead slides. Kirkpatrick has now offered those slides, individually, for sale.
Much as is the case with a classic Disney animation cells autographed by the artists, many of which this Examiner saw during his extensive training Disney career, these overhead slides will be autographed by Kirkpatrick.
It’s an intriguing idea and a unique way to own a piece of training and development history. Kirkpatrick will take offers for individual slides directly at his email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Even if you are not interested in obtaining this unique piece of evaluation history, send Kirkpatrick an email to let him know how much his work has helped all of us deliver better training for our participants and our organizations.