Implementing the Four Levels

A Practical Guide for Effective Evaluation of Training Programs

Donald L. Kirkpatrick (Author) | James D. Kirkpatrick (Author)

Publication date: 10/01/2007

Implementing the Four Levels

The founder of the Four Levels training program offers a practical guide for putting the Kirkpatrick model into practice...

Don Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels model has long been the industry standard for determining the effectiveness of any training initiative. The Four Levels have been adopted by scores of businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies.

Now, in Implementing the Four Levels, Don and Jim Kirkpatrick draw on their decades of collective expertise to offer practical, time-tested advice for putting the Kirkpatrick model into practice. Designed as a companion volume to Evaluating Training Programs: The Four Levels, this new book is a concise, hands-on guide to each step of the process. It begins with a comprehensive list of the ten requirements for an effective training program and shows how to ensure that managers at all levels take an active role in determining training needs and evaluating Levels 3 and 4, Behavior and Results. The book then details how to implement each of the four levels, drawing on the most relevant tools and case examples from Evaluating Training Programs and including illuminating commentary from Don and Jim Kirkpatrick. The book concludes with a chapter on how to make the most compelling presentation of your findings.

Implementing the Four Levels will undoubtedly prove to be a cherished and well used tool throughout the Learning and Develop­ment community…trainers, designers, training managers, and training executives will all benefit from its action-oriented design and approach to Don’s timeless measurement principles.”

—Jim Hashman, Division Director, Sales Learning and Development, Comcast University

 A hands-on companion to the Kirkpatricks’ classic book Evaluating Training Programs: The Four Levels

Includes updated case examples, tools, and advice for putting the Four Levels model into practice

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The founder of the Four Levels training program offers a practical guide for putting the Kirkpatrick model into practice...

Don Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels model has long been the industry standard for determining the effectiveness of any training initiative. The Four Levels have been adopted by scores of businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies.

Now, in Implementing the Four Levels, Don and Jim Kirkpatrick draw on their decades of collective expertise to offer practical, time-tested advice for putting the Kirkpatrick model into practice. Designed as a companion volume to Evaluating Training Programs: The Four Levels, this new book is a concise, hands-on guide to each step of the process. It begins with a comprehensive list of the ten requirements for an effective training program and shows how to ensure that managers at all levels take an active role in determining training needs and evaluating Levels 3 and 4, Behavior and Results. The book then details how to implement each of the four levels, drawing on the most relevant tools and case examples from Evaluating Training Programs and including illuminating commentary from Don and Jim Kirkpatrick. The book concludes with a chapter on how to make the most compelling presentation of your findings.

Implementing the Four Levels will undoubtedly prove to be a cherished and well used tool throughout the Learning and Develop­ment community…trainers, designers, training managers, and training executives will all benefit from its action-oriented design and approach to Don’s timeless measurement principles.”

—Jim Hashman, Division Director, Sales Learning and Development, Comcast University

 A hands-on companion to the Kirkpatricks’ classic book Evaluating Training Programs: The Four Levels

Includes updated case examples, tools, and advice for putting the Four Levels model into practice

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