Don’t Drink the Learning Evaluation Kool-Aid!

Learning practitioners are taught early, or should I dare say brainwashed, to believe the ‘essential’ four levels of evaluation. Many of us refer to these levels as the Kirkpatrick’s Evaluation Model and it has been a cornerstone in every learning event and also a foundation for many evaluation models that followed. But let’s be honest,... Continue Reading →

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Giving Thanks for Turkey Stuffing & Lifelong Learning

People often say to us, “Wow, you're lucky! You have everything you wished for.” We politely respond with a 'thank you'...but what we really want to say is that both 'luck' and 'wishes' had nothing to do with it. With (US) Thanksgiving only a few days away, we do believe that this is a good... Continue Reading →

Return on Expectations: 7 Critical Flaws that Undermine Training Effectiveness

(This article is originally published by TrainingIndustry.com June 13, 2012 http://bit.ly/KuJe7N) So, here we go again with another problematic methodology called “return on expectations” (ROE). Just when training professionals are in damage control with the disappointment of “training ROI,” out of the woodwork, comes another “quick-fix” and repackaged methodology trying to demonstrate training impact on... Continue Reading →

Post-Conference Meltdown…Why Training Professionals Don’t Apply What They Learn?

Ajay M. Pangarkar and Teresa Kirkwood So...it's been just over one week since the "mother" of all workplace learning conferences took place. The ASTD International Conference and Expo (or as the regulars know it, ICE) is the leading and largest conference in the training space. This is not to take away the great efforts placed... Continue Reading →

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