Kirkpatrick Express Evaluation Toolkit
Training professionals don't always see immediate results from their work, but solid evaluation techniques can yield valuable information for you (and your boss) about how well your trainees are learning, whether they're applying that knowledge in the workplace, and how your training affects the company's people, products, processes and profits. You don't need a degree in statistics to evaluate, understand, and learn from the outcomes of your training sessions.
Designed by evaluation expert Donald Kirkpatrick, the Kirkpatrick Express Evaluation Toolkit gives you the resources you need to start evaluating training outcomes, be able to analyze and communicate your results, and make those results work for you.
How It Works
- Reaction: How individual trainees react to the learning immediately after completing it. Did they enjoy your training session? Did they find it useful?
- Learning: How much did trainees learn? Have they retained the key points addressed in the material?
- Behavior: How did your trainees change their behavior to implement what they learned? What challenges did they face? Was what they learned useful to them back in the real world?
- Results: What were the results for your organization? What was the cost-benefit ratio? This level addresses five areas: people, products, processes, profits, and overall impact.
What to Order
Order one toolkit per leader.Donald Kirkpatrick, Ph.D., is professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin and the creator of the "Four Levels" for evaluating training programs. He is the author of numerous books including "Evaluating Training Programs: The Four Levels," "Transferring Learning to Behavior: Using the Four Levels to Improve Performance," "Implementing the Four Levels," and "Managing Change Effectively," and he has traveled the world as a management training consultant for Fortune 500 companies.
Travis L. Russ, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of communication in the School of Business Administration at Fordham University. His research explores the intersections between organizational communication, learning, and change. He also offers consulting services to companies and educational organizations on learning evaluation, business communication, organizational change, and diversity.