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Transferring Learning to Behavior: Using the Four Levels to Improve Performance

by Donald L. Kirkpatrick and James D. Kirkpatrick

PUBLISHED: 30th April 2005
ISBN: 9781576753255
ANNOTATION:
Since its creation in 1959, Donald Kirkpatrick's four-level model for evaluating training programs - reaction, learning, behavior, and results - has become the most widely used approach to training evaluation in the corporate, government, and academic worlds. However, trainers today are feeling increased pressure to prove whether instruction is worth its cost. And calculating and presenting results (Step 4) becomes tricky when, despite training, workers aren't fulfilling Step 3: applying what they've learned to their behavior. This book takes on this age-old challenge, first examining why learned concepts don't make it into practice, then offering solutions that will work in the real world. Coauthor James Kirkpatrick, a training practitioner, introduces five prerequisites that help an organization achieve ultimate training success. He includes practical examples (such as Toyota and Nextel) from his own work, plus 12 best-practice case studies.
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PUBLISHED: 30th April 2005
ISBN: 9781576753255
ANNOTATION:
Since its creation in 1959, Donald Kirkpatrick's four-level model for evaluating training programs - reaction, learning, behavior, and results - has become the most widely used approach to training evaluation in the corporate, government, and academic worlds. However, trainers today are feeling increased pressure to prove whether instruction is worth its cost. And calculating and presenting results (Step 4) becomes tricky when, despite training, workers aren't fulfilling Step 3: applying what they've learned to their behavior. This book takes on this age-old challenge, first examining why learned concepts don't make it into practice, then offering solutions that will work in the real world. Coauthor James Kirkpatrick, a training practitioner, introduces five prerequisites that help an organization achieve ultimate training success. He includes practical examples (such as Toyota and Nextel) from his own work, plus 12 best-practice case studies.

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Since its creation in 1959, Donald Kirkpatrick's four-level model for evaluating training programs - reaction, learning, behavior, and results - has become the most widely used approach to training evaluation in the corporate, government, and academic worlds. However, trainers today are feeling increased pressure to prove whether instruction is worth its cost. And calculating and presenting results (Step 4) becomes tricky when, despite training, workers aren't fulfilling Step 3: applying what they've learned to their behavior. This book takes on this age-old challenge, first examining why learned concepts don't make it into practice, then offering solutions that will work in the real world. Coauthor James Kirkpatrick, a training practitioner, introduces five prerequisites that help an organization achieve ultimate training success. He includes practical examples (such as Toyota and Nextel) from his own work, plus 12 best-practice case studies.

Publisher Description

Since its creation in 1959, Donald Kirkpatrick's four-level model for evaluating training programs - reaction, learning, behavior, and results - has become the most widely used approach to training evaluation in the corporate, government, and academic worlds. However, trainers today are feeling increased pressure to prove whether instruction is worth its cost. And calculating and presenting results (Step 4) becomes tricky when, despite training, workers aren't fulfilling Step 3: applying what they've learned to their behavior. This book takes on this age-old challenge, first examining why learned concepts don't make it into practice, then offering solutions that will work in the real world. Coauthor James Kirkpatrick, a training practitioner, introduces five prerequisites that help an organization achieve ultimate training success. He includes practical examples (such as Toyota and Nextel) from his own work, plus 12 best-practice case studies.

Author Biography

Kirkpatrick is Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin, where he taught at the Management Institute for 30 years.

Table of Contents

Preface Part I: The Four Levels' Biggest Challenge 1. The Four Levels in the 21st Century 2. The Challenge: Transferring Learning to Behavior Part II: Foundations for Success 3. Strategy and Leadership 4. Culture and Systems 5. Success at Levels 1 and 2 Part III: Solutions to the Challenge 6. Support 7. Accountability 8. The Glue to Hold It All Together Supportive Management Part IV: Best Practices Case Studies 9. Manufacturing Organizations 10. Service Organizations 11. Taking Action Index About the Authors

Product Details

Author
Donald L. Kirkpatrick, James D. Kirkpatrick
Short Title
TRANSFERRING LEARNING TO B
Pages
220
Publisher
Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Language
English
ISBN-10
1576753255
ISBN-13
9781576753255
Media
Book
Format
Hardcover
Year
2005
Publication Date
2005-04-30
Subtitle
Using the Four Levels to Improve Performance
Country of Publication
United States
Qualifications
Ph.D.
Series
Berrett-koehler
Residence
WI, US
Audience
General/Trade