Jim Kirkpatrick on Revamping Training to Increase its Business Impact

Training can’t be a rote process; for the most effective results, job training needs to be customized to each specific audience. Sometimes it even needs to start backwards, focusing on the result first and then moving back to the process. That way training becomes streamlined, more effective, and costs less. In his new book, Training On Trial: How Workplace Learning Must Reinvent Itself To Remain Relevant, Jim Kirkpatrick explains how to continue the training process, constantly adapting the business model.

Jim Kirkpatrick is a Senior Consultant for Kirkpatrick Partners. His major area of expertise is the Kirkpatrick Business Partnership Model. Jim consults for Fortune 500 companies around the world, including Harley Davidson, Booz Allen Hamilton, L’Oreal, Clarion, Ingersoll Rand and Honda. Jim consults for Fortune 500 companies around the world, including Harley Davidson, Booz-Allen Hamilton, L’Oreal, Ingersoll Rand, and Honda. He’s coauthor of “Evaluating Training Programs: The Four Levels” with his father, industry icon Dr. Donald Kirkpatrick. His latest book, written with his wife, Wendy Kaiser Kirkpatrick, is “Training On Trial: How Workplace Learning Must Reinvent Itself To Remain Relevant”.

For additional training on this topic, consider these AMA seminars:

*Instructional Design for Trainers
*How to Develop a Smarter Workforce
*Training the Trainer

To learn more, read these AMACOM Books:

*Training on Trial, by James D. Kirkpatrick, Ph.D., Wendy Kayser Kirkpatrick
*Facilitating Project Performance Improvement, by Jerry Julian
*Laugh and Learn, by Doni Tamblyn

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