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Training Design

Namiko Tsuruta shares her experience of the Accelerated Learning Certificate in Virtual Training

INTERVIEW: NAMIKO TSURUTA SHARES HER EXPERIENCE OF THE ACCELERATED LEARNING CERTIFICATE IN VIRTUAL TRAINING Namiko is the Program Director of Global Language Institute, an English consulting company, and the Creative Director at thetoykyolife.jp which focuses on helping foreign residents acclimatise in Japan. Namiko, a foreign language educator, attended the Accelerated Learning Certificate in Virtual Training at the start of the…
natasha
January 25, 2023
Training Evaluation

Tanny Ng shares her experience on the Kirkpatrick Programs

INTERVIEW: TANNY NG SHARES HER EXPERIENCE ON THE KIRKPATRICK PROGRAMS Tanny Ng recently completed her Kirkpatrick 4 Levels - Gold Level certification and generously offered to share her insights with us on the Kirkpatrick Model and how taking these programs have changed the way she designs and runs training programs. Tanny is the Director at the Centre for Home Team Skills…
natasha
January 4, 2023
Training Evaluation

Unpacking the New World Kirkpatrick Model #9 – A Summary Article

There’s so much more to the New World Kirkpatrick Model than evaluation. Evaluation is a critical element, the ability to demonstrate how our learning programs contribute to an organisations performance and results, however, to get to the evaluation part we must first create the value.A SUMMARY In unpacking the New World Model I tend to see three distinct phases. The…
natasha
October 28, 2022
Training Evaluation

Unpacking the New World Kirkpatrick Model #3 – Creating a package of support and accountability

We all know that once you’ve trained people and they’ve gained some great knowledge and some useful skills that they will automatically apply these when they get back to the job, right?Well of course not, we’ve probably experienced this ourselves where we may have had really good intentions to do something differently and when we get back to work, for…
natasha
October 24, 2022
Training Evaluation

Unpacking the New World Kirkpatrick Model # 2 – Carrying Out a Performance Needs Analysis and Identifying Critical Behaviours

Probably the most important part of the New World Kirkpatrick Model is level 3 behaviour.In the model itself you will see Behaviour looking like a bullseye right in the middle of the model. Why is this so important? Well, if we correctly identify the behaviours that we want to enhance and get these going consistently well on the job, then…
natasha
October 24, 2022
Training Evaluation

Unpacking the New World Kirkpatrick Model # 1 – Carrying Out a Business Needs Analysis

Although the Kirkpatrick Model is known as a training evaluation model, I believe it is far more than this, and is In fact closer to a full project and change management model. Therefore, I’m not going to start with discussing evaluation but align more to the Kirkpatrick Foundational Principles and start at principle one which is the end is the beginning and…
natasha
October 24, 2022
Training Design

Some Common Traps Us L&D Folks Fall Into

Have you ever watched a movie or animation in trepidation, as a character unknowingly heads towards a hole in the ground they can’t see? As the viewer, you can see the hole but there’s no way to warn the character of the impeding danger. We’ve all been that character that’s fallen into a metaphorical hole or two, and we’ve all…
natasha
September 14, 2022

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