How Has the Kirkpatrick Model Influenced Your Career?
May is Military Appreciation Month. We do a lot of work with the military, and some of our Certified Facilitators are military veterans.
Chuck Udell, a Kirkpatrick Certified Facilitator, describes below how the Kirkpatrick Model has influenced his career.
I am a veteran, having served many years ago as an Air Force weapons officer from 1971 to 1975. I was stationed in England and Thailand.
The Kirkpatrick Model has influenced my career tremendously. I first earned my bronze certification, which was quickly followed by silver and gold certification. I am now a Certified Facilitator.
Using the New World Kirkpatrick Model has enabled me to provide sustainable training to my clients. I insist that an evaluation plan first must be approved by management, which ensures agreement on the desired result, leading indicators, critical behaviors, and required driver package. Then, my post-training session clients are coached on how to implement their driver package.
The Kirkpatrick Model has also enabled me to understand why an engagement I had before I learned the Kirkpatrick process was not successful.
I have used the model while co-facilitating programs with our government and military. It has been an honor to work with the Kirkpatrick Model, so I can better train our armed forces.