Kirkpatrick Evaluation Proves Training Value

Posted by Kyran Newell on 10/08/2017 12:26pm

Since 2012 ODI has deployed Kirkpatrick Four Levels (R) in the design and evaluation of each programme it has delivered. Information about each of the four levels – L1 Reaction, L2 Learning, L3 Behaviour and L4 Results - has been collected in a consistent way across each programme; providing a...

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Where is Leadership Going?

Posted by Kyran and Nicky on 10/02/2016 10:21am

The art and science of leadership has been on the organisational agenda for almost 40 years now. Back then leadership started to reveal itself as something important and something different from management, which had been the dominant player in organisations since the Industrial Revolution. Today, leadership stands as the pre-eminent...

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It’s all about Sticky Learning – isn’t it?

Posted by Kyran on 15/10/2015 3:55am

Sticky learning is a new buzzword in the training lexicon. It is turning up quite a bit in tender documents and elsewhere. Google searches pull up many pages indexed to that term. One entrepreneurial training provider even claims trademark registration for it – so others might need to be a...

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Leadership Training that Really Works

Posted by Kyran on 08/12/2014 2:08am

At ODI we’ve been concerned for some time about the effectiveness of New Zealand organisational leadership and we are not alone in that thought. We are also conscious of the variable quality of the response to that by the learning and development community. At its simplest, sound organisational leadership is about...

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How Healthy is Your Learn >> Change >> Improve Results Value Chain?

Posted by Kyran on 13/08/2014 10:25am

All organisations have a reason for being. Smart organisations are clear about what that purpose is and have strategies in place to achieve it, and measures in place to tell how well they are doing. Some organisations engage in *Organisational Development* (OD) – aligning all of the elements of the organisational...

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The PEAR Approach to Training

Posted by Nicky on 22/07/2014 8:54am

We've known for a long time that simply attending a training course is not enough to make a difference at work. Participants need to start the learning cycle before attending a workshop, and they also need to be supported after a workshop to apply what they've learned. We know that if...

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Is Your Nest Broken?

Posted by Kyran on 17/04/2014 12:00pm

As we work more closely with our clients we are learning just how fragile many workplace climates are when it comes to the application of new skills and behaviours at work. And our Kirkpatrick evaluations tell us that if the nest is not ready the fledgling will not thrive. Let me...

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Gay Pavelka

Posted by Nicky on 28/03/2014 12:41pm

Gay Pavelka new1 Gay Pavelka is one of the very special presenters we've worked closely with over the last four years. Gay’s specialist background in mediation has provided her with unique insights into approaches and methods that lead to resolution. These skills have been honed through her consultancy, training and mediation...

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Short Course Changes

Posted by Kyran on 03/03/2014 11:11am

As many of you will know, we've made a number of changes to our Short Courses over the last year or two. We've been responding to new needs by offering new (and shorter) workshops and responding to evidence that Short Course participants who are not supported after a workshop are...

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Achieving Desired Business Outcomes

Posted by Nicky on 22/01/2014 11:10am

How do you achieve desired business outcomes from training? This is a central question for any organisation and the answer lies in analysis, planning and design of learning solutions in conjunction with an experienced learning and development specialist. At one end of the spectrum, you can simpply send individuals to ad...

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It's all about Culture and Climate

Posted by Kyran on 06/11/2013 12:52pm

The holiday period has given me the chance to review all of our ODI training deliveries over 2013, and it has been quite a ‘special’ review because for the first time we have real evidence from our participants’ workplaces about the changes made there as a result of our work. This...

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How you can Fix your Application Bridge

Posted by Kyran on 05/11/2013 1:02am

Our Kirkpatrick tools and methods, and I think common sense also, tell us that if organisational training and development do not result in new skills or behaviours applied at work they are simply waste. In my many engagements with organisation clients and learners I have never been offered a counter-argument...

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How our Kirkpatrick Certification can Help You

Posted by Kyran on 24/09/2013 3:51am

Training is big business. It costs money and time, both of which are covered mostly by the employer, and only sometimes by the employee. Some organisations spend as much as 2% of their annual payroll on training; that is the equivalent of an extra week's pay for everyone. Participating in training...

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On Leadership

Posted by Kyran on 20/06/2013 12:00pm

I see many organisations that invest in leadership training for senior and middle roles, but not for managers and supervisers closer to the coal face – why is this? I think it is because of a fundamental misunderstanding about the nature of leadership and its pivotal role in organisational performance. Leadership is...

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