Real World Tactics for Creating and Demonstrating Training Value in Government

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST  
Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Wendy Kirkpatrick, Kirkpatrick Partners; Jim Kirkpatrick, Kirkpatrick Partners; Robert Havlicek, Educator, Army; Charles Wilhelm, Training Specialist, Army; and ---anonymized--- ---anonymized---, ---anonymized---, ---anonymized---

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In today's resource-strapped government, there exists greater pressure than ever to demonstrate the value of training. Training evaluation does not need to be complex or expensive to be effective; it needs to be strategically focused on organizational goals.

Learn directly from the creator of the New World Kirkpatrick Model and subject matter expert for the OPM Training Evaluation Field Guide the correct way to implement the four levels to ensure that you are maximizing and demonstrating the organizational value of your training. Three key ideas will be shared for shifting emphasis from Levels 1 and 2 to Levels 3 and 4, including action points you can implement immediately in your own work. Government and military examples will punctuate main ideas.


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Wendy Kirkpatrick
Wendy Kirkpatrick

Kirkpatrick Partners

Wendy Kirkpatrick is the founder of Kirkpatrick Partners, a company dedicated to helping organizations become more effective through business partnership. She applies her skills as a certified instructional designer and expert presenter and facilitator to lead companies to measurable success.

Wendy's results-oriented approach stems from her two decades of business and training experience. She has held positions in merchandising, direct importing, and product development and training.

Wendy and her husband, Jim, have written three books: Kirkpatrick Then and Now, Training on Trial and Bringing Business Partnership to Life.

Wendy is a national American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) member. She served on the ASTD 2009 and 2010 International Conference and Expo Program Advisory Committee. Wendy regularly speaks at events, including the ASTD International Conference and Expo. She is a recipient of the 2013 Emerging Training Leaders Award from Training Magazine.

Jim Kirkpatrick
Jim Kirkpatrick

Kirkpatrick Partners

Dr. 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, Ingersoll Rand, Honda, the Royal Air Force and GE Healthcare.

Jim is a masterful facilitator and conducts workshops on the Kirkpatrick Model, business partnership and his newest topic, Training on Trial. He also delivers keynote presentations around the world.

Since 1995, Jim has developed and managed a career development center, worked on senior strategic planning teams, consulted with organizations all across the world on topics such as evaluation, team building, coaching and leadership, and conducted executive coaching.

Jim has co-written three books with his father, Don Kirkpatrick, the creator of the Kirkpatrick Model. He also has written three new books with his wife, Wendy: Kirkpatrick Then and Now (2009 Kirkpatrick Publishing), Training on Trial (2010 AMACOM Books) and Bringing Business Partnership to Life: The Story of the Brunei Window Washer (2012 Kirkpatrick Publishing).

Robert Havlicek
Robert Havlicek

Educator, Army

Robert Havlicek has over 41 years of government service.  He left the Army after 12 years to become an employee of the Department of Army as an instructor at Ft. Knox, Kentucky.  At present time, he serves as an authoritative consultant and primary educator in the area of quality assurance/evaluation and education methodology for the Engineer proponent schools and their functional areas.

Robert obtained his Master of Arts in Human Resource Education from the University of Louisville, Kentucky.
In the past, Robert has trained U.S. Army and foreign military students.  He has analyzed, designed, and developed training materials.  He also conducted research, statistical analysis, and utilized evaluation measurements and software instruments to predict effectiveness/efficiency of training implementation, and relevance of training/products to the operational environment.

Charles Wilhelm
Charles Wilhelm

Training Specialist, Army

Charles Wilhelm has over 30 year’s government service.  He retired from the U.S. Army in 2004 with 22 years of service.  Shortly after retirement, Charles joined the Department of the Army civilian team in different capacity as a Training Specialist for the Engineer Quality Assurance Office where he conducts evaluations of the Active, Guard and Reserve Component training institutions.

Charles obtained his Bachelors and Masters in education from Drury University after his retirement from the Army to further his education experiences.  Charles also has two associate’s degrees and numerous certifications that are related to curriculum development and implementation for the Army.

Charles has served in numerous leadership and management positions that provided oversight and implementation of Army training programs throughout his government service.  Charles has trained Officers and enlisted personnel in engineer doctrine, and prepared Soldiers for combat operations in Iraq and other theaters of operation. Charles has also received numerous awards and decorations throughout his time to include the esteem De Fleury medal from the Engineer Regiment. 

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Mr. Putnam began his government career with the Immigration and Naturalization Service as an Immigration Inspector in Nogales, Arizona, in 1992. Since then he has been posted with Immigration and Customs Enforcement or it's predecessor (INS) in New York, the Chicago Field Office, and at the ICE Academies in Glynco and Charleston. He has held the positions of Deportation Officer, Supervisory Deportation Officer, Course Developer/Instructor, and various management positions within the ICE Academy.

As the Chief for the ERO Training Division of the ICE Academy, Mr. Putnam manages 57 staff, 8 training programs, and a budget in excess of 3m. Mr. Putnam assisted with the creation of the Charleston ICE Academy and has overseen the FLETA accreditation of the ICE D Field Operations Training Program, the first blended program to obtain that designation.

Mr. Putnam is a resident of Mount Pleasant, SC., but his heart remains in the rolling hills of NorthWest Missouri. He has been married for 21 years and has three children. He is a graduate of Northern Arizona University and holds a Masters in Adult Education from the University of Georgia.