Kirkpatrick’s Four-Level Training Evaluation Model- A Study

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An Introduction

When a trainer imparts knowledge to his or her subordinates, it is essential that he or she knows how effective that knowledge is. Spending money and time on useless training is makes no sense. In this article, we will discuss Kirkpatrick's Four-Level Training Evaluation Model which evaluates the quality of the training imparted and its effectiveness. This way, the article will help in understanding team development and team management.

Origin of Kirkpatrick's Four-Level Training Evaluation Model

In 1959, Donald Kirkpatrick, Professor Emeritus of University Of Wisconsin published the first edition of Four-Level Training Evaluation in the Journal of American Society of Training Directors. He was also the President of the American Society for Training and Development in 1975. In 1994, he published a book, "Evaluating Training Programs" and the articles were included in that book. Kirkpatrick's ideas on the four levels of training evaluation are a measuring standard across the world.

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