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Meet the creator of the four-level Kirkpatrick evaluation model- Dr. Jim Kirkpatrick

Jim Kirkpatrick

Dr. Jim Kirkpatrick

Jim Kirkpatrick, PhD, is the Senior Consultant for Kirkpatrick Partners, LLC, a company formed with his father Don Kirkpatrick and his wife Wendy.

He presents workshops for and provides consulting to Fortune 500 companies around the world, primarily in the field of four level evaluation and the Kirkpatrick Business Partnership model. Some of Jim’s recent clients include Harley-Davidson, Booz Allen Hamilton, PepsiCo, L’Oreal, Clarian Health, Ingersoll Rand, Honda Manufacturing, the Royal Air Force, and GE Healthcare.

Jim’s major areas of expertise are implementing the four levels of evaluation, transferring learning to behavior, the business partnership model, and executing strategy.

Prior to joining Kirkpatrick Partners in 2009, Jim was Vice President for Global Consulting and Training for SMR USA, and the director of the corporate university at First Indiana Bank. Since 1995, Jim has developed and managed a career development center, worked on senior strategic planning teams, and consulted with organizations all across the world in topics of evaluation, team building, coaching, and leadership, and conducted executive coaching.

Jim has co-written 3 books with his father, Don Kirkpatrick, the developer of the four levels. He also has two cutting edge new books that he co-authored with his wife Wendy, Kirkpatrick Then and Now (2009) and Training on Trial, co-authored with his wife, Wendy, that is due to be released in February, 2010 by AMACOM.

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