You Can’t Beat ‘Em, So Join ‘Em –Training’s Role in Informal Learning


Jim 80x100
Senior Consultant, Kirkpatrick Partners
Wendy 2014
President, Kirkpatrick Partners
Webinar Recording Details
  • Date and Time
    Fri, May 01, 2020 at 9AM Pacific / 12PM Eastern
  • Duration
    1 Hour
  • Cost
    $0 (Free)
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Let's face it: many of us obtain the knowledge and data we require to complete our work by using the internet. This informal learning trend is unlikely to change soon, so training professionals need to find a way to address it. Some are threatened by this reality; others have been tasked with quantifying and evaluating it.
This webinar will explain why informal learning is actually an opportunity for you to expand your influence as a learning and performance consultant, and deliver increased value to your organization. You will learn where to invest your time and resources to create the greatest training impact. You will hear how you can evaluate and report the impact of both formal and informal learning.
You will come away inspired to design and manage integrated learning and performance plans that will position you as an indispensable team member in the eyes of stakeholders.

By participating in this session, you will:
  • Obtain tactics to integrate informal learning into an overall learning and performance plan
  • Learn how to increase your organizational value by expanding your influence as a facilitator and communicator
  • Understand what is at risk if you focus only on formal training

About Jim Kirkpatrick, Ph.D.

Dr. Jim Kirkpatrick is the Senior Consultant for Kirkpatrick Partners. He is a thought leader in training evaluation and the creator of the New World Kirkpatrick Model. Using his 15 years of corporate experience, Jim trains and consults for organizations around the world. He is passionate about assisting learning professionals in redefining themselves as strategic business partners.

Jim delivers keynote addresses and conducts workshops on topics including maximizing business results, creating powerful training and evaluation strategies, and building and leveraging business partnerships.

Jim has co-written three books with his father, Don Kirkpatrick, the creator of the Kirkpatrick Model. He has also written four books with Wendy Kirkpatrick, including: Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Training Evaluation and Training on Trial. Jim and Wendy also served as the subject matter experts for the United States Office of Personnel Management’s Training Evaluation Field Guide.

Read more about Kirkpatrick Partners at


About Wendy Kirkpatrick

Wendy Kirkpatrick is the President and Founder of Kirkpatrick Partners. As a global driving force of the use and implementation of the Kirkpatrick Model, Wendy leads companies to measurable success through training and evaluation.

Wendy’s results orientation stems from over two decades of business experience in retailing, marketing and training. She has held positions as a buyer, product manager, process manager and training manager, which leveraged her ability to organize multifaceted projects and yield rapid results.

Wendy has co-authored four books with Jim Kirkpatrick, including Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Training Evaluation. They also served as the subject matter experts for the United States Office of Personnel Management’s Training Evaluation Field Guide.

Wendy is a recipient of the 2013 Emerging Training Leaders Award from Training Magazine.

Read more about Kirkpatrick Partners at


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