FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
American Society for Training and Development -South Central Wisconsin Chapter
1 E. Main Street
Madison, WI 53703
Email: [email protected]
VP Professional Development
American Society for Training and Development – South Central Wisconsin Chapter (ASTD-SCWC) will host the legendary Dr. Donald Kirkpatrick for two featured programs in Madison, Wisconsin on April 5, 2006, Wednesday from 3:30pm to 8:30pm at the InnTowner, 2424 University Ave, Madison, WI.
These programs will benefit all professionals in the areas of: Human Resources, Training & Development, Performance Improvement, Organizational Development and Teaching/Education
The first program is titled “Evaluating Training Program: The Four Levels”. In this interactive workshop Dr. Kirkpatrick will discuss the ten requirements for an effective training program, three reasons for evaluating training, the four Levels of evaluation, as well as guidelines, forms and procedures for each level. In addition, he will answer the question: “Is ROI really Level 5?” This program will run from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
There will be a networking/vendor fair session from 5:30-7:00 to transition from the afternoon to the evening workshop were hor d’oeuvres will be served.
Those who are responsible for managing change will be interested in the second session titled “How To Manage Change”. This workshop will run from 7:00-8:30 .p.m. A quiz will challenge attendees’ knowledge and understanding of “how to manage change.” Dr. Kirkpatrick will give the “correct” answers and the rationale for them. Anyone who gets all questions correct will get an autographed book on “Managing Change Effectively.”
Donald Kirkpatrick has a BBA, MBA and a Ph.D. from the University Of Wisconsin. His dissertation was “Evaluating a Human Relations Training Program for Supervisors.” He is a Past President of ASTD-SCWC and a member of TRAINING magazine’s “HRD Hall Of Fame.” At the 2004 ASTD National Conference, Dr. Kirkpatrick was given the “Lifetime Achievement Award in Workplace Learning and Performance.” Only one award is given each year. The first recipient was Peter Drucker in 1998.
ASTD-SCWC is a not-for-profit organization with our national headquarters in Alexandria, VA. The purpose of this organization is to provide opportunities that advance the membership’s growth, competence and effectiveness in the fields of learning and workplace performance. The mission of SCWC-ASTD is to provide learning and networking opportunities that focus on individual and organizational performance improvements to learning professionals.
Registration for Dr. Kirkpatrick Featured Programs and fees are available on our website www.astdscwc.org. For more information contact our chapter administrator, Jami Hartwick at (608)212-2783.