PSU hosts national training expert

Continuing Education’s Training & Development program recently sponsored an American Society of Training Development (ASTD) event that featured Don L. Kirkpatrick, PhD, expert and leader in assessing training. Dr. Kirkpatrick presented to over 130 members of the Portland workplace training community on “Evaluating Training Programs: The Four Levels.”

Dr. Kirkpatrick is a well-known industry consultant and speaker, professor emeritus of the University of Wisconsin, and past national president of ASTD. He has received the Lifetime Achievement in Workplace Learning and Performance Award and is a member of Training Magazine’s Hall Of Fame. In 2007, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Asia Human Resource Development Congress.

Dr. Kirkpatrick has authored seven management books, including the third edition of Evaluating Training Programs: The Four Levels, which has become the basis for training evaluation worldwide.

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