We are HUGE fans of the Kirkpatrick Model here at Sage Media. When we are brought onto any project the first element we want to discuss is Level 3 & 4 expectations designing training with the end in mind so that we can work backwards from the goal.
Wendy Kirkpatrick, President of Kirkpatrick Partners, breaks down this process in a way that is extremely easy to understand. To gain a better understanding of how to implement this process in your own training, I highly recommend her and Jim Kirkpatrick’s book “Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Training Evaluation.”
Training evaluation: simple to learn, a lifetime to master.