This article gives you an in-depth look at the Kirkpatrick Model - which was developed by Donald Kirkpatrick in 1955 for his Ph.D. dissertation. It is one of the most commonly used methods to evaluate the effectiveness of learning solutions. And yet, despite being very common, it's also very easy to misuse. The model is composed of four levels: reaction, learning, behavior and results.

In concert with applying the whole-brain approach, integrating Kirkpatrick Level Evaluations into your training is beneficial for tracking the learner’s progress throughout the program to ensure comprehension of the topics discussed. These evaluations will determine if the training and/or delivery method is working and if not will give you the flexibility to pivot and provide more or less content on a specific area.