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Monthly Program | Not Getting to Levels 3 & 4 is Like Kissing Frogs!

  • 21 Feb 2020
  • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Ivy Tech Culinary School, 2820 N. Meridian Street, 46208


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Not Getting to Levels 3 & 4 is Like Kissing Frogs!

by Linda Hainlen

Friday, February 21st, 2020

Many organizations fall short of getting the most from their project investment because their learning participants do not adequately utilize their new knowledge. In this fun interactive session, learn from a Kirkpatrick Partner’s certified facilitator how to ensure true learning outcomes are obtained for your organization. Pitfalls to avoid as well as tips for success will be presented. Don’t get stuck kissing frogs when learning participants fail to properly move from learning to performance. Instead, learn how to obtain the crown of true outcomes!

This interactive session is based on a case study from a project I completed at IU Health and how I reached outcomes using the Kirkpatrick Four Levels of Evaluation. My journey was not completely smooth. My training went great but performance did not happen automatically just because I provided stellar training. I had to utilize the principles in the Kirkpatrick Model to regroup and reach outcomes. A Disney Princess and the Frog theme will by utilized with this presentation to help drive home specific topics.

The Kirkpatrick 4 Levels truly changed the trajectory of my career. I learned that I was making measurement way too difficult and moved from an order taker in my organization to a business partner with a seat at the table.


  • Begin with the end in mind and align with desired project outcomes
  • Obtain measurable outcomes and get more from the training investment
  • Become an organization partner instead of an order taker

About Linda:

Linda Hainlen is the Director of Business Development at Sedona Learning Solutions, a Kirkpatrick Certified Facilitator, and an international author.  She served as Director of Learning Solutions for IU Health in Indianapolis, IN for 18 years.  Sedona Learning is the only US Kirkpatrick Partners affiliate.

Linda has over 25 years of proven experience as a training manager--including real world experience applying the Kirkpatrick principles. “Utilizing the Kirkpatrick Business Partnership Model truly transformed my results and elevated my division at IU Health to a strategic business partner in the organization.  I am passionate about working with other organizations to help them elevate their results through partnering and obtaining sustainable outcomes.” 

Linda is an engaging facilitator and presenter, who authentically and successfully connects with audiences by bringing concepts to life through sharing her own experiences from working in a highly regulated industry.  Her practical and genuine approach inspires participants not only in thinking but in applying their newfound knowledge and skills.

Under Linda’s leadership, her division at IU Health was awarded the highly prestigious ASTD Best award in 2011.  Linda has been published several times, including a white paper co-written with Jim Kirkpatrick on the topic of healthcare.  Her ATD Infoline on “Designing Informal Learning” made the top 50 best sellers and was translated into 83 languages. Linda has been a speaker at several international conferences and has worked with companies from around the world to improve their effectiveness and achieve measurable outcomes. Industries served include higher education, corporate learning, nuclear, and healthcare. 

Session Details:

7:30 - 8:00 a.m. Registration and Networking

8:00 - 9:30 a.m. Presentation

9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Open Networking


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