• Do not confuse Kirkpatrick level 1 results with workplace performance!

    Not-so-happy sheets?
    Kirkpatrick’s much adopted 4-stage model has at Level 1 a participant’s
    reaction to learning, which asks whether the participant valued the experience.
    Research actually shows very little positive link between reaction to training and higher levels of evaluation (Hamblin 1974; Clement 1982; Campion and Campion 1987, Dixon 1990; Warr and Bunce 1995).
    Clearly reaction’s one thing; but [...]