Think about a training executed for your employees which took a lot of time and money and which was successful, at least when it comes to the subjective feeling. Satisfied participants, nice ratings for trainer and program, everything is fine. Not long afterwards the training is in the spotlight again and with it the unavoidable questions: What was the real outcome of the training? Where and what are the direct results? What was the use for the company? The Kirkpatrick methodology based on 4 levels of evaluation does not only prepare HR and development managers to answer these questions. First and foremost it is a methodology to increase training results significantly. In the following you find an overview.