The Abu Dhabi School of Government launches “Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation Certification Program”

The Abu Dhabi School of Government (ADSG), part of the Department of Government Support, launched its “Kirkpatrick Four Levels® Evaluation Certification Program”, which seeks to provide participants with deeper insights into the Kirkpatrick methodology and the learning and development evaluation process, in order to maximize performance results within their respective government entities.


The development of this program, comes as part of ADSG’s efforts to enhance government employees’ competencies and training, in addition to fostering a continuous learning and development culture that will build a sustainable and knowledge-based economy.

A globally recognized method of evaluating the results of training and learning programs, the Kirkpatrick Method provides a standard for leveraging and validating talent investments.

Participants will also learn about the four levels of evaluation, receive a participant manual filled with examples and templates that can be used to build their own ‘Blended Evaluation Plan®’ tools, and acquire a complete understanding of what each level measures.


The program will explore the reasons why evaluation is critical to training success and provide opportunities for participants to hear case studies and success stories from companies that have used the model effectively, enabling all to learn which tactics can help allocate training resources effectively.


Reflecting on the new program, H.E. Mohammed Gheyath, Acting Director-General of ADSG commented: “At ADSG, we are the forefront in enabling the latest techniques in training evaluation to equip Abu Dhabi Government employees with the best possible assets for learning and development. We are thrilled to welcome the addition of this new program to our growing roster of learning and development initiatives that seek to equip and empower government employees. We are certain that this program will provide participants with the unmissable opportunity to deliver change in their entities and impact performance results greatly.

His Excellency added: “As the program focuses on the exploration of how to ensure that what is learned transfers to on-the-job behaviors, this program is an exciting development opportunity that will facilitate for the internal certification of all participants and will help participants link the results achieved at each level to establish the big picture outcome. The program will also empower participants to work as a key internal business partner that is aligned with the visions and missions of their organizations and key stakeholders, and will facilitate the growth of key insights in learning effectiveness, learning evaluation and strategic thinking in evaluation.”

As the leading platform for enhancing competencies and human capital in the Emirate, the ADSG is responsible for creating and developing training courses based on the best international practices that are in line with the needs, vision, and aspirations of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

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