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Kirkpatrick Partners

Kirkpatrick Partners is a provider of training evaluation and business partnership training, products, consulting, and impact studies. Our work is based on the Kirkpatrick Four Levels Evaluation Model created by Donald L. Kirkpatrick in 1954 as part of his PhD dissertation on the evaluation of the effectiveness of training for supervisors. It is expanded by the Kirkpatrick Business Partnership Model and Kirkpatrick Foundational Principles.

Instead of training ROI, we focus on training Return on Expectations (ROE). This is a more holistic measurement of all of the benefits realized from a program or initiative, qualitative and quantitative. We offer courses and workshops on training evaluation and business partnership that equip training professionals to create, demonstrate, and measure the business results and value their training yields or supports.


The ROI Institute

The ROI Institute, Inc. is the leading resource on research, training, and networking for practitioners of the Phillips ROI Methodology™. Founded in 2003, the ROI Institute represents over 50 years of experience in measurement and evaluation of training, human resources, technology and quality programs and initiatives.

Founders and owners Jack J. Phillips, Ph.D., and Patti P. Phillips, Ph.D., and senior partner Ron Drew Stone are the leading experts in return on investment (ROI) evaluation for training, HR tech, quality. Ron Stone is Senior Vice President for the ROI Institute and serves as lead consultant and coach providing expertise in organizations around the world. Together with their team and partners they serve private and public sector organization in over 40 countries in implementing accountability systems and processes through education consulting, coaching, and continuing research and publications.


ITD International

ITD International, the former parent company of USOU, started in 1969 in Germany and expanded to the USA in 1989. ITD is an internationally recognized HRD consulting firm. It was a natural evolution in the late 1990’s when the management team of ITD began to explore the feasibility of founding a university with a focus on business education. United States Online University (USOU) was founded in 2000.

USOU and ITD joined forces In January 2011. The merger resulted in a conversion of ITD International into an Institute of Training and Development. ITD is no longer a separate entity but part of the University. ITD will provide organizations with an extensive, integrated suite of consulting services across all aspects of competency development, business analysis, innovation strategy, process improvement, organizational effectiveness, and simulation technology.

This merger not only makes sense from synergistic and fiscal standpoints, but it also allows the University to significantly augment its customer base by providing competency-based services and programs to its worldwide clients.


International Academy of Sciences

The International Academy of Sciences in San Marino is a group of more than 1,000 progressive scientists from all over the world, striving for greater efficiency in scientific research and teaching, and for closer contact of the latter with technology and art, by enhancing international communication and interdisciplinary cooperation.


National University

Since 1971, National University, a private, accredited, and nonprofit institution of higher education, has provided diverse populations access to quality lifelong learning opportunities. As an affiliate of the National University System, the institution is committed to providing exemplary educational opportunities to diverse populations of students and organizations.

National offers education through a unique one-course-per-month format, over 60 undergraduate and graduate degrees, and 16 teacher credential and certificate programs. Disciplines include business, technology, criminal justice, computers, education, human services, nursing, counseling, arts and sciences, and more.

National is proudly ranked in the "Top 100" colleges and universities awarding bachelor's and master's degrees to minorities in all disciplines each year since the U.S. Office of Education began collecting such data in 1996.