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Article: The Learning Transfer Elephant

Learning Transfer Elephant
Date: 11 May, 2020
The Training Industry magazine has published an article I wrote on one of the elephants I see ignored by L&D: Learning Transfer. How would you define the purpose of training? Something like… “The purpose of training is to improve competence, and thereby, change the way people do things, so they perform better and get better results at work.” How well do your training programmes create better performance? That is, how well does the learning from your training events transfer into new behaviour in the workplace? The article points you in the right direction to start adding learning transfer activities to your training courses, whether they are virtual or face-2-face. Link to the article.
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Informal learning – critically important, but neglected

Boy copying man repairing a shed
Date: 25 Feb, 2020
This article on informal learning and learning transfer was written for and originally published on https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/deliver/training/informal-learning-critically-important-but-neglected and has been published here with TrainingZone’s permission.   Informal learning is a big thing now in learning and development. The 70:20:10 model, and others, tells us that informal learning is vastly more important than you’d ever think given the way we usually carry out learning, training and staff development. Most people will say they learn by doing things. Think of your own experience and ask yourself: how did I come to...
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