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4 Ways to Promote the Transfer of Training

Posted by Beth Brashear on 5/14/18 8:00 AM


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You spend months designing and developing a new training course. Then you spend hours upon hours in the classroom conducting the training only to learn some participants return to work and do not apply their new skills. How frustrating! But what is the catalyst? Do you have management support? Have you designed the support tools the management team will need? As trainers, you need to make sure you’re doing your part to ensure support of the transfer of those new skills.

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4 Best Practices to Ensure Training Transfer

Posted by Linda Carole Pierce on 4/25/16 4:00 AM

I’m sure we have all heard the cliché, “If you don’t use it, you lose it.” Learners attend training programs to gain knowledge and skill to improve their performance for their current job. However, what I often hear from many learners in my courses is a big “BUT!” The but is typically related to the challenges faced after training when they return to work. The most common challenges mentioned are a lack of time and a lack of management support to implement the new skills back on the job. These challenges don’t bode well for training transfer!

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How to Promote the Transfer of Training

Posted by Beth Brashear on 3/28/16 4:00 AM

“Thank you for attending.” Have you ever been to a course where the instructor closed with this statement? I have and it left me feeling somewhat disappointed. It would have benefited me had the instructor closed the course with a review of the day’s content.

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7 Tips to Ensure Training Transfer

Posted by Paul Sitter on 5/4/15 4:00 AM




Picture yourself running into a participant who says, “Thanks so much for that last workshop. We adopted the process you covered in our department and it works like a charm.” The only problem with this scenario is that it doesn’t happen often enough. When an organization pays for training, what they’re really paying for is improved performance. If what happens in the training doesn’t transfer back to the workplace, people are not getting what they’ve paid for.

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How Trainers Can Ensure Training Success

Posted by Lynne Koltookian on 3/23/15 4:00 AM




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3 Fundamentals of Successful Training

Posted by Paul Sitter on 8/4/14 4:00 AM

Every year, major league baseball players, people who may be paid millions of dollars for their skills, go to spring training. At spring training the team reviews the fundamentals of batting, throwing, catching, and running.

As trainers, it might be useful to review the fundamentals of our profession in relation to the instructional design and delivery of training, whether in a virtual classroom or brick-and-mortar environment.

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How to Get Management Buy-In for Training

Posted by Marsha Weisleder on 1/20/14 3:00 AM

I  hear it all the time…"Why can’t managers be more involved in training?” “How can we get their buy-in?” “How else will learners apply what they’ve learned back on the job?”


It’s probably one of our biggest challenges. And let’s face it…if learners don’t use it, they lose it. Even worse, as trainers, we have accomplished nothing when this happens. It doesn’t matter how well the course has been designed or delivered. It’s about improving performance back on the job!

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