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Learning Transfer Approach
Maximizing the Impact of Learning on Performance
"Overall, we found that if an organization implemented all of these  actions, they could improve the effectiveness of their learning by over 180%."
— Wilson Learning Research Study
The best workshop is only as good as the impact achieved on the job. But, sadly, without the right preparation and the intentional follow-up of a sustainability plan, only 35% of new skills are typically still being used 12 months after the initial training event.
Based on years of experience and research, Wilson Learning offers a unique extended learning approach that ensures your learners are ready to learn, acquire the skills and tools they need, and continue to apply and integrate the learning to deliver performance improvements.
Getting Ready to Learn . . .
Of the areas that most strongly influence the transfer of learning, learner readiness is the first key to success. Our proven extended learning approach provides your participants with pre-workshop experiential activities and information that stimulates curiosity, promotes buy-in, and provides a "starter set" of tools so your learners are already engaged well before they participate in a session.
Acquiring Skills and Knowledge . . .
"OK, but how exactly do I use this?" If learning is going to transition to "real-world" application, practice, and hands—on use, it must be integral to the learning experience-not left until the end, or even until the post-workshop activities. Wilson Learning instructional designers provide a variety of experiences demonstrating on-the-job application of new concepts, models, skills, and tools. For example, participants might practice with realistic case studies, complete strategizers and planners with their own information, and/or create action plans to be used in real work situations. These robust learning activities make the workshop just one of the steps they take on the way to improved performance.
Aligning the Organization for Application, Integration, and Assured Results . . .
The biggest barrier to real performance change is the simple inertia of the status quo, or "always doing what we've always done." Without mindful, engineered organizational alignment to provide positive support, the "use it or lose it" syndrome sets in. That being said, it can be difficult to enlist busy managers to act as committed and effective coaches to recognize, reinforce, and/or redirect desired behaviors. They may not have time to become completely familiar with the training content and may not feel well-equipped for the coaching role.
With our approach to ensure application, usage, and sustainability, Wilson Learning provides managers with reinforcement and support tools. We enable managers to stay abreast of what their people are doing and learning and provide them with coaching tips and tools for helping their people achieve increased performance by using what they have learned.