Have you ever committed to do something for a friend only to have it slip your mind? Then, days or weeks later, a passing comment, commercial, or other trigger reminds you of it? And, even though you had every intention of following through, without the trigger it wouldn’t have happened?
Learners experience the same phenomenon—even in the best-case scenario, in which they appreciate the learning opportunity, arrive motivated, value the course material, and intend to use it. When they return to work, they get hit by all that transpired while they were in training and often lose sight of their implementation plans. Learning boosters can refocus them on their action plans and implementation strategies.
Although any training reminder, including emails, can serve as a trigger to reignite learners’ commitment to taking action, you are encouraged to develop learning boosters with greater engagement in mind. Here are three ideas of what that might look like:
Share an idea you have for triggering transfer of learning in the comments!
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