Research has shown that we forget an average of 50% of what we learn within 24 hours if we don’t use or practise it. That’s why providing your learners with learning reinforcement and sustainment activities is critical as part of your learning programmes. By incorporating sustainment and reinforcement strategies into your leadership development initiatives, you increase learner knowledge retention and motivate learners to implement the training.
At Blanchard, our learning experiences are designed intentionally to create lasting behaviour change. Our live training engages participants through rich practice in which they work on their actual tasks and challenges and plan real conversations.
Our online programmes include live debrief sessions, which you can infuse into your learning experiences that a Blanchard expert or one of your leaders can facilitate. Presented between learning modules, debriefs bring peers together to discuss learnings, share success stories, and practise and reinforce new skills. Social learning activities like this—where people learn with and from each other—are highly effective in sustaining and supporting learning.
The SLII App allows managers who have completed SLII training to diagnose the leadership needs for a specific task quickly, and then access conversation guides, giving them the confidence to talk with team members. The app is a quick go-to reference tool to help leaders improve relationships and performance by applying SLII teachings to the real world. Leaders can access a diagnosis wizard to diagnose an individual’s development level on essential goals or tasks, tips for implementing SLII principles, and an interactive model with the key characteristics of each development level and matching leadership style.
After implementing your learning initiative, how do you reinforce the learnings and make it easy for people to access resources in their moment of need? At Blanchard, we’ve spent the last 40 years developing an industry-leading sustainment and reinforcement approach, that ensures your leaders have the support they need to translate our coursework into workplace actions every day.