Training programs should actively engage your participants and leave a lasting impression, but do they really?
If there's no reinforcement program in place once a training program is over, all of what your employees learned will go to waste. Most of the skills taught during training are forgotten within the first two weeks after the event.
How do you prevent forgetting? By developing a structured training reinforcement program to deliver impactful behavior change. An effective reinforcement program takes your learning goals into consideration. After your training has ended, you’ll need to continue reinforcing your goals to have a lasting effect on your organization.
Before crafting a reinforcement program, it's important to define your learning goals, desired behavior changes, and reinforcement objectives. Once you've developed measurable goals, your organization can begin designing a successful reinforcement program.
A well-crafted reinforcement program can begin to help you change behaviors, but it's up to you to turn the results into actionable intelligence. No matter your end goal, actionable intelligence allows you to pinpoint where your training is effective and where it can be improved.
If you want to craft a training program with lasting impacts, it's important that your program includes the training course and a follow-up Mindmarker reinforcement plan.
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This post was originally published on December 5, 2019.