How to Reinforce Your Training Program

There's nothing more frustrating than implementing a new training solution and not being able to track and measure its impact. How do you make your training more effective without spending countless hours redesigning the course? The answer is by creating effective reinforcement programs. \

You should keep a variety of factors in mind when crafting a program:

Address All Stages of Behavior Change

For a reinforcement program to effectively drive behavior change, it must address these three stages: awareness, knowledge & skill development, and application.

First, learners must be aware that a change in behavior is necessary. Second, they need to understand how to make that change using the skills provided during training. Third, they need to apply the skills to create lasting change.

Close Reinforcement Gaps 

Closing all five reinforcement gaps makes your training more effective by maximizing its impact. Two of the methods we often recommend include feedback loops and actionable intelligence.

Feedback Loops

Give your trainers a way to provide feedback on the program. They should understand how to introduce it and measure its progress.

Actionable Intelligence

Over the course of the program, you’ll collect reinforcement data. To make this data most valuable, convert it to actionable intelligence. This information gives you insight into your learner's reaction to the training, which allows you to make educated decisions that increase your training effectiveness.

Plan and Forecast Goals

Adding reinforcement to your training initiatives allows learners to better understand your training goals and make lasting behavior changes. 

Is your current training program performing to its maximum potential? Learn more about the Mindmarker Methodology in our eBook, The Science Behind Mindmarker.

This post was originally published on November 19, 2015.

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