Neuroscience has shown that there are a variety of reasons that learning together helps retention and improves application. But that probably isn’t a surprise to you, right?
Think back to all those workshop evaluations you’ve filled out over the years... What have you typically found to be the best part of in-person training session?
I've been teaching workshops for over 30 years, and I've read thousands of course evaluations in that time. Do you want to know what I see almost every single time?
The item participants consistently rate as the having highest value to them? Yep, you probably guessed it! It’s those small group breakouts where participants get to discuss real life application of the topics with their peers.
If science tells us learning as a group is more effective for retention and recall, and our own experience tells us that the interaction makes the learning more relevant and impactful, why don't we learn together all the time?
I've found there are a variety of very real reasons we don't learn together, like:
- The ease of access to online learning libraries has led many organizations to replace in-person training programs with online options.
- Most online learning is set up to be solo self-directed learning.
- It can take a lot of time, effort, expertise, and expense to build an effective group training program.
- Workgroups and teams can span the nation, or the globe, making it difficult to get together.
- People are busy.
I'm here to tell you that it doesn't have to be an all or nothing solution.
A recommended schedule that will make it easier to learn together as a small group or team
6 facilitator discussion guides covering all 10 lessons, including sample meeting agendas, scripted talking points, and ideas for turning knowledge into action
Ways to generate more meaningful discussions around the key learning points and spark further insights into real-life application
A reference list for additional reading, tools and resources to expand your "presentation skills" expertise
Access for five (5) individual course registrations are included with this kit. Additional registrations can be purchased seperately.
Use it for a small group, or buy multiple facilitator kits as a train-the-trainer to roll out training to your entire organization.
Pick one person in your group to serve as the facilitator, or rotate the role so everyone gets to build their meeting facilitation skills. What’s not to love about that?