This is the fifth and final blog in this series. The first four blogs discussed why learning retention is important and beneficial, how to develop learning retention programs, and the challenges of learning retention programs. Read previous blogs here (each about a 5-minute read).
This is the second article in a five-part series on learning retention. The first blog established the importance of learning retention to L&D professionals, learners, and their managers. This blog will discuss how learning retention can combat forgetting and encourage the application of new knowledge and skills in the workplace.
James is a dedicated L&D professional who just delivered a new training program. The training program was developed with input from subject matter experts, it integrated engaging teaching-learning techniques, and it was delivered by an experienced, knowledgeable, and caring facilitator. Assessments administered at the start and finish of the program demonstrate learning gains among participants. Evaluations from participants such as Maria demonstrate overwhelming satisfaction with the design and delivery of the learning event.
Humentum knows that NGOs often have limited training budgets yet value the crucial role that professional development plays in program success. With this in mind, we introduced the Alison N. Smith International Scholarship for leaders from our member organizations. The scholarship provides funds for field office leadership to attend our Annual Conference and make the most of the important discussions, networking events and learning opportunities with their peers. We asked two of our 2018 Alison N. Smith International Scholarship recipients – Sadia Mansoor and Dr.
Three weeks ago, I headed out for Humentum Week: Nairobi (#NairobiWeek) – my second big “Humentum Week” since Humentum Week: Bangkok in March 2017. Humentum Weeks offer five consecutive days of quality trainings in one convenient location and, since our merger last year, more activities than ever before for all who participate.
As of Monday this week, 20,000 learning moments have been supported through Humentum’s learning retention program. It’s an impressive number, but what does it mean?
In April 2015, Humentum decided to tackle the challenges associated with knowledge loss after a learning event. Although the science of remembering isn’t exact, it’s widely reported that just one week after a training, participants have already forgotten 90% of what they learned.
My five favorite takeaways from Inside NGO Week: Bangkok (#BangkokWeek)
The mission of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is to save wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature—a mission that’s supported by 4,000 employees in 60 countries. In February 2016, the organization launched WCS U, a new learning platform for professional development.