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Applying Your Learning

Duration : 1 day

Applying Your Learning Through Effective Self-Development Practice that Drives Personal Growth and Great Results 




All employees in the organization that want to improve their learning transfer competency so that they can get the very best results from their leadership, teams and colleagues in pursuit of the organization’s goals.




Before you can change your behaviour and perform any task to an acceptable standard you must learn. Knowledge of how to apply your learning from the training room back to the workplace is one of the most important self-development skills and depends on effective personal planning practice. Planning provides you with a roadmap that if formulated properly will allow you to see how much you have progressed towards your goal and how far you are from your destination. Knowing where you are is essential for making good decisions on where to go or what to do next. If you plan effectively then you can significantly reduce the time and effort required to achieve your goal. Mastery of learning transfer through effective self-development practice is vital for effective leader and leadership and driving personal and business growth.


Applying Your Learning is a rewarding proven approach to learning and performance improvement that covers the fundamentals of the self-development journey. The program gives particular attention to the personal planning process, in particular goal setting and the development of a personal action plan that includes the identification of activities to practice new learning back at work as it is our experience that this is where the application of learning often fails. The program takes a holistic view of learning transfer and introduces the delegate to the knowledge, skills and attitude required to accelerate their own and their team member’s application of learning with drive and a future focus in mind.


The program is well researched, knowledge-based and designed with the individual learner at the centre of the learning process which means that the course is extremely interactive and practical.




By the end of this course delegates will be able to:


✓ Determine competency and competence

✓ Determine learning, its linkage to performance and how to learn

✓ Determine how to unlock the potential of your brain

✓ Determine the tools and techniques to improve creativity and memory

✓ Determine the key components and process of self-development

✓ Identify the importance of self-development for transferring new knowledge into skills

✓ Develop basic personal planning skills for great application of learning

✓ Practice tools and techniques before returning to work

✓ Produce drive to improve individual and team performance through effective self-development

✓ Produce positive impact on the overall performance of each delegate and the organization






Learning, Behaviour and Performance

  • Linking Learning, Behaviour and Performance
    • Competency versus Competence
  • The Benefits of Effectively Applying Your Learning


Effective Learning Style

  • A High Performer’s Learning Style
    • Attributes
    • Barriers
  • Activity: “Self- Assessment”

Complete a self-assessment questionnaire. Result establishes the individual’s major strengths and weaknesses in applying their learning for performance improvement that will be used later as a basis to the Personal Action Plan activity.

  • Your Identity (linking your beliefs and your behaviour)


How to Unlock the Potential of Your Brain

  • How to Use Your Brain More Effectively – Video


Learning How to Learn

  • Brain Learning Principals – Success
  • Models for Success – Buzan, Deming
  • Model for Success – Hybrid


Self- Development

  • What is Self-Development?
  • Model – Self Leadership Development
  • Preparing for Success (Planning)
    • Improvement Goal, Analysis, Problem Solving and Decision
  • Setting SMARTER Goals
  • Idea Generation


Identifying Opportunities to Learn and Practice

  • Exercise – Impact Mapping (example(s) to be agreed with client in advance)


Self-Regulation (Control)

  • Your Personal Action Plan (PAP)
  • Activity: “Personal Action Plan”

Delegates already recognizing their current performance in their job (through pre-work to this course to be agreed with the client in advance) prepare their PAP using a Perfect PAP checklist handed out during this activity for guidance; the delegates are then paired, swap their developed PAP with their partner and share their feedback together. Results enable each delegate to establish opportunities to learn through the planned training programs that will follow this course and practice this learning back at work for successful measured performance improvement.


Key Learning Review

  • Group discussion and professional feedback to consolidate key learning. Delegates will leave the day with a list of development activities to improve their learning transfer effectiveness back at work.




The delegates attending this course will be asked to consider and reflect upon their current performance in their job. They must be clear of their job description (role profile), those behavioral competencies and essential skills that are required to be effective in their job and prepare a self-assessment of their current ability in each skill (i.e. high, medium or low ability). This pre-work will prepare the delegate for the PAP activity that concludes this program.


The delegates are also encouraged to research and pre-read in the areas of goal setting theory, in particular the setting and impact on individual performance of SMARTER goals. And change theory in particular incremental change as defined by Kurt Lewin (Lewin’s 3 phase change model).




Each delegate will be asked to complete a pre-course questionnaire to determine their individual learning objectives. These will be used by the trainer to give on track training that is focused on the individual learner attending.




The individual leaves this program with a Personal Action Plan to encourage immediate transfer of training to the job.




To register for this course please review the grey box above. If no public course is listed or the location and dates shown don’t suit you then please request a proposal for this course either as a public training course or if you have 6 delegates or more as an in-company training course by clicking on Request a Proposal.

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