Make Learning Stick
Overcome the Forgetting Curve
Did you know that students lose 50-80% of what they learned within 24 hours? This figure jumps to 97% after just 30 days*. This concept is commonly known as the Forgetting Curve.
Overcoming the Forgetting Curve can be difficult. However, we help make a difference by investing in your success before, during and after training and reset the Forgetting Curve.
We don’t just train; we make it stick.
We work with you to ensure the course and learning points are targeted to provide you with the most important skills and capabilities needed by recommending:
- Managers set student expectations of why they are going to class.
- Conducting a pre-class call with your instructor so that the training message is as relevant as possible to your team.
- Relevant projects and exercises are used throughout class.
- We encourage students to keep an open mind to new ideas and approaches – then discuss how they might actually apply them.
- Students track the most important ideas and critical skills in an action plan to be implemented right after class.
This is where Netmind really makes a difference! We encourage managers to allow students to apply the skills and techniques they just learned – if they do not use it, they will lose it! To combat the Forgetting Curve, we offer the following reflective activities to make learning stick and bring knowledge retention:
- 24 Hours: Spend 10 minutes discussing the training with a manager or peers. This can be a simple review of their action plan.
- 1 Week: Students complete reflective learning exercises.
- 3 Weeks: Students get together with their instructor for “Show & Tell” to share a concept they’ve tried since class.
- A Leadership Debrief call will be scheduled following this session for our instructor to share progress and recommendations for more implementation actions.
- 6 Weeks: Students get together with their instructor for a second round “Show & Tell” to share a concept they’ve tried since class.
*Art Kohn, Brain Science: Overcoming the Forgetting Curve