Learning to Learn

Course Outline

Learning to Learn is about understanding how the Learner can learn more, more quickly, and more easily for themselves. Allowing them to transfer skill development to the long term. The benefits are simple. Over 400% more knowledge retained by Learners!

Learning to Learn

This is a Learning to Learn 1/2 day training Course. Specifically designed for suppliers to the UK Grocery Industry. Research into learning states that we forget most of what we have learnt, suggesting that one-day training courses are a waste of money. This course is designed to address the lack of accountability by many one-day training providers. Its core aim is for long term transfer of the newly learned skill.
The course will be delivered by a world class tutor that has worked in the UK Grocery Industry. In addition, like all of our training courses, it includes our ROI guarantee.
We specifically designed this training course to help Learners get more out of their training. The premise is simple. It is about ensuring training and the associated skill development lasts over the long term. Through this Learning to Learn course, we provide Learners with a solid platform to start from. Thus, allowing them to reap all of the benefits and, in turn, providing a better ROI.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this Learning to Learn course, the Learner will be able to:

Be aware of how and why new skills are lost so easily and how to overcome that challenge.
Understand the importance of capturing Learner’s own notes in a way that enables the Learner to more easily recall and retain what they will learn.
Identify and understand the Learner’s learning style and how to apply it in a learning environment.
Appreciate the importance of the goal-setting theory and how this can help the Learner to better achieve what they want from their training.
Understand how to create new habits in order to embed their learning faster and for the long term.
Value the importance of a learning buddy and how useful it can be when you use this resource to retain and recall learnings.
Hopefully, the term ‘Sticky Learning ®’ has intrigued you. Whilst you probably also guessed a sense of what it is about.
In short, Sticky Learning ® is our own unique learning method. A method that we have developed to help Learners Realise more of what they have learnt. To help them be able to Recall more of what they have learnt. And Retain more of what they have learnt. Furthermore, in 2016 we upgraded this unique training method to include habits formation. We feel this has become a big part of helping Learners to use more of what they have learnt.
This is good for our clients. It means that the money they spend with us is better invested than with other training providers. This is because, by following our methods, the learning is put to use for longer.

Making the Learning Stick

Your tutor for the Learning to Learn course will be Andy Palmer

Andy Palmer:

Andy has split his career almost equally. Initially, working in management for a UK big four supermarket. Then, working at a supplier to the UK big four supermarkets. More recently, Andy has spent the past 14 years as a director of MBM.
He works as part of the team enabling suppliers to UK supermarkets to secure more profitable wins through people development. Andy specialises in Category Management Training, and has created the Category Management Scorecard which is used by many suppliers across the globe. He is also a qualified HBDI ® practitioner, which means that he understands how people prefer to think, communicate, make decisions and learn. Moreover, he understands the psychology of learning retention making him the ideal tutor for this Learning to Learn course.

I really enjoyed the [Learning to Learn] course. The Learning styles exercise was particularly enlightening. So much so that I got Andy to give me a spare copy. Then I asked my wife to complete it that evening so that I could try and understand her a little better! The learning styles piece is great for my own self-awareness and to make me conscious/aware of why other people may react differently in a meeting/course etc.

Plus, to better understand the team who work for me and how I may need to tailor my approach with them off the back of it – The way I do it is probably indicative of how I would want to learn, rather than how they would best take things in. The mind mapping was also great and is something I have occasionally used in the past but having seen how to do it properly, something I will use more.

Finally, Keepers and triggers – I have already started to note down the room, who’s there, who I’m next to, weather etc. Habits – not incorporated any of these into my work life but certainly have done at home and got myself a trigger to make sure they are linked.”

Marc SummersAccount Controller, AG Barr

Ideal Learners

Our Learning to Learn training course is for everyone that wishes to invest time in learning a new skill. Or, perhaps they want to build and develop a current skill. Whatever the reason, Learning to Learn provides the foundation and platform to make that skill development last over the long term. In short, it is for anyone that wants to get the maximum return on their time by keeping that new skill long into the future.
10 Learners because this drives enough discussion between the learners to explore the skill well, whilst not too many that any single Learner gets ‘lost’ in the debate.
If you do not have up to 10 people please check out our 121 Executive Coaching, which can help just you to learn this skill.
Alternatively, contact us and we will do our best to tailor to your specific needs.

Learners Per Course

10 Learners

Training Topics Covered

Learning to Learn is a 1/2 day course.

MBM introduced this 1/2 day training course as a foundation to training. We were concerned by the lack of accountability by many training providers to aim for long term transfer of the skill. This training course aims to reverse that problem.
We adapt our courses to the individual needs of our clients. However, our Learning to Learn course typically covers the following:
1. Tools and techniques for capturing output and key learnings from each training course.
2. The importance of the Learner’s learning style and how to use their learning style.
3. Why new skills are lost so easily and how to overcome that challenge.
4. How to set goals so that they can realise where they are and where they want to get to.
5. To help the Learners to understand how they can easily form a new habit.

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£112.50 per Learner per 1/2 day.

The total cost for up to 10 Learners for the 1/2 day Learning to Learn training course is £1,125 plus vat. This includes sticky pieces, and the 5 level evaluation ‘Chain of Evidence’.
The training is held on-site at the client’s premises. Alternatively, we can organise an off-site venue and charge it back to the client.
There are many evaluation methods for training. Each tries to find the holy grail of return on investment. We use Donald Kirkpatrick’s four level training evaluation model as a base. Why? Because it has stood the test of time, since 1953.
1: Reaction: How did the Learners react to the training?
2: Learning: How much learning did the Learners get?
3: Behaviour: How much have the Learners used the learning?
4: Results: How much effect did the Learner’s learning have on performance?
Few training providers measure the return on investment beyond the level 1 reaction. We have added one further level:
5: Sponsor: How much did we achieve the sponsor’s objectives?

Measuring Return on Investment

Training Course Duration

At MBM we no longer offer 1-day courses due to their limited effect.
This Learning to Learn training course benefits from our Sticky Learning ® unique training method. This enables Learners to learn more, learn more quickly, and learn more easily.
Should you decide to continue with MBM, you will find Sticky Learning ® to be a key part of the 4 month training courses. It consists of pre-work, this Learning To Learn 1/2 day training course, a Foundation day training course, an embedding day, and an Advanced 1 day training course (4 months after the Foundation training course).
In between the Foundation training course and the Advanced training course, the Learner will be challenged to complete ‘Sticky Pieces’. This appeals to the 70:20:10 learning model. These are desk-based activities that help the Learner to change their long term behaviour by identifying a habit that they wish to adopt to embed the new skill.
The Learner is also given:
1. Access to our skill specific and learning objective specific ‘Knowledge Vault’.
2. Email and telephone support throughout the 4-month training course.
3. An option to bolt on ‘Individual Coaching’ to support the Learner further.
4. An option to bolt on a 1/2 day ‘Annual Refresh’ to further enhance the learning in the future.

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