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Sticky Learning ®

 Use an ‘Off-the-Shelf’ Method  – comes from the Free Guide – ‘Are You Annoyed by How Little Line Managers Support the Skills Training of Their Teams?’

Our unique training method Sticky Learning ® was designed by L&D professionals using over 100 years of experience based on feedback from HR Managers, Training Officers and L&D Managers. The feedback largely concluded that there are 3 problems when it comes to training, which Sticky learning® resolves:
A. People attend training courses but do very little with the learning afterwards.
B. Line Managers are not engaged in training.
C. Training evaluation is nearly never completed, or if it is, is completed poorly.

There are 3 ways that Sticky Learning ® helps the Line Manager:

1) Learning To Learn

Every Learner, before they attend an MBM training course, attends a ½ day Learning To Learn training course, which teaches the Learner how to learn more quickly, retain more, and enjoy their learning. For the Line Manager, they attend a 1-hour briefing afterwards, where they learn how to support Learners to achieve their ‘ILO’ (Individual Learning Objective).

2) Individual Learning Objective

At Learning To Learn the Learner is asked to complete an ILO so that they can get used to doing so. This prevents Learners from ‘rocking-up’ to training and not knowing what they want. In essence, the ILO asks, ‘What do you want from the time you are investing?’. This question enables the Learner to reflect on a specific learning objective, which they then present to their Line Manager for approval.

3) Manager Pieces

As the Learner progresses through the Sticky Learning® method, the Line Manager is emailed ‘Manager Pieces’, which contain a briefing of what they need to do next. This may include suggestions on how to support their Learner to identify their ILO, a knowledge vault containing videos, research, and further learning to help them engage more as a Line Manager.

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Darren A. Smith

About Darren A. Smith

Darren has been working in the world of UK Supermarkets and Suppliers for over 20 years. He began his career as a buyer at one of the big 4 UK supermarkets and after rising through the ranks he decided to leave after 13 years and set-up Making Business Matter.For the last 14 years he has run MBM, which is a training provider to the UK grocery industry. Helping suppliers to the big four supermarkets to develop the soft skills that will secure them more profitable wins.

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