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Training for Retention

When we teach the Enneagram, are people retaining what we teach? How do we know? Content matters, but so does the teaching methodology. There’s retention research that points us to the answer. The Learning Pyramid not only shows how people best learn, but also indicates how trainers can best train to enhance participant retention. Developed by NTL (National Training Labs), this data-based retention model actually makes common sense. People learn better and remember more when they are active participants through participatory teaching methods than when they are passive learners. Neuroscience also supports this idea; active participant engagement activates more of our brains!

Think about your teaching methods. How can you incorporate more active learning into your teaching? Just because participants may enjoy a lecture, are they remembering what they hear?

Ginger Lapid-Bogda PhD, author of eight Enneagram books, is a speaker, consultant, trainer, and coach. She provides certification programs and training tools for business professionals around the world who want to bring the Enneagram into organizations with high-impact business applications. TheEnneagramInBusiness.com |ginger@theenneagraminbusiness.com

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