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Turning Learning into Action

Turning Learning into Action

A Proven Methodology for Effective Transfer of Learning

Emma Weber

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Improve learning transfer in your organisation with this book which provides a step-by-step methodology for facilitating genuine behavioural change and accountability back in the workplace.

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About the book

Learning transfer is the missing link in training. Using conventional approaches to training, an average of just 10-20% of learning makes it back into the workplace and contributes to better business outcomes. With the current increased emphasis on efficiency and cost-effectiveness, such a dismal record is no longer acceptable. To improve these statistics and to make training truly valuable we must recognise that successful learning is not just about good content and well executed programmes but also about finding ways to facilitate genuine behavioural change and accountability back in the workplace.

Turning Learning into Action provides the necessary tools to enable trainers, buyers of training and L&D professionals to do just this. It presents the new, proven TLA methodology, which acknowledges the important role of ADDIE in the instructional design process but takes learning a step further. TLA focuses on the fact that to generate significant behavioural change, consistent, systematic follow-up after the training event is critical.

Table Of Contents

  • Section - ONE: The learning transfer challenge;
    • Chapter - 01: The evolution of training;
    • Chapter - 02: Learning’s missing link – why it has been missing for so long;
    • Chapter - 03: Learning’s missing link: the solutions so far;
  • Section - TWO: The learning transfer solution;
    • Chapter - 04: Turning Learning into Action®;
    • Chapter - 05: Preparation – setting expectations;
    • Chapter - 06: Preparation – creating the TLA plan;
    • Chapter - 07: Action – the ACTION Conversation model and how to use it;
    • Chapter - 08: Action – the ‘must have’ skills for successful TLA delivery;
    • Chapter - 09: Action – helping others to ‘get in the gap’;
    • Chapter - 10: Action – managing the TLA conversations;
    • Chapter - 11: Evaluation – how to measure and report success;
  • Section - THREE: Making learning transfer happen and the benefits by stakeholder;
    • Chapter - 12: How to roll out TLA successfully;
    • Chapter - 13: The benefits of TLA by stakeholder


The Turning Learning into Action methodology has made a concrete difference to our training results over the last eight years. A must to read and implement!
James Harper, Training Manager, BMW Group Japan

A significant contribution to the transfer of learning to the job, with a practical approach of how real business results can be delivered.
Jack and Patti Phillips, founders of the ROI Institute

Emma's dedication to learning outcomes has made a real contribution to the success of our entrepreneurs since 2009.
Tracey Webster, CEO, Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship, Johannesburg, South Africa

LIW has used the Turning Learning into Action methodology with global clients for the last four years. It has become a crucial part of our approach to delivering measurable business impact for our clients - I highly recommend it!
Pia Lee, CEO, LIW

Turning Learning into Action is a well-argued description of how training and learning in organisations is falling short; what can be done about it and how these different actions can benefit not only trainers and their participants but other stakeholders whose involvement is crucial for success. If you've ever been frustrated that the hard work put into creating the 'perfect' training programmes has been undermined by low levels of commitment to doing things differently and doing different things once the formal training input is over, then you will not be alone in the field of L&D. In Turning Learning into Action, Emma Weber has provided some straightforward and instantly applicable routes away from that frustration being repeated in the future.
Robin Hoyle, Training Zone

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749472221
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd March 2014
  • Paperback
  • Format: 233x156
  • 264 pages

About the Author

Emma Weber is the founder of Lever Learning and developer of the Turning Learning into Action methodology. Lever Learning delivers programmes throughout 16 countries and in 11 languages. Users of the TLA methodology include companies such as BMW, Apple, Electrolux, Landrover Jaguar, Colgate, Suncorp, Cisco and Nokia. A recognized authority on the transfer of learning, Emma has been a guest speaker on learning effectiveness at conferences in Australia, New Zealand and the USA.

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