This post was originally published on the Human Capitalist blog. Included here is the lead and a link to full post.
One problem that most learning professionals encounter is how to make sure people apply what they learned in class to improve job performance. In fact, the concept of transfer of training exists entirely to solve this problem. And at the root of this problem is the belief that people forget much of what they learn soon after a training class. However, such a blanket statement, that people forget much of what they learn, has been debunked.