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Sep 15, 2020

Giving learners access to training does not guarantee any behavioural change whatsoever. Even the most engaging piece of learning doesn't necessarily shift one's thoughts or actions. So how can we plan, create and support training in a way that learning is transferred? 

This week on the Good Practice Podcast, Gemma and Owen are joined by Dr Ina Weinbauer-Heidel, founder and chief executive officer of the Institute of Transfer Effectiveness. We discuss: 

  • the challenge of learning transfer  
  • how Dr Ina's "12 levers" can be used to encourage learning transfer 
  • project examples that use the 12 levers 
  • measuring learning transfer 

Show notes 

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Dr Ina Weinbauer-Heidel book, What makes training really work includes the 12 levers and associated questions. Available online at 

Gemma mentioned Roger Deakin’s book, Waterlog. Available online at 

The glass shape research Owen cites is found in the British Psychological Society’s Research Digest. The title of the research is “The Shape of a glass can influence how much we drink”. Langfield, T., Pechey, R., Gilchrist, P. T., Pilling, M., & Marteau, T. M. (2020). Glass shape influences drinking behaviours in three laboratory experiments. Scientific reports10(1), 1-11. Found online at 

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