So what is Kinaesthetic Learning (or Kinesthetic in American English) and how can including it into your L&D programs help you better retain your Talent within your business?

Let me shine some light on this subject to suggest a strategy for your L&D program to deliver greater engagement and assist in retaining your talent.

Firstly, what is Kinaesthetic learning or tactile learning, as it’s also known? It’s a style of processing information through touch and movement which are not available within standard ‘classroom’ learning processes.

Practical examples of Kinaesthetic learning include on-the-job training, performing job-related activities and also building simulations.

These processes involve movement and techniques that can be associated with retaining and recalling learned skills and information more readily.

As Benjamin Franklin confirmed: “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”

The key therefore is to include practical exercises for the delegates to ‘own’ and develop the changes to their existing practices from the training and to immediately apply these changes within their current workflows.

This is a process where the learner discovers and develops their style and practices by interactive involvement in actual workflow situations.

This strategy requires the addition of these interactive and engaging activities, such as live client and candidate call sessions aligned with the required skills training.

I work closely with my clients in the design and delivery of L&D programs that include this ‘Interactive’ approach within Bespoke training programs with the results of increased productivity and enhanced Talent retention.

These programs are tailored specifically to their business’ workflows, where the delegates are clear on the objectives of the training and the benefits to them, as well as the business.

Your people can be ‘involved’ in identifying the changes needed and the best practice techniques specific to them within a workshop forum to then apply in live client or candidate sessions.

With this ownership comes greater commitment and performance.

How well does your L&D program engage with your Talent?

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