Learning Reinforcement & Sustainment

Learning doesn’t stop when the formal learning ends

According to research, if we do not use or practice what we learn within 24 hours, we forget about 50% of it. Therefore, you must include reinforcement and sustainment activities in your learning programs for your learners. Incorporating sustainment and reinforcement strategies into your leadership development initiatives increases learner knowledge retention and motivates learners to implement the training.


Maximizing retention through learning

At Blanchard, our learning experiences are designed intentionally to create lasting behavior change. Our live training engages participants through rich practice in which they work on their tasks and challenges and plan real conversations.

As part of our online programs, Blanchard experts or your leaders can facilitate live debrief sessions so that you can incorporate them into your learning experiences. During debriefs, peers discuss learnings, share success stories, practice, and reinforce new skills between modules. Social learning activities such as this are highly effective to sustain and support learning.

Post-learning session tools

Our digital learning solutions feature post-learning tools to fortify course content and foster sustained workplace behaviors. We established playlists learners can access after the course to easily apply the frameworks and tools learned at any given moment—whether they need to talk points for a challenging conversation or a video refresher on essential leadership capability. Ultimately, we want to make it easier for people to access the right content to advance as leaders.



The SLII App gives managers the tools to diagnose the leadership quickly needed for a specific task after training. This app allows leaders to easily access conversation guides, which offer the confidence needed to talk with team members. This comprehensive reference tool assists in improving performance and relationships via SLII teachings while allowing users to benefit from a diagnosis wizard, tips for implementation, and an interactive model showing matching leadership styles for every development level.

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Invest in training that empowers sustained benefits by design

After implementing your learning initiative, how do you make it easy for people to access resources in their moment of need? Blanchard has developed an industry-leading sustainment and reinforcement approach over the last 40 years that ensures your leaders can translate our coursework into daily workplace actions.

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