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Putting Learning into Practice

Helping Staff Retain What They’ve Learned After the Training

According to UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education–Human Services instructor May Orr, supervisors are the most critical factor in the transfer of learning for the staff and teams they lead. Beginning this fall, UC Davis Human Services is rolling out a new tool to help its training participants transfer what they’ve learned in class into practice at their organizations. To support the goal of increasing learning and skill development, each course offered through a county contract will now include a Supervisor Transfer of Learning (TOL) Tip Sheet. 

 “Using the Supervisor TOL Tip Sheet is a really effective way to create knowledge and skills out of the information staff just learned in their training,” explained Susan Brooks, director of UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education–Human Services. “The goal is to provide supervisors with an easy way to support their staff in putting newly learned information into practice.”

How it Works

To learn more about on transfer of learning and how the new Tip Sheet can guide supervisors and their staff, watch this short video with instructor Mary Orr.

In addition, feel free to download a sample Supervisor TOL Tip Sheet to get an idea of what supervisors are now receiving when their staff attend our trainings.

Next Steps

The Supervisor TOL Tip Sheet is currently available for county contract trainings only, but we hope to be able to expand this to our other training programs in the future.

We are happy to meet with supervisors to review the Tip Sheets and the importance of their role as a coach, as well as answer any questions on how to improve the application of knowledge into practice. County agencies can reach out to their UC Davis Human Services workforce development consultant (program specialist) or email the CTS team to get questions answered, or schedule a brief webinar or Zoom meeting.

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