What Makes Training Really Work – 12 Levers Of Transfer Effectiveness

What factors determine learning transfer success? How can L&D leaders, facilitators and consultants systematically increase transfer of learning events? And which tools and interventions promote transfer effectiveness? In this session, we’ll explore some of the answers to these questions – answers which are scientifically sound and practically tested”

We will give you an overview on the 12 levers of transfer effectiveness which are the gist of 110 year of scientific research that Dr. Ina Weinbauer-Heidel from the Institute for Transfer effectiveness (www.transfereffectivenss.com) reviewed. These 12 levers are focused on ensuring that the insights of a learning event are transferred into real life in a sustainable way.

In an effort to support your own transfer success from The Learning Impact Summit, we will then zoom into one of the 12 levers called Transfer Planning. We will use the motivation high that typically exists during and at the end of a training/conference and make sure that you carefully plan your first one to three Mini Steps. We know from research that the feeling of successfully having implemented those first mini steps raises your motivation and gives you the energy to take further steps as well! With this easy and basic idea, you can double or even triple transfer success!

Melanie Martinelli

Co-founder of The Learning Gym

Melanie Martinelli is a L&D professional who is passionate about creating a paradigm shift in how we think about designing and delivering programs, by putting the learner in the forefront, and focusing on driving performance (and not just learning).

Her tryst with training began with an award-winning thesis, “Managing Cultural Differences - A Key to Successful Offshore Collaboration.” This led to her joining a Bangalore-based offshore product engineering company. After a three-year stint in International Sales and Account Management, Melanie moved to training and development and started building bridges between companies and people around the globe.

A learning professional at heart and an entrepreneur in her mindset, she has built three successful training companies across the globe. Her passion for sports and learning was the inspiration for her current venture “The Learning Gym” where you can build, stretch and tone your learning muscles.

Being a Kirkpatrick Certified facilitator, Melanie effectively assists individuals and organizations in building memorable learning experiences linked to performance. Melanie firmly believes in creating learning solutions that are guaranteed to deliver results. She also works closely with Dr. Ina Weinbauer-Heidel from the Institute of Transfer Effectiveness and uses the “12 levers of transfer effectiveness methodology” to develop scientifically sound and practical transfer concepts.

Melanie is highly intuitive and draws on a wide experience to help working professionals from across industries and cultures to grasp the various factors that drive training and transfer effectiveness. Melanie applies strong business acumen and deep understanding of how professionals learn best to design and deliver high impact workshops.

After living in India for 17 years & working extensively across the APAC region, Melanie in 2021 moved back to her hometown Basel together with her Indian husband and son.