Inside the 6Ds: An Interview with Roy Pollock and Andrew Jefferson

Thursday, June 11, 2015


In today’s competitive business climate, companies must constantly improve their products, services, and human capital, or be replaced by smarter competitors. Learning and development programs have a crucial role to play in this effort … provided the knowledge they impart is transferred to the work of the organization. Enter the six Ds of breakthrough learning: 

  • Define Business Outcomes.
  • Design the Complete Experience.
  • Deliver for Application.
  • Drive Learning Transfer.
  • Deploy Performance Support.
  • Document Results. 

Larry Jacobs interviewed Roy Pollock and Andrew Jefferson, authors of The Six Disciplines of Breakthrough Learning and facilitators of ATD’s Learning Transfer Certificate Program, for HR and Training Radio. They discussed how to apply the 6Ds—and turn training into business results.

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About the Author

Ryann K. Ellis is an editor for the Association of Talent Development (ATD). She has been covering workplace learning and performance for ATD (formerly the American Society for Training & Development) since 1995. She currently manages ATD's Community of Practice blogs, as well as ATD's government-focused magazine, The Public Manager. Contact her at 

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