Fried Training Talk- Training is WORTHLESS

Published: Friday, August 28, 2020
Updated: Friday, August 28, 2020

Training is WORTHLESS, unless you need it?

(If you get mad reading the start of this, please read to the end.)

Most of us have seen research saying as much as 85% of training is gone the day after completing a training. So why do we still do it? Early evidence (going back many years) shows Workflow training, ELearning, Micro-Learning, & even ELearning appears to be more effective than standard trainings.

Perhaps, if we had time for Level 4 evaluations we’d figure out what is really working, but we know we’ll never consistently get the resources & time needed for that.

Some think if we didn’t have to do all this boring compliance training the rest would be so much more effective.


Some believe the research showing any training as being effective is fatally flawed and all that money is for nothing.

And all of that may be true, until a learner really needs to know how to do something, and then that good training, delivered by a good trainer (or ELearning) that was held in the back of their mind can pop in (or a Performance Support or Workflow Learning app might be accessed) in order for the work to be done.

What do you think is the secret of being an effective trainer or training developer?

**BONUS** for non-existent credits good until they expired in 2019, name one person you think is a really effective trainer and ask them for their secret.

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