It’s crazy to think you can show slides for a few hours and have people emerge new and improved. Our theory is in order to change, people actually have to do something. Because involving people takes more time, most corporate training features lecturing with scattered participation. In our programs, we identified the most useful skills, cut the rest of the content, and devoted the saved time to participation.
It’s a question of whether you’d rather learn a lot and remember precious few things, or learn a few precious things and remember a lot.