A Process to Design, Deliver and Measure Training and Ensure Learning Transfer

The Six Disciplines of Breakthrough Learning Workshop

Master the Six Disciplines of Breakthrough Learning ®


Each sessions runs 10 AM to 12:30 PM ET

The 6Ds® Online Workshop is an interactive four-session workshop based on the best-selling Six Disciplines of Breakthrough Learning: How to Turn Training and Development into Business Results, 3rd ed. (Wiley, 2015).

During each session, participants have opportunities to analyze current practices and identify opportunities for improvement. Between sessions, participants are given assignments that require applying the concepts presented. During the four-week learning transfer period between the third and fourth session participants set and work on an application goal of their own. The instructor provides online coaching and assistance throughout.

Each participant receives a 200+ page workbook and an electronic 6Ds Toolkit. There is ample time for questions and discussions.

When you leave the class, you’ll be an expert in:

  • Designing Learning Impact & Measurement  Instructional Design
  • Learning Impact
  • Learning Transfer
  • Performance Consulting
  • Performance Improvement
  • Post-Training Support
  • Training Delivery

Agenda - Day 1

Session One

Session runs from 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET.


  • How the business defines value from training.
  • Current state of the profession.
  • The two key questions that determine performance improvement.

D1: Define the Business Outcomes

  • A four-step method for clarifying what defines success.
  • A process for defining outcomes in terms business leaders understand.

D2: Design the Complete Experience

  • A discussion of all the factors needed to optimize outcomes.
  • Exercises to expand participants’ thinking beyond traditional course boundaries.

Intersession Assignments

  • Planning wheel, business knowledge, improve description.

Agenda - Day 2

Session Two

Session runs from 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET.

Review of D1, D2, and Intersession Assignments

D3: Deliver for Application

  • Application of learning research to bridge the learning-doing gap.
  • A process to link each learning initiative to strategic business needs.

D4: Drive Learning Transfer

  • Why learning transfer is the weakest link in most training programs.
  • Key elements of effective transfer management.

Intersession Assignments

  • Value chain, transfer climate scorecard, ideas for improvement.

Agenda - Day 3

Session Three

Session runs from 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM ETT.

Review of D1-D4 and Intersession Assignments

D5: Deploy Performance Support

  • Need to balance accountability and support.
  • Sources and systems for performance support.

D6: Document Results

  • Guiding principles for effective evaluation.
  • Practice applying these principles

Intersession Assignments

  • Performance support planner, evaluation plan, set and achieve goal for application.

Agenda - Day 4

Session Four

Session runs from 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET.

  • Review of D1-D6 and Intersession Assignments
  • Report-outs by participants on their application projects

Learning Objectives

At the completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Explain why training must always be linked to strategic business needs.
  • Educate business managers on when learning is—and is not—the solution to a performance issue.
  • Use the Outcomes Planning Wheel to identify business needs, expected behaviors, and conditions of satisfaction.
  • Explain the importance of defining a “New Finish Line” for training and apply it to a program of their own.
  • Define “cognitive overload” and explain its detrimental effect on learning.
  • List the key factors in the transfer climate and apply this knowledge to improve learning transfer following a specific training initiative.
  • List the times when performance support is especially valuable and its salient features.
  • Develop a relevant performance support strategy for a learning program for which they are responsible.
  • Explain the connection between measurement, the PDCA cycle, and process improvement.
  • Define the four guiding principles of program evaluation and apply them to a learning initiative.
  • Generate an evaluation plan that will produce relevant, credible, and compelling data.
  • Define and achieve a goal for applying one or more of the 6Ds to their own current work.

Target Audience

Who Should Attend:

  • All Learning Professionals or Anyone Responsible for Facilitating or Creating Training Content – managers, designers, facilitators, and leaders – who want to produce greater value from their efforts and move into a more strategic business partner role
  • Training Leaders Looking to Align a Team Around a Process

September/October Workshop

September 16, 23, 30 and October 21


Registration Rates

  • Member Pricing: $1295
  • Non-Member Pricing: $1494
    (Includes 1-year membership to LTEN)

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Meet the Facilitators

Andrew Jefferson

Andy Jefferson, JD

President & Chief Executive Officer, The 6Ds Company

Andy Jefferson, JD, is President and Chief Executive Officer for The 6Ds Company. He is a co-author of The Six Disciplines of Breakthrough Learning and of Getting Your Money’s Worth from Training and Development.

Roy Pollock

Roy V. H. Pollock, DVM, PhD

Chief Learning Officer, The 6Ds Company

Roy V. H. Pollock, DVM, PhD, is Chief Learning Officer of The 6Ds Company and co-author of The Six Disciplines of Breakthrough Learningand of Getting Your Money’s Worth from Training and Development.

100% Guarantee

We’re confident in our training seminars, and want you to be 100% satisfied! If you’re not satisfied for any reason, we’ll refund 100% of the seminar price. Simply call us, and we’ll promptly issue you a refund.