Brain Strain to Brain Gain: Research Tested Techniques to Improve Student Learning and Retention | Recorded Webinar

HRDQ-U Webinar | Brain Strain to Brain Gain

60 minutes

Success includes not only strong retention, but also high-quality learning. It means that people are prepared for success in their personal and professional lives, and that they embody the values and behaviors that make their institution distinctive.

In this dynamic and interactive session, expert trainer Marc Ratcliffe will examine current brain science about learning and retention and provide a variety of research-tested activities and techniques for practitioners to improve the learning and retention of their participants. The hour-long session will also highlight anchoring techniques and explain the use of props and music as a means to reinforce a message and enhance the recall of content.

Attendees will learn

  • Reflect on brain facts and how these may influence our learners.
  • Identify key research to support the application of brain science in learning and teaching.
  • Examine 5 ways to help make the learning stick.
  • Discuss how to use props and music as an anchor for learning.

Who should attend

  • Managers and leaders
  • Human resources professionals
  • Trainers
  • Organizational development professionals


University of Bergen - Stanford University

Marc Ratcliffe is an award winning trainer, author and education entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of MRWED Training and Assessment, a private Australian Training Organization that specializes in Trainer Training. Marc continues to push the boundaries of “edu-tainment” and believes that participant interaction and fun are integral to the learning experience. He has been involved in Workplace and Vocational Education for 24 years and is an in-demand conference presenter and workshop facilitator having conducted more than 300 programs in a dozen countries since 2000.

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