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The Science of Boosting Performance, Retention and Engagement: Joe Gruttadauria

  • August 12, 2014
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Bethel University, 5885 Ridgeway Circle #100, Memphis (near Poplar and I-240)


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The Science of Boosting Performance, Retention and Engagement

The concepts of spaced education are based on the original research conducted at Harvard Medical School, punctuated by real-life applications tied to business outcomes.

What you will learn:

  • The general principals of interval reinforcement and active recall, and the measurable impact they can have on the retention of information in long-term memory and behavior change
  • About the findings of a controlled study at Intuitive Surgical, makers of complex surgical robots, on how mobile reinforcement via spaced education following a live training event can deliver statistically similar outcomes to 1:1 coaching and mentoring; and perhaps one other application case study time permitting 
  • How the introduction of simple game mechanics into spaced education can significantly increase user engagement in learning, and thereby boost satisfaction and results.
  • Discuss methods for tying spaced education approaches to the business results/outcomes. 
About the Speaker

Joe Gruttadauria, Senior Vice President, Qstream

Joe Gruttadauria is a member of the senior team at Qstream that was responsible for the development of spaced education concepts. In nearly two dozen randomized trials, Qstream’s approach has been clinically proven to increase long-term retention and durably change on-the-job behaviors. In his global operations role for the company, Joe is responsible for working with some of the world’s largest organizations in life sciences, financial services and technology to define and implement solutions for driving high-performance teams – taking them to new levels of productivity and profitability.

Prior to joining Qstream, he led strategic initiatives for San Jose-based Clarity Consultants, a provider of learning and development expertise to global corporations. Early in his career, Joe held executive leadership roles for several successful enterprise software firms including Peoplefluent, Softscape and Centra Software, as well as senior sales, service, and business development positions at Oracle and SAP.


He has an MBA from the Rochester Institute of Technology, a BS in Business from State University of New York, and served as an adjunct professor for the graduate school of business at Philadelphia University. He can be reached at joeg@qstream.com.

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