Each generation brings with it new innovations in technology and adaptability that are quickly incorporated into our society. When it comes to understanding how individuals learn though, there appears to be a lag in shift from traditional learning models to more innovative methods. Much of how training and education is conducted is still in the old method of classroom-centric and instructor-led. And while innumerable studies have shown conclusive evidence that more effective learning and retention takes place in less formal settings, there is still a resistance to shift the paradigm. By incorporating the 70-20-10 rule, social learning theory, coaching, mentoring, peer-to-peer and action methods, and smart technology into today’s learning models across government, we will set a path towards success for current and future generations of learners in our workforce.