Here’s the question:
Would you utilize a free online video library of experiential learning activities that promote emotional intelligence, communication, team-building, and leadership skills in your staff?
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Here’s why I’m asking:
Problems with ‘soft skills’ are at the root of many challenging issues in healthcare such as; sentinel events, poor patient experience, burnout, and wasted resources. These are the skills I teach with medical improv and interactive workshops on communication and interpersonal skills. Here, we work at a depth where behavioral change is experienced and therefore internalized. Yet time and money budgets are limited and urgent tasks, ever-present.
Integrating powerful learning activities into clinical and administrative meetings could make a huge difference in all sorts of outcomes IF we can figure out a cost-effective way to do it.
Soooo…. I’m thinking of a ‘Kickstarter’ project that would fund the creation of the library and make it available to all healthcare facilities and leaders at no charge. I don’t want to give away the details, but in essence you’d be able to go to the online library and see an activity demonstrated that would empower you to teach it to your staff. Each would be framed with instructional materials that include objectives designed to meet CE criteria and debriefing points that focus on building these essential skills. I would imagine that you’d spend an hour or so in familiarizing yourself with the library and an intro video and an hour or so in prep time for the first time you teach an activity. Once done, however, you’d have a dozen or so experiential and fun learning activities that you could integrate into your staff meetings in your own creative ways.
Imagine an affordable way to build trust, empathy, communication skills, collaborative relationships, flexibility, spontaneity, creative problem-solving and more. At your fingertips.