Because the mental health of our health practitioners is of particular relevance right now, I wanted to extend the coverage of my last post, The Top 5 Reasons Why Your Hospital Needs An Experiential Personal Growth Program this fall. You really shouldn’t move forward in any hospital partnership without really understanding what’s at stake.
Here is Part II of Why Your Hospital Needs An Experiential Growth Program such as The ProMind Experience.
What is an experiential personal growth program?
As I said in my last article, an experiential personal growth program is one that engages people into an experience. We’ve essentially gamified ProMind, making it The ProMind Experience. By doing this, we’re engaging 8 common psychological triggers that motivate adults to take action.
Essentially, it is a holistic model for addressing the growth process without boring the living daylights out of our health practitioners. Sometimes it easier to wish away the 10 extra pounds of fat, but in reality, we all need to motivated by something. The ProMind Experience does just THAT – triggers motivation.
Experiential training for medical professionals is a rising topic of discussion. While some programs implement short leadership retreats for senior managers, others incorporate leadership in their regular trainee curriculum. If these programs are uniformly implemented across all employees, the early programs are of great value in developing a pipeline of future leaders.
Experiential personal growth programs such as The ProMind Experience puts employees at the center of what they need to know, and establishes the foundation for continued development in all areas of their lives. Besides, it supports the wellbeing of health professionals. We get them excited about making changes!
Psychologist David Kolb
Following the Chinese proverb, ”I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand”, Psychologist David Kolb, a pioneer in experiential learning, works on two levels: a four-stage cycle of learning and four separate learning styles.
Kolb identifies the following four components necessary for one to experience personal growth.
- Concrete experience – Active involvement in the experience
- Reflective observations – Analyzing the experience
- Abstract conceptualization – Drawing conclusions and evaluating what trainees have grasped.
- Active experimentation – Implementing what has been learned.
It is for the above reasons that an experiential personal growth is exactly what your hospital needs this fall.
Collaboration For Success
I’ll repeat myself from the last article, in case you missed Part I. Experiential personal growth programs accelerate development, as people get to work on real-time issues and immediately assess outcomes. The hidden benefit of this type of learning comes from the bond formed when colleagues collaborate during the Mindful Clinician Group experience. Furthermore, there is a collaborate and experiential learning component that occurs in the group coaching sessions – offered in addition to the Digital Program.
Those involved in our program have an incredible opportunity to experience growth. I see this happening around the second week, as engagement increases, and ownership of results deepens. This personal growth will be felt long after the coaching sessions, and completion of lessons and modules.
Let’s dive-in to another 5 more reasons why your hospital needs a partnership with Satori’s ProMind Experience.
Brings a stellar ROI
An experiential growth program in your hospital avails opportunities for employees to learn while they are in their normal flow of day-to-day work. This means less time off the unit, at a conference, or stuck in a boardroom.
However, while these two training options have their place, for the most part, keeping employees engaged through small short lessons each day, while learning and growing, provides a better ROI. The alternative is shipping them off to train somewhere else.
And oftentimes those workshops or in-services are solely focusing on enhancing their professional skills (foot care certification, non-violent intervention, intubation clinic, etc) and they require time away from their families.
Allows for accurate assessment of skills
Analyzing the data from our experiential program is very helpful, and provides everyone in the Mindful Clinician community valuable insight. The automation and gamification programs offer tremendous insight into the choices employees make during training. This can, in turn, help us figure out which strategies and lessons need more of our team’s focus and which are rock solid – offering you the same data.
Allows for reflection & builds personal commitment
By strategically adding certain features inside the program, an individual must reflect on what he has learned for the learning to enter into the body. The ProMind Experience believes that only through sharing one’s new belief system and committing collectively to new behaviours with one’s colleagues that change happens.
We are not only creating a community of health practitioners to share their concrete experiences, but we are creating a transformative community that will keep everyone accountable to their own goals, desires, and dreams. A big part of being happy involves using your imagination in powerful ways – that goes one step further to Kolb’s Reflective Observation mentioned earlier.
Strengthens team and employee engagement and builds a strong hospital culture.
Experiential personal growth combines the process of personal development with team goals. The combination aligns with high levels of engagement to help them become a high-performance team. Altogether, the participants gain the ability to see relationships in complex systems and practice the ability to ”zoom out” and get a clear perspective of things from a whole new level.
The individual has dreams that are deeply personal and deserves the opportunity to come alive in due time. As an HR, when you allow your team to participate in experiential learning, it allows them to learn the job they are hired to do and augment the culture of your company, by being more present and mindful of their personal power.
For this reason, the hospital management needs to be aware of the type of culture they want to create and cultivate it in all their employees. Experiential personal growth program, microlearning, gamification, geofencing; it’s a whole new world of training out there – and Satori’s taken it on full-swing ahead.
Experiential programs are quickly becoming a favourite among HR and training professionals, as well as employees, because it creates the conviction, connect the training experience to the real world, and delivers measurable results. Not forgetting to mention how Satori’s program makes personal growth and development fun and engaging.
Therefore as you design your employee stress management, and resiliency-development initiatives, remember to incorporate multiple teaching-learning methodologies and be sure to consider our 6-module online experiential personal growth programs.
In The ProMind Experience, we recognize that in order for successful learning to be achieved, participants must be confronted by an experience of how it might be difficult for most people to ask for help, especially from the help offered from internal resources.