PulseHealth™ in conjunction with Enterprise Ireland held a round table industry briefing with senior health executives from the Australian health care sector. PulseLearning’s global CEO Jim Breen and PulseLearning’s Australasia Director Marc Niemes facilitated this session.
John Ballard former CEO of Mercy Health Group chaired the discussion on
“People Strategy: attraction and retention of a health care workforce, global strategies local action”
In John’s seven years with Mercy Health, they received numerous accolades and awards for the management and care of staff in their support of patients. In this intimate round-table setting, attendees were able to interact in an active dialogue with industry peers and John about best practices in skilling and managing their staff resources.
This event was a great success. Thanks to everyone who attended and we look forward to meeting with you again in the near future.
If you would like to find out more about John Ballard, click here.
Way back in the 1970s, Malcolm Knowles identified the following six principles of adult learning:
• Adults are internally motivated and self-directed
• Adults bring life experiences and knowledge to learning experiences
• Adults are goal oriented
• Adults are relevancy oriented
• Adults are practical
• Adult learners like to be respected
In plain language, this can be re-worded like so:
• Adults don’t like to jump through hoops just because someone else says they should.
If they are given an exercise, it better relate to their life and work, or they’ll just go through the motions to get through it.
• Adults want to understand what they are learning.
They don’t like a lot of conceptual mumbo jumbo, except to provide context. They crave examples that connect what they already know to the new skill they need to learn.
• Adults want to get something out of what they’re learning.
For example, they want to learn how to bake a pie, not the ingredients in a pie pastry. What good is learning about pie pastry ingredients if they can’t use them in any way?
• Adults don’t want to learn your job.
They want to learn something that applies to their job. Some context is helpful to understand why certain things are required in an organization. But other than that, the information isn’t helpful.
• If they’re selling widgets, adults don’t want to learn about the history of widgets.
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