We at Straightaway are big fans of storytelling. We use stories in our own solution to captivate students and give them a better emotional understanding of the job. You too can draw on your own experience to bring meaning to your instructor-led sessions through storytelling.
“As we all know, some stories are more effective than others. For example, we all have a relative who tells the same story at family gatherings—it seems to go nowhere and clears the room quickly. To avoid this fate, you must implement the key elements to effective storytelling that will ensure stories are both interesting and successful.”
“Cognitive psychologist Jerome Bruner maintains that facts are up to 22 times more memorable when presented in story form.”
“When people are more autonomous—that is, when people are motivated more by their value for the behavior, or by their interest and enjoyment of the behavior—they tend to be more persistent in their behavior, feel more satisfied, and have higher well-being overall.” –UMRC
“Given that this role is so crucial and shortages abound, in order to train and retain the best CNAs, it can be helpful to look at their needs during their certification training and once they’re on the job.”
This blog series will demystify the process of setting up a CNA training program in your facility. We will walk you through how we help you find classroom space, an instructor, obtain state regulatory approval, and navigate the tricky waters of change management so that your organization can confront the challenge of short staffing and be better off as a result.
The human mind is hardwired to discard any information it doesn’t readily use. Our brains attach weight to that which is practiced.
When it comes to supporting newly hired CNAs there are several things that are essential to success; however, none is more important than making sure CNAs have the proper support and guidance from their direct supervisors.
Facilitating is no easy task, you’re not only responsible for securing productive participation from all the individuals in the room, but also for guiding those individuals with different personalities and work styles to a common outcome.