I think the best training formats have been when meaningful discussion was had.
Not when cutesy openers were utilized, or games were played halfway through when I had to work with others to find a conclusion to something ...
... or worse yet, as a group, come up with xyz and how they relate to the specific values of the hospital i.e Integrity, Compassion, Leadership!
Especially at the end of a long shift. I showed those values all night long.
I don’t envy those in the educator role, truly. But there are times that some educators (not you, necessarily, but in general) have no clue what the target audience actually brings to the table and omg is it frustrating.
I’ve had trainers chirp at me about compassion after a shift in which a patient passed on me and I spent a great deal with the family. And then make me do some team building activity on compassion “to make it stick!” ... instead of me sleeping that shift away.
It can be so frustrating.