COVID has derailed educational opportunities for hospital trustees across this country. Hospitals that depend on travel and in-person conferences are turning to iProtean for answers. As a virtual board education company, we have developed a robust education strategy that has proven to increase learner engagement. In fact, during COVID, we have seen an 80% increase in education activity among our hospital trustee learners. Outlined below are 5 key strategies that you can initiate today.
A post-pandemic world makes it is harder for a trustee to travel. Therefore, education must be accessible anytime, anywhere.
Offering a virtual education opportunity that can be consumed by the trustee from their computer is a must-have. iProtean offers a board education platform that can deliver courses directly to the trustee's desktop and mobile devices. In addition, we offer a virtual experience that brings distinguished subject matter experts straight into the boardroom.
Make learning a part of your success plan. Create consistent engagement among your trustees by making it a priority across the entire hospital system. Impart a mindset that learning is not optional, but mandatory.
Discuss the importance of education, agree that learning will become a priority and add it to your bylaws. In addition, we ask all of our trustees to take the "iProtean Pledge" - a commitment to learning and ongoing education.
Information overload is a problem when asking someone to self-manage their learning. Instead, provide the board member with various trusted resources and create clear learning goals each year.
Our recommendation is to evaluate the learning needs of your organization and individual trustees. Then, create a learning pathway of scheduled courses for each individual. iProtean has a built-in calendar feature that allows us to schedule courses with due dates to keep learners on track.
If education is not measurable, then an organization has no way of knowing what, when and how a board member is learning. Measurable education will ensure that trustees have the appropriate knowledge to make decisions that generate positive outcomes for the organization.
Our recommendation is to utilize technology to track the learning progress for each trustee. iProtean has a built-in reporting tool that allows your hospital to review both the high-level metrics as an organization and the micro-data for each trustee.
COVID has forced everyone to rethink how they spend money. In-person education, conferences and travel costs have diminishing marginal returns. Instead, allocate resources that maximize outcomes with ongoing eduction.
Our recommendation is to leverage virtual learning that scales education across the entire board. iProtean's platform allows trustees to consume on-demand video courses and provides live group presentations delivered digitally to the boardroom.
iProtean is a virtual board education company that curates, produces and distributes relevant content to hospital trustees. We package over 70 courses in Finance, Governance, Mission & Strategy, Quality and Technology & Innovation into a digital interface that can be accessed by board members from their desktop or mobile devices. Take a tour of our platform below.