Alda Medical Experience™

Medical professionals are under tremendous pressure to provide high quality health care at a fast pace, provide and process digital information, and communicate empathically with multiple stakeholders. These ever-increasing demands increase stress and cause burnout. According to prevailing research, one of the most powerful ways to prevent and reduce burnout is to improve communication among healthcare team members.

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The Alda Medical Experience helps healthcare professionals refocus their energies, reconnect with their passion for the work, and build strong professional relationships with their colleagues.

During this experiential workshop, healthcare teams explore additional ways to use empathy in clear and vivid communication. Effective and empathetic communication helps to reduce stress and improve morale for each individual on the team, preventing burnout and ultimately improving patient care.

The program includes a keynote and three modules, which can be offered individually, or stacked to create a comprehensive experience.

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Workshops on the Road

Organizations can host the Alda Medical Experience workshop and bring Alda-certified instructors to their facility. Workshops are designed for 16 or 32 individuals facilitated by one to four instructors.

Complete an inquiry form to learn more about bringing the Alda Center to your organization. A member of our Workshops Team will reach out to you to learn more about your needs.

Workshops in NYC

Individuals may attend one of our trainings in New York City. We offer the Alda Medical Experience in Manhattan approximately twice a year through our Immersion program.

Learn more about an NYC-based workshop.

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The Alda Medical Experience has three distinct modules: Team Communication, Negotiation, and Leadership. We strongly encourage organizations to pair one or more of the modules with a keynote presentation, which sets the tone for an immersive and effective experience.

Your organization may choose to include any, or all, of these modules in your training program.

Keynote

In this presentation, a member of the Alda Center medical team will share insights from academic research about building resilience and improving collaboration among healthcare teams, and introduce elements of the experiential Alda Method. This hour-long talk sets the stage for one or more immersive modules and may be tailored to your organization’s needs.

Team Communication

Participants examine their communication styles and create strategies to enhance collaboration among and across interdisciplinary teams. This module includes a tool to help foster direct, transparent, and empathetic communication in challenging conversations.

Team Communication is designed for physicians, nurses, ancillary staff, and trainees.

Negotiation

Participants learn to navigate and acknowledge assumptions, set appropriate goals, and analyze the roles of emotion, logic, perceptions, and persuasion in high-stakes interactions.

Negotiation is designed for mid-career and senior-level healthcare professionals.

Leadership

Focused on empowering healthcare professionals to take on or improve new leadership abilities, this module guides leaders to adapt their communication style to enable them to clearly share their vision and foster co-creation of meaning within their team. This module helps leaders learn to balance business logic with clinical, educational, and research agendas in their communication.

Leadership is designed for mid-career and senior-level healthcare professionals.

About the Alda Medical Experience

The highly interactive experience combines improvisational theater exercises and message-design techniques to help participants craft and deliver information that resonates. Applied improvisation creates strong, lasting interpersonal connections, and effective messaging strategies ensure participants can develop professional, effective communication for each of their audiences.

Our evidence-based curriculum leverages the Alda Method, which is informed by years of social science research, experience, and grounded in theory.