Scenarios are one of the most effective forms of training–and video is a great way to present them.

PNH is a rare blood disease, and its treatment requires patients to take time off of work and often adjust the work that they do.

For their Living with PNH Toolkit, AA•MDS International Foundation wanted to go beyond sharing with patients the benefits they are entitled to under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). With a Scenario-Based Training Video produced by MiniMatters, they provided a tool to support patients in having the sometimes difficult conversation with human resources staff around using these benefits.

This video shows patients how such conversations might flow, in both an ineffective and an effective case, enabling patients to gain concrete techniques for their preparation and implementation themselves.

A short animated summary of the key training points, such as has been included at the end of this video, also confirms the highest priority take-aways for the viewer in a fresh and memorable format.

Benefits of Scenario-Based Training Videos

Scenario-Based Training Videos provide an edge in motivating learners and helping them retain information and use new skills. They place lower cognitive demand on the learners than, for example, a PowerPoint presentation or webinar based on the same information. And they often garner more interest and engage more of the senses. All this makes the learning more accessible and less challenging, something very important for people with a disease, who already have much on their minds.

Scenario-Based Training Videos are useful in many fields

The medical fields are big users of scenario-based training. For example, research from the National Institutes of Health and from a team in Turkey demonstrated that such training was effective during the COVID pandemic in helping future nurses gain the skills they needed as well as professional values and positive views of the profession.

Training videos with scenarios also have common uses in “uncomfortable” situations such as training to prevent sexual harassment or promote inclusion. And scenario-based training videos are frequently used in safety-related training.

Scenario-based video training is a good choice in any field if training cannot be done in person, would cost much more, and/or needs to be delivered repeatedly and consistently.

It’s worth considering if your organization can benefit from scenario-based video training.

Video Training Expertise from MiniMatters

MiniMatters produces a wide variety of scenario-based and other training videos. This Save the Children training video demonstrates how to do water sample testing, while this Sharps Disposal video quickly points out the three steps to safe disposal. With expertise in instructional design and video, MiniMatters is here to help you achieve your training goals. Just click the blue button to request your estimate.

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