Capitalize on the First Minutes Together: Positively Engage Your Learners from the Start with An Opening Activity


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In an environment where skills and competencies are paramount for a nurse to care for patients and perform their job role, the effectiveness of teaching and the retention of information is critical.

Are you leveraging the initial, crucial moments of your educational programs, meetings, or training sessions to their fullest? Join Michele Deck and Kahuna as we dive into strategies designed to help you invest in your human capital to build positive relationships and engage with learners from the very beginning of each session to set a positive and productive tone.

  • Discover innovative opening strategies to captivate your learners in the first few minutes of each session, a time proven to be important in setting the stage for successful learning experiences.
  • Gain practical, ready-to-use activities tailored for nursing education to enhance your learner’s experience.
  • Examine ways to shift focus and attention that are most conducive to maximizing memory. 

Meet the Speaker

Michele Deck

Michele Deck


Michele Deck is an internationally renowned presenter, author, and educator, and is the co-founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of G.A.M.E.S., a company that provides seminars for any organization and specializes in adult learning and interactive teaching methods. She is also CEO of Tool Thyme for Trainers, a company she founded that supplies the most innovative and creative presentation tools available to educators worldwide. Her extensive travels have resulted in thousands of people who gained valuable expertise in adult education and training, from Australia to Scotland, Canada to Taiwan.

Michele is an author, educator, and speaker who is known for her innovative teaching methods in the field of health care education and training. She has been training educators and trainers full-time for the last twenty-seven years.  She has won the “Excellence in Nursing” has also been selected as a “Great 100 Nurse in Louisiana” and was elected to the Sigma Theta Tau National Nursing Honor Society. The Association of Nurses in Professional Development named her the recipient of the prestigious Belinda Puetz Award. She was on the editorial board of JNSD for nine years. She was named  “Business Woman of the Year” two years in a row by the National Business Council. She received the Margaret L. Messore Lectureship award from the Magnolia Chapter of SUNA. She is a past president of Lamaze International AND Accreditation Chair.  She has authored twelve books on innovative ways to teach nursing and healthcare content.