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Chiropractic Training Doesn't Cost – It Pays

Updated: Jun 23, 2023



"The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write,

but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn." Alvin Toffler


I just returned from a Parker Chiropractic Seminar. (Photo below.)


There were some excellent topics and knowledgeable and informative speakers. I met some wonderful chiropractors and staff, attended a few classes, and learned new things. And, as always, was thankfully reminded of old things.


Some doctors brought their staff. This can be expensive, I know. But it is worth it.


Employee education is essential. First of all, it pays off. Case studies of individual companies show that financial returns vary between an increase of 30% to even as much as 7,000%!*


Stats show that companies invest in employee training. For example, on average, smaller companies (from 100-999) spent $1,678 in 2022 and 67 hours per employee. The total spent on employee training in the U.S. in 2022 was 101 billion.**

This means that even if it costs $5,000 to take your team to a training seminar, you should see an extra $1,500 in collections on top of the money you've already spent.


People want to do their best but need the knowledge to do so. I often refer to the Self-Determination Theory, which, through research, has shown that all of us have an inherent desire for advancement and improvement. Good training supports this intrinsic goal.


Providing training for your staff shows that they are an integral part of providing patient care and achieving practice success. It demonstrates your respect for their value as team members.


The world is changing mighty fast -- as you know. The Parker seminar had two keynote speakers discussing critical social and health-related issues that are rapidly developing and will impact practices. I will report on this next week. Staying current with evolving technology and social trends allows you and your team to stay innovative and in better touch with your community.


Parker has great classes, but there are many other practical seminars. In the fall, most state associations have conferences with training programs within driving distance of your office. And beyond seminars, there are online courses, books, and your personal teaching.


I often encourage doctors to assign staff to read relevant books, sections of books, or specific videos and bonus them for doing so. The staff can present what they learned at a team meeting so everyone learns.


It is easy to feel we don't have the time or the money to invest in training – for ourselves or our staff. But with deliberate practice and coaching, training improves performance and income.


Like chiropractic, training doesn't cost – it pays!


Seize the future through study and training,


Ed



Goal Driven Team at Parker Chiropractic Seminar
Linda Skiles, Ed Petty, Phyllis Frase-Charrette at Parker Chiropractic Seminar


References:

Toffler: "Rethinking the Future: Rethinking Business, Principles, Competition, Control & Complexity, Leadership, Markets, and the World" (1998m Rowan, Toffler)


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