I am preparing for a long meeting of an organization where I am an active volunteer and reading preparation materials in advance. Because we work with children and vulnerable adults we undergo something described as Sexual Misconduct Training.
That title here is a good example of a misnomer – and it also reflects an error in thinking. Rather than making something that we don’t want go away, we need to focus on the desired result – a safe and caring place for everyone demonstrated by behaviour that is defined, understood and practised. As it stands, the title sounds like training in the exact thing that we don’t want.
Rather than fixing problems, focusing on a desired outcome is a good plan for both training descriptions and strategy formation.