The CFD provides a number of programs and supports intended to enhance skills in health professions teaching, education, education research, and academic leadership. View our summary of the CFD’s full menu of programs to determine which may best meet your needs. For more details on each program click the title(s) in the blue column.
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This program introduces participants to the language and frameworks of anti-oppression and social justice. It explores how the Canadian healthcare system continues to discrimination and oppress many groups. Participants will be asked to critically reflect on their own biases, assumptions and behaviours; interrogate organizational practices and policies; and identify ways to use their social power to disrupt, reshape, and reimagine our workplaces and institutions.
Building the Foundations of Anti-Oppressive Healthcare is offered in partnership between the Centre for Faculty Development (CFD) and Office of Inclusion and Diversity (OID).
Best Practice in Education Rounds (BPER) are co-hosted by the Centre for Faculty Development and The Wilson Centre. BPER links the theory and practice of health professions education with invited speakers from local, national and international contexts.
BPER is offered through Zoom and is open to anyone interested in attending. Registration is required. Zoom details will be provided after registration. BPER is recorded and past rounds are archived on this site.
The Best Practice in Education Rounds are accredited group learning activities as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. They are also accredited group learning activities as defined by the College of Family Physicians and Surgeons.
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The Stepping Stones Program (SSP) is our foundational program at the Centre for Faculty Development (CFD). It provides support to health professionals in their multiple roles as teachers, educators, academic leaders, scholars, and advocates. This introductory level program is aligned with other CFD programming which provides more advanced content in the same areas.
Registration is required.
This program is a 7 module longitudinal teaching skills program for multi-professional clinicians in healthcare. The program is relevant to the varied teaching contexts of multi-professional faculty and allows participants to share their teaching experiences and employ common teaching theory and behaviours together. This program is offered as part of the Education Scholars Program curriculum as well as part of the Centre’s workshop series.
Teaching for Transformation: Summer Education Institute (SEI) is an annual 3-day faculty development program, taking place every June. SEI brings together educators, clinicians, administrators, leaders, and scholars interested in the theory and practice of transformative education and critical pedagogies. SEI participants strive to prepare health professions learners for the humanistic, social-relational aspects of health care practice with a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. SEI uses a combination of dialogic, narrative, and arts-based approaches.
Registration is required.
This longitudinal leadership development program for health professional educators fosters academic excellence, creativity and scholarly productivity in education. The program builds capacity by enhancing competence in education leadership, scholarship, curriculum and teaching thus facilitating opportunities for advancement.
An application process is required.
The Education Research Community (ERC) is an interdisciplinary mix of aspiring education researchers made up of administrators, educators, and clinical teachers from varied roles, professions, and experience levels with research. No registration is required. Everyone is welcome!
There are 3 formats for the sessions:
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In the NEAL program, participants develop the mindsets and capabilities to successfully lead their division, program, research, education or other academic unit and help enable the success of their academic teams. Specifically, they become competent in the four practices of academic leadership: intrapersonal, interpersonal, organizational and system. After every module of the NEAL program, participants will walk away with actionable tools and frameworks that they can apply immediately when they return to work. We believe that their learning should be immediately relevant and last long after the program is finished.