A complete list of all of our program offerings

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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Health Professional Teaching Skills - MOOC

Formerly Acessible Resources for Teaching (ART)

The Centre for Faculty Development in partnership with University of TorontoX is launching our first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on These courses (formerly Accessible Resource for Teaching – ART) will highlight foundational, intermediate and more advanced areas of teaching and learning for health professional teachers that can be applied directly to their teaching context and practice.

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Best Practice in Education Rounds (BPER)

These one hour presentations focus on faculty development topics and include concepts from a variety of education perspectives, linking education research with practice. Presentations are video and web-cast and past rounds are archived on this site. Our rounds are an accredited group learning activity as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. They are also an accredited group learning activities as defined by the College of Family Physicians and Surgeons.

BPER is co-sponsored and organized by our Centre and The Wilson Centre. Presentations originate from St. Michael's Hospital and are video-cast to various GTA locations.

No registration is required.


We are pleased to now offer BPER live via Periscope. Periscope is an app that allows us to broadcast live and for anyone who has the app to view the presentation as it is happening or afterwards in the archive. You can download the Periscope app for Apple or Android devices for free and it is very easy to use. There is also a chat function so that you can interact with others while watching the presentation.

Upcoming Sessions Video Archive of Past Sessions


Workshops are devoted to the enhancement of teaching skills as well as mentoring, career development, scholarship in education and leadership. Anyone involved in the teaching of health professional is eligible to register. Workshops are free for faculty in the Faculty of Medicine (FoM), University of Toronto (UofT) and for employees of St. Michael’s Hospital (SMH). If you are not a faculty member in the FoM, UofT or a St. Michael’s Hospital employee, but are active in the teaching of health professionals, a fee of $50 will apply.

Our workshops meet the accreditation criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and have been accredited for 3.5 MAINPRO-M1 credits per each workshop (unless otherwise noted). Workshops have also been approved as an Accredited Group Learning Activity under Section 1 of the Framework of CPD options for the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada - 3.5 hours per workshop (unless otherwise noted).

Registration is required.

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Stepping Stones Teacher Development Program

This accredited certificate program is for those interested in an immersion in teacher training and exploration of educator roles. Program candidates participate in eligible workshops and in a teaching and learning theory journal club. After completion of the program, the Stepping Stones Teacher Development CE Certificate will be awarded. Both faculty and non faculty members are welcome to enroll. The program fee is $650 for faculty in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto and for St. Michael’s Hospital employees. The fee is $850 for others.

Registration is required.

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Teaching for Learning and Collaboration (TLC) Program

This program is a 6 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.

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Teaching for Learning and Collaboration (TLC) Program Train-the-Trainer Workshop

The TLC Program is a 6 module teaching skills program for multi-professional clinicians in healthcare. The 6 modules are offered as part of the Education Scholars Program curriculum as well as part of the Centre’s workshop series. Due to the popularity of TLC, the Centre has developed a workshop to train past TLC participants to teach the program – a capacity building approach.

Currently, an offering of this workshop is not scheduled. Please visit this site again in the future as information will be posted on scheduled sessions.

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Summer Education Institute

This three-day intensive program will immerse participants in timely and relevant education topics. This year's focus will be on "Teaching for Transformation". The program has been developed and will be offered in collaboration with the Centre for Ambulatory Care Education (CACE), Women’s College Hospital.

Registration will be required.

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Education Scholars Program (ESP)

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.

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Education Research Community

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.

There are 2 formats for the sessions:

  1. Guest Lecture (a lesson from an invited guest)
  2. Open Session (ERC members bring their own work and get feedback from the group, e.g. abstract or presentation for conference)

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New and Evolving Academic Leaders Program (NEAL)

Are you in a new leadership role?
Would you like help solving your leadership challenges?
Consider the NEAL Program!

Academic leaders are often selected for their roles based on their academic expertise with little, if any, leadership development. NEAL is specifically designed to fill that gap. The goal of the NEAL program is to foster a productive, visionary and collaborative academic leader in the Academic Health Science Network. 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.

The next class of the program will begin in September 2017. The early bird application deadline for this class is April 17, 2017 and the final application deadline is June 2, 2017.

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