...and foster compassionate care
...transform health professions education
The Teaching for Transformation: Summer Education Institute (SEI) is an annual 3 day faculty development program, taking place every June (next cohort scheduled for June 9-11, 2020). SEI brings together educators interested in the theory and practice of transformative education and critical pedagogies. SEI participants are interested in preparing health professions learners for the humanistic, social-relational aspects of health care practice and are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion. The program has been developed and will be offered in collaboration with the Centre for Ambulatory Care Education (CACE), Women’s College Hospital.
SEI was co-founded in 2016 by Lindsay Baker, Stella Ng, and Sarah Wright.
Our previous SEI cohort (2019) of participants shared the following thoughts with us about the program:
“Clearly a great deal of time and energy went into the creation of this course – it shows in its quality and content.”
“Facilitators were brilliant! Appreciated the humility, integrity, and honesty in their approach. So helpful that they shared a bit about their own process with us.”
“I loved how you modelled the egalitarian relationship between students and teachers. I enjoyed the experience of transformative education applied in this setting.”
“Lots of discomfort in a good way. I have made more peace with discomfort – this was transforming.”
“Challenging, energizing, exciting, eye opening, unsettling, powerful, thought provoking, necessary.”
The Summer Education Institute (SEI) was inspired by a growing need in health professions education and practice to prepare clinicians for a multitude of complex roles. For example, the health advocate, the collaborator, and the professional. These roles must be performed within a complex health care system that aims to support compassionate, equitable, and person-centered care orientations, while also managing limited resources, quality, safety, and accountability. Aligned with these needs, SEI brings together educators interested in the theory and practice of transformative education and critical pedagogies.
We invite health professions teachers/educators, clinicians, administrators, leaders, scholars, and others, to join us. SEI participants are interested in preparing health professions learners for the humanistic and social-relational aspects of health care practice (e.g. collaboration and advocacy).
SEI is a three-day intensive program, usually running 8:30am - 5pm with one evening event.
The format seeks to address the following:
The program will honour participants' own experience and expertise and will use a combination of dialogic, narrative, and arts-based approaches. An innovative "provocation and response" format will be used each day, successful examples of critical approaches in HPE shared, and a blend of theory and practice lessons will inspire reflection and action.
Transformative education approaches can support critically reflective practitioners in navigating practice challenges and changing systems. This program will discuss why and how to engage in transformative education in the health professions by offering teaching and assessment approaches well suited to addressing the social and relational aspects of care and commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
We will explore:
SEI will be held June 9-11, 2020. The program will involve 3 full days (8:30am-5pm) with one evening commitment (group social event). Participants must be able to attend all days.
Women’s College Hospital 76 Grenville St, Toronto, ON M5S 1B2 (Pink Cube)
$1000.00 CAD/person including materials and most meals.
Registration is open until May 15, 2020. Spaces are limited.
Participants who cancel their registration by April 1, 2020 will receive a full refund on the tuition fee. Those who cancel after April 1, 2020 but before May 15, 2020 can receive a 50% refund on the fee. Those who cancel after May 15, 2020 will not receive a refund on their fees. Participants are welcome to contact coordinator Farah (Farah.Friesen@unityhealth.to) should extenuating circumstances arise.
Lead Educator-Researcher, Centre for Faculty Development
Assistant Professor, Dept of Psychiatry, University of Toronto
Arrell Family Chair in Health Professions Teaching
Director of Research, Centre for Faculty Development
Assistant Professor, Dept of Speech-Language Pathology, University of Toronto
Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy, Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta
Assistant Adjunct Professor, John Dosse tor Health Ethics Centre
Senior Consultant, Corporate Learning and Leadership Development - Equity, Diversity and Human Rights, City of Toronto
Community Engagement Specialist, Family Health Team, St. Michael's Hospital, Unity Health Toronto
Professor of Medicine and Vice-Chair, Education, Dept. of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
F.M. Hill Chair in Humanism Education, Women's College Hospital
Educator, Geriatric Psychiatry, Mount Sinai Hospital
Black Health Theme Lead, MD Program, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Associate Program Director, Public Health and Preventive Medicine Residency Program, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
Clinical Consultant, Nicotine Dependence Clinic, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, OISE, University of Toronto
Professor, Department of Social Justice Education, OISE, University of Toronto
Program Coordinator, Social Justice Education Program, OISE, University of Toronto
Registration is now open until May 15, 2020 and costs $1000.00 CAD which includes materials and most meals.
Spaces are limited and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
SEI has received accreditation through the Centre for Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. Participants are eligible to receive Mainpro+ credits from the College of Family Physicians of Canada and/or Accredited Group Learning Activity (section 1) credits from Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.