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These workshops are devoted to the enhancement of teaching skills with a look at career development and scholarship in education and are offered throughout the academic year. Each workshop is free to faculty in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto and for staff and physicians at St. Michael's Hospital, Providence Healthcare, and St. Joseph's Health Toronto. Registration is required.

The workshops 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.

If you are not a faculty member or do not work at St. Michael's Hospital, Providence Healthcare, or St. Joseph's Health Toronto, but are active in the teaching of health professionals at the University of Toronto, please feel free to register for workshops. A $50 registration fee will apply.

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October 2019
TLC Train the Trainer
  • Thu / Oct 24
    8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
  • 5.50 hours
Teaching for Learning and Collaboration Program - Train the Trainer (for participants who have completed at least 3/6 TLC Modules)

Goal:
To train past TLC participants so they are able to deliver the TLC program with full access to the teaching materials. 

Who can attend?
Train the Trainer participants must have completed at least 3 of the 6 TLC sessions.

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TLC
  • Tue / Oct 29
    8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
  • 1.50 hours
Teaching for Learning & Collaboration (TLC) Program: Module 1 – Setting The Educational Climate

Following a comprehensive literature review on effective teaching skills, the TLC program was developed. This longitudinal teaching skills program is informed by social constructivism, andragogy and reflective practice for multi-professional clinical faculty. The program consists of six modules where each session includes pre-readings, interactive delivery of theoretical content, the deconstruction of re-enacted video teaching simulations derived from multiple health professions, role plays, group discussion, feedback and goal cards.

TLC comprises 6 modules (each module will be 2 hours for the CFD workshops series 2018-2019). Participants are not required to attend all modules and can pick and choose which they attend. Those who do attend all 6 modules will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Centre for Faculty Development. Those who attend at least 3 modules can join the TLC Train-the-Trainer workshop.

**Modules are offered back-to-back. You can register for just one, or both, of the sessions.

For Module 2 (Identifying Learning Needs & Setting Objectives), please register separately.**

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TLC
  • Tue / Oct 29
    10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
  • 2.50 hours
Teaching For Learning and Collaboration (TLC) Program: Module 2 – Identifying Learner Needs And Setting Objectives

Following a comprehensive literature review on effective teaching skills, the TLC program was developed. This longitudinal teaching skills program is informed by social constructivism, andragogy and reflective practice for multi-professional clinical faculty. The program consists of six modules where each session includes pre-readings, interactive delivery of theoretical content, the deconstruction of re-enacted video teaching simulations derived from multiple health professions, role plays, group discussion, feedback and goal cards.

TLC comprises 6 modules (each module will be 2 hours for the CFD workshops series 2018-2019). Participants are not required to attend all modules and can pick and choose which they attend. Those who do attend all 6 modules will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Centre for Faculty Development. Those who attend at least 3 modules can join the TLC Train-the-Trainer workshop next time it is offered.

**Modules are offered back-to-back. You can register for just one, or both, of the sessions.

For Module 1 (Setting the Educational Climate), please register separately.**

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November 2019
Instructional Development
  • Wed / Nov 6
    5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • 3.00 hours
Planning for Competency-Based Education: Basics for Health Professions’ Educators

This workshop is for those who are health professions’ educational leaders responsible for designing field-based education using competency-based educational (CBE) models.

This workshop will be of interest to a diverse multi-professional group wanting to design for competency-based education (CBE) models. The participants explore case studies in CBE implementation from the perspectives of learners, faculty and education leaders as they integrate key CBE concepts such as developmental approaches; workplace assessments; feedback and coaching; and learner handover.

By the end of this workshop, learners will be able to: recognize and define the language of CBE; compare and contrast CBE learning, teaching and assessment approaches with traditional health professions’ education; describe the common challenges and enablers for the implementation of CBE into learning, teaching and assessment practices; and identify available resources to support local implementation of CBE.

Key Word(s): Curriculum Development; Workplace Based Teaching and Learning

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Instructional Development
  • Tue / Nov 19
    1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • 3.00 hours
Fundamentals in Curriculum Design

This workshop is for the health professional who is currently in, or considering an education role at their practice site and/or academic institution and who is new to curriculum design.

This introductory foundational workshop will provide participants with opportunities to explore principles related to curriculum design through a series of interactive exercises.  Participants will be challenged to think about their conceptions about core elements of curriculum design and the steps in the process, by reflecting on curriculum design projects they plan to initiate.  This workshop will explore how situational analysis can inform needs assessment and stakeholder mapping as participants embark on the curriculum design process.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to: explain how curricular orientations inform the design process; describe steps in the curriculum design process; and, articulate the value of situational analysis and how it informs needs assessment and stakeholder mapping.

Key Word(s): Curriculum Design 

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Scholarship in Education
  • Tue / Nov 26
    9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • 3.00 hours
Learning Theories and the Science of Learning

This workshop is designed for educators who would like to deepen their understanding of learning theories and how such theories can be applied to their daily education practice.

The practice of health professions education is complex and challenging. This workshop will help educators broaden their insights and perspectives on the challenges they face in their educational practice by establishing a foundational understanding of how theories of learning can inform their approaches to teaching and learning.

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to describe some key theories of learning used in health professions education.  Participants will also be able to apply select theories of learning to address common challenges in education practice. 

Key Word(s): Learning Science; Education Scholarship

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December 2019
Scholarship in Education
  • Thu / Dec 5
    1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • 3.00 hours
An Introduction To Academic Leadership

This is an introductory workshop for health professionals who are either contemplating leadership activities in their future or are already engaged in leadership positions that are smaller in scope or at a more junior level. 

The workshop will explore different concepts and models of leadership, drawing from the existing literature. We will discuss the benefits and possible reasons why participants might include a leadership role in their career portfolio.  Participants will engage in exercises to share and reflect on their own existing leadership abilities and approaches, as well as identify potential gaps in their skills and experience.  On this basis, participants will then work on developing action plans to help them further develop as leaders, including identifying appropriate resources and supports.

Participants who have already taken more extensive leadership courses/programs or are already in more senior leadership roles may find they have already covered this workshop’s material. Due to time constraints and focus, this workshop will not cover in detail specific skills and strategies used in leadership (e.g., negotiation skills, running meetings effectively).

Key Word(s): Leadership; Career Development; Mentorship

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TLC
  • Thu / Dec 5
    1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • 3.00 hours
TEACHING FOR LEARNING & COLLABORATION (TLC) PROGRAM: MODULE 7 – THE LEARNER IN DIFFICULTY: A PRACTICAL APPROACH

This Module is a new addition to the existing Teaching for Learning and Collaboration (TLC) Program.

Have you ever had a challenging or weak student? Did they continue to do poorly despite your feedback? This workshop will focus on how to approach the learner in difficulty and develop a plan to enable improvement.

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Scholarship in Education
  • Mon / Dec 16
    1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • 3.00 hours
Health Profession Education Research: Paradigms and Practice

This workshop is for health professionals who are currently pursuing or considering research and scholarship in the area of health professions education. This introductory review is aimed for intermediate or novice clinicians, academics, and/or individuals with an education role in their practice site and/or academic institution. Participants may be new to the field or may be looking for a comprehensive refresher to confirm their understanding.

This workshop aims to equip participants with knowledge of the critical concepts necessary to engage meaningfully in health professions education research and scholarship. During the workshop, a broad overview of health professions education research will be presented. Participants will be encouraged to reflect on how the concepts presented may apply or be represented in their own research or scholarship interests. Principal discourses in health professions education research will be discussed.

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to differentiate between research and scholarship, distinguish between methodology and methods, and be able to describe popular research paradigms. Participants will leave the workshop with an individualized action plan to foster their research and scholarship endeavors.

Key Word(s): Education Scholarship; Career Development; Academic

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Scholarship in Education
  • Tue / Dec 17
    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
  • 1.00 hours
Developing a Grant Proposal for Education Research or Scholarship

This 1-hour webinar will focus on building participants' knowledge of the key components to consider when developing an education research or scholarship grant proposal, with a focus for those considering applying to the Education Development Fund (EDF).

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January 2020
Career Development
  • Wed / Jan 15
    9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • 3.00 hours
The Art and Science of Giving and Receiving Feedback

This interactive and experiential workshop has been designed for all health professionals engaged in teaching and learning. Participants will have opportunities to reflect on both providing feedback from the teacher’s perspective and receiving feedback from the learner’s perspective and be able to compare and contrast different “conversational choices” (e.g., feedback and debriefing) available to the educator as part of their learning conversations. Participants will explore two evidence based models or conversational choices, including the R2C2 model and the advocacy inquiry model as practical examples.

Participants will want to take this workshop because it will expand their thinking about learning conversations and provide useful frameworks and tools that they can immediately apply to their teaching in simulation or clinical environments. The workshop facilitators will engage attendees with several learning formats including small group discussion, write/pair/share, and role playing with practice and discussion that will enable participants to apply what they learn to their teaching practices.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to describe a conceptual framework to support post experiential event discussions; compare and contrast different conversational choices for post experiential event discussions; and describe the various ways in which learners make sense of, use or take up information discussed during learning conversations.

Key Word(s): Learning Conversation; Assessment; Collaborative Learning

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Career Development
  • Tue / Jan 28
    9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • 3.00 hours
Teaching for Collaborative Learning and Team-Based Care

This fun, interactive, competency-informed workshop is designed for learners who are interested in exploring an introduction to collaborative learning, including how to facilitate curriculum that has already been developed.  In an increasingly complex health care system, collaborative learning and facilitation skills are required for collaborative learning and team-based care. This session is rich with rich with tips and tools, and designed around the Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative competencies.

By the end of the workshop, learners will be introduced to the evidence, best practices and principles for teaching collaboratively, and have the opportunity to practice collaborative learning facilitation.

Key Word(s): Collaborative learning, Leadership, Workplace Based Teaching and Learning

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February 2020
Instructional Development
  • Wed / Feb 19
    9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • 3.00 hours
Simulation 101: Introduction to Simulation Education

This workshop is for the health professional or educator who is considering implementing simulation education at their hospital site and/or academic institution. This interactive workshop is facilitated by an interprofessional faculty of simulation educators.  The workshop’s overarching goal is to provide a foundational overview of implementing simulation into current practice by broadly introducing essential concepts of simulation.   Participants will leave with a general understanding of simulation and how it can be used to enhance practice.

By the end of this workshop, the participants will be able to define simulation as a learning tool, describe essential concepts required to facilitate a simulation session, and identify opportunities to apply simulation to current practice.

Key Word(s): Simulation, Curriculum Development

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Scholarship in Education
  • Wed / Feb 26
    9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • 3.00 hours
Starting Your Education Scholarship Journey

This workshop is for health professionals who are beginning to engage in education scholarship/research, and are interested in starting/leading/collaborating on education scholarship projects. By the end of this workshop, participants will learn about the definition of education scholarship, how this definition is different in HPE than in other fields, the roles they can play on an education scholarship project, and how to make their work scholarly (including finding and using existing HPE literature).

Key Word(s): Career Development; Education Scholarship; Academic

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March 2020
Career Development
  • Wed / Mar 4
    9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • 3.00 hours
Patient Involvement in Health Professions Education

This workshop is for educators and/or people with lived experience of illness who are interested in patient involvement in health professions education. This workshop will create space for discussion and critical reflection on the myriad ways in which patients are and can be involved in health professions education (including involvement, engagement, partnership, and co-production). We will introduce a conceptual framework for understanding patient involvement more broadly, identify goals for involving patients, and discuss various practices of patient involvement and their ethical implications.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to discuss various practices of involvement, articulate the ethical and social complexities of these practices, and identify a learning plan to support their own efforts towards patient involvement in health professions education.

Key Word(s): Collaborative Learning; Curriculum Development; Social Justice; Power

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Career Development
  • Tue / Mar 10
    9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • 3.00 hours
Developing Skills As A Mentor

This workshop is aimed at individuals who have been, or are interested in becoming involved in the provision of mentoring to students and/or faculty in their program or organization. The session will focus on the development of participants' mentoring skills.

After participating in this workshop, participants will be able to: describe the elements of effective mentoring relationship; develop some of the skills that are required to establish and maintain mentoring relationships; and understand their role in the promotion of mentoring 'culture' in their organization

Key Word(s): Leadership; Mentorship

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TLC
  • Thu / Mar 12
    8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
  • 2.00 hours
Teaching for Learning & Collaboration (TLC) Program: Module 3 – Making Learning Stick

Following a comprehensive literature review on effective teaching skills, the TLC program was developed. This longitudinal teaching skills program is informed by social constructivism, andragogy and reflective practice for multi-professional clinical faculty. The program consists of seven modules where each session includes pre-readings, interactive delivery of theoretical content, the deconstruction of re-enacted video teaching simulations derived from multiple health professions, role plays, group discussion, feedback and goal cards.

**Modules 3 + 4 are offered back-to-back. You can register for just one, or both, of the sessions.

For Module 4 (Managing the Teaching Session), please register separately via the CFD workshops page http://cfd.utoronto.ca/workshops.**

Module 3: March 12, 2020 from 8:30am-10:30am
Module 4: March 12, 2020 from 10:40am-12:30pm

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TLC
  • Thu / Mar 12
    10:40 AM to 12:30 PM
  • 2.00 hours
Teaching for Learning & Collaboration (TLC) Program: Module 4 – Managing the Teaching Session

Following a comprehensive literature review on effective teaching skills, the TLC program was developed. This longitudinal teaching skills program is informed by social constructivism, andragogy and reflective practice for multi-professional clinical faculty. The program consists of seven modules where each session includes pre-readings, interactive delivery of theoretical content, the deconstruction of re-enacted video teaching simulations derived from multiple health professions, role plays, group discussion, feedback and goal cards.

**Modules 3 + 4 are offered back-to-back. You can register for just one, or both, of the sessions.

For Module 3 (Making Learning Stick), please register separately via the CFD workshops page http://cfd.utoronto.ca/workshops.**

Module 3: March 12, 2020 from 8:30am-10:30am
Module 4: March 12, 2020 from 10:40am-12:30pm

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Scholarship in Education
  • Thu / Mar 26
    9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • 3.00 hours
Anti-Oppressive Approaches to Care: Social Justice in Healthcare

This workshop is for the health professional who wants a dynamic training experience to start deepening their knowledge of intersectional anti-oppression frameworks and leadership practices. Participants will engage in activities and dialogue on approaches to understanding oppression, power, and justice to enable them to be reflective of and guide their clinical, teaching and education practice to promote compassionate interactions and challenge how current clinical practice, the environments in which we work in, and how we may teach learners may cause harm to individuals and communities.

Key Word(s): Anti-Oppression; Health Equity; Collaborative Learning; Collaborative Leadership; Intersectionality; Social Justice; Workplace Based Teaching and Learning; Classroom Based Teaching and Learning

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April 2020
TLC
  • Mon / Apr 13
    1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • 2.00 hours
TEACHING FOR LEARNING AND COLLABORATION (TLC) PROGRAM: MODULE 6 – FEEDBACK

Following a comprehensive literature review on effective teaching skills, the TLC program was developed. This longitudinal teaching skills program is informed by social constructivism, andragogy and reflective practice for multi-professional clinical faculty. The program consists of seven modules where each session includes pre-readings, interactive delivery of theoretical content, the deconstruction of re-enacted video teaching simulations derived from multiple health professions, role plays, group discussion, feedback and goal cards.

 **Modules 6 + 5 are offered back-to-back. You can register for just one, or both, of the sessions. Module 6 (Feedback) is offered first.

**For Module 5 (Checking In), please register separately via the CFD workshops page http://cfd.utoronto.ca/workshops

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TLC
  • Mon / Apr 13
    3:10 PM to 5:00 PM
  • 2.00 hours
TEACHING FOR LEARNING AND COLLABORATION (TLC) PROGRAM: MODULE 5 – CHECKING-IN

Following a comprehensive literature review on effective teaching skills, the TLC program was developed. This longitudinal teaching skills program is informed by social constructivism, andragogy and reflective practice for multi-professional clinical faculty. The program consists of seven modules where each session includes pre-readings, interactive delivery of theoretical content, the deconstruction of re-enacted video teaching simulations derived from multiple health professions, role plays, group discussion, feedback and goal cards.

 **Modules 6 + 5 are offered back-to-back. You can register for just one, or both, of the sessions. Module 6 (Feedback) is offered first.

**For Module 6 (Feedback), please register separately via the CFD workshops page http://cfd.utoronto.ca/workshops

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