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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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May 2018
Scholarship in Education
  • Tue / May 15
    9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • 2.50 credits
Bringing a Sociological Lens to Health Professions Education Research (May session)

Much of the qualitative research we do in the domain of health professions education (HPE) research draws on methodologies and techniques from the discipline of sociology (e.g., sampling, interviewing, coding and analyses techniques). HPE researchers have become skillful in the use of these techniques for conducting research. However, the theoretical lenses sociologists possess when constructing a research problem have not been adequately taught, explored, or used in HPE research. The goal of this three hour workshop is to introduce participants to sociology and to conceptual thinking. The first part of the workshop will be in a lecture format examining, “What is sociological thinking?” The second part will be interactive and include hands-on activities.

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Instructional Development
  • Wed / May 16
    1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
  • 2.25 credits
Teaming: Part 1 - How to collaborate, learn and innovate successfully without the benefit of stable team structures

**Please note that it is strongly recommended that individuals attend both sessions. If someone only can do one session, the facilitator recommends Part 1.

Part 2 builds on Part 1 and the applied work in between, so joining for part 2 only would be difficult.**

In organizations such as hospitals, excellence in care delivery often requires flexibility, agility, and adaptability, which in turn makes stable teams increasingly rare. The complex and dynamic nature of this work requires teams to form very quickly, work with extraordinary precision and efficiency, learn from failure and then disband as soon as the task is complete.  Individuals in such organizations must be equally agile, flexible and able to adopt the teaming mindset and skills with increasing frequency. This two-part workshop introduces the concept of teaming in an interactive and applied way. Participants are strongly encouraged to apply for both workshops.

Part one of this workshop will introduce the concept of teaming. Participants will examine the teaming framework, the dynamics of collective learning and working in fluid teams, and the common boundaries that hinder collaboration. Participants will be asked to apply selected tools introduced in the first part of the workshop to their practice during the interim period between the workshops.

This is part 1 of 2.

Please see description of and register for Teaming Part 2 at: https://cfd.utoronto.ca/workshops/details/1557

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Instructional Development
  • Wed / May 30
    1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • 3.00 credits
Making Workplace-based Assessment Work for Trainees, Supervisors and Training Programs

Workplace-based assessments are an increasingly popular strategy to assess medical trainees' competencies in real clinical environments. The validity, utility, and fairness of workplace-based assessments are still debated, but recent medical education publications have shed light on ways to optimize the quality of workplace-based assessments. During this workshop, we will discuss how to design and implement workplace-based assessments that work for trainees, supervisors, and training programs.

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June 2018
TLC
  • Mon / Jun 11
    8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
  • 2.00 credits
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 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.

 **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

  • Module 6 (Feedback):             May 15, 2017 from 8:30am-10:30am
  • Module 5 (Checking In):          May 15, 2017 from 10:30am-12:30pm

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TLC
  • Mon / Jun 11
    10:40 AM to 12:30 PM
  • 2.00 credits
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 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.

 **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

  • Module 6 (Feedback):              May 15, 2017 from 8:30am-10:30am
  • Module 5 (Checking In):          May 15, 2017 from 10:30am-12:30pm

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Instructional Development
  • Thu / Jun 14
    1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
  • 2.25 credits
Teaming: Part 2 - How to collaborate, learn and innovate successfully without the benefit of stable team structures

**Please note that it is strongly recommended that individuals attend both sessions. If someone only can do one session, the facilitator recommends Part 1.

Part 2 builds on Part 1 and the applied work in between, so joining for part 2 only would be difficult.**

In organizations such as hospitals, excellence in care delivery often requires flexibility, agility, and adaptability, which in turn makes stable teams increasingly rare. The complex and dynamic nature of this work requires teams to form very quickly, work with extraordinary precision and efficiency, learn from failure and then disband as soon as the task is complete.  Individuals in such organizations must be equally agile, flexible and able to adopt the teaming mindset and skills with increasing frequency. This two-part workshop introduces the concept of teaming in an interactive and applied way. Participants are strongly encouraged to apply for both workshops.

Part two of the workshop will begin with a moderated discussion about selected teaming concepts and about the tools applied in the interim period between the workshops. Subsequent work will focus on teaming and learning from failure, and on the execution of teamwork with a learning mindset - a hallmark of teaming.  

This is part 2 of 2.

Please see description of and register for Teaming Part 1 at: https://cfd.utoronto.ca/workshops/details/1555

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October 2018
TLC Train the Trainer
  • Thu / Oct 11
    8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
  • 4.50 credits
Teaching for Learning and Collaboration - Train the Trainer

The goal of this session is to train past TLC participants so they are able to disseminate the program at their own sites. At the end of the session, participants will be given full access to the teaching materials to use. This session is free for those who are eligible.

** Note: Registrants must have completed at least three TLC modules to be eligible to participate in TLC Train the Trainer

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