Programs and Workshops

Programs

TEMEP

The Teaching Excellence in Medical Education Program is designed to help you solidify fundamental teaching skills, learn relevant educational theory, and explore more advanced topics in medical education. 

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PLUS

Practical Leadership for University Scholars is a highly-interactive multi-part program focused on developing you as a leader, putting your leadership into action, and honing your leadership in particular and relevant areas. Courses build on one another but can still be taken individually or out of order.

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CSM Leadership Program

This longitudinal program builds leadership capacity, hones your people management, and develops business skills. Participation in this program is by nomination only, through your department head. Contact OFD@ucalgary.ca for more information.

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Career Development Workshops


How to Get Promoted (Clinical Faculty)

Are you curious about the promotion criteria for faculty with a Clinical Appointment at the University of Calgary? Together, we will explore some common challenges for those seeking promotion within this stream, and highlight key strategies to make the process easier.

Objectives:

  • Describe the criteria needed for promotion through clinical appointment ranks
  • Describe how best to document your academic performance to support your promotion goals

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New Faculty Orientation: How to Be a Successful Faculty Member, with Q&A

Whether you spend the majority of your time teaching, researching or in clinic, this orientation has something for you. If you have yet to attend an orientation with the Office of Faculty Development, now is your chance! Let us help you navigate the Cumming School of Medicine.

Objectives:

  • Explain how the leadership structures of the Faculty impact you.
  • Describe the roles, responsibilities, and interrelatedness of departments, divisions, and institutes
  • Identify how to access resources critical to your success and safety
  • Talk with your department head about important career development issues

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New Faculty Orientation: Introduction to Research at CSM

New to research at CSM? Learn the tips and tricks from the experts: how to get funding, how the processes work, mapping a plan for success and common pitfalls you might encounter. Kick-start your research project today!

Objectives:

  • Identify sources of funding
  • Understand the process of preparing a grant proposal
  • Map out a plan for successful completion
  • Become aware of common pitfalls

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How to Make the Media Work for You

Do you ever get asked to speak to the media but feel like you might not be the right person? Do you wish you could promote your work through the media but wouldn’t even know where to begin? This session will give you a place to start using real-life examples, guided by experts from the CSM Communications team.

Objectives:

  • Describe how the media works and how to position your research/expertise to draw media attention
  • Discuss the different types of media and what's required for each form (online/print/radio/TV/trade publications)
  • Identify the fundamental "dos" and "don’ts" in communicating with the media

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Managing People for Faculty Members

Do you want to spend more time in your lab/clinic/classroom and less time on the phone with HR? This is the essentials to help you avoid common HR pitfalls. Whether your question is about how a hire will impact your budget or managing complex situations, this workshop has something for you.

Objectives:
By the end of this workshop, you will understand:

  • Your accountability as a manager at the UofC
  • The key steps in the hiring process, and how long you should expect it to take
  • The resources available to you to help you successfully manage people
  • How to avoid common HR pitfalls that may impede your research

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Difficult Conversations

From time to time, all of us have to carry out a conversation about difficult issues. Whether it's with people you report to, your colleagues, or the people that report to you; these conversations aren't easy. If you have struggled with difficult conversations, this workshop is for you. In this workshop you will learn how to keep your emotions in check as you work to build common understanding around difficult issues, and work towards an effective solution for all parties.

Objectives:

  • Describe common challenges in holding conversations about difficult issues
  • Describe how to re-order a conversation, resulting in an effective conversation about difficult issues
  • Apply the approach to real conversations about difficult issues

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Presentation Skills & Feedback

Want to improve your presentation skills and become more comfortable delivering feedback to peers and trainees?  This interactive, "flipped classroom" workshop will cover the basics of creating and delivering great presentations, skills widely applicable to lecturing, giving rounds, and presenting at conferences and many other settings. Participants will also learn and practice giving effective feedback to peers and trainees.

Objectives:

  • Explain why presentation software is used poorly
  • Apply the three steps for effective presentations:  restrained preparation (audience analysis coherence, organization), simple slides (visual design principles) and natural delivery (interaction, tangibility)
  • Apply key principles of typography, image and video editing tools

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How to Develop Your Career as a Medical Educator

In this interactive workshop, you will explore the key habits that successful medical educators embrace, and spend time developing your own customized plan to move forward.  The session is capped off with a peer consultation exercise that will provide you with unparalleled insight into your future career plans.

Objectives:

  • Articulate your career goals as a medical educator
  • Describe key habits that enable success for medical educators
  • Determine your own educator career growth areas

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Upcoming Career Development Workshops


Teaching Development Workshop


Cultivating Humanism in Healthcare

Humanism is an important philosophical underpinning to the practice of medicine at CSM. In this interactive two-day session, learn how humanism can enrich your medical practice and how to incorporate humanism in your teaching.

Objectives:

  • To enhance faculty capacity to teach and role model humanism
  • To develop skills for integrating humanism into clinical care
  • To foster a community of practice for humanistic clinical care

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How To Be A Great Mentor

In this highly-interactive workshop, you will learn the key elements of providing great mentorship. We will look at what the research tells us, share successful strategies, and try some new things out.

Objectives:

  • Describe what makes people passionate about mentoring
  • Describe what makes a mentor "great"
  • Assess the worthiness of a potential mentorship relationship
  • Identify key areas for you to focus on to improve your mentoring even more

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Developing a Teaching Dossier and Teaching Philosophy Statement

Many grants, awards, and promotion criteria require that you have a teaching dossier and philosophy statement. This workshop helps you not only to create these documents, but also to learn more about yourself as an educator.

Objectives:

  • Describe the key components of a teaching dossier and philosophy statement
  • Select and present data and documentation that provides evidence of the scope and quality of your teaching practice
  • Prepare a teaching dossier that aligns your core teaching and learning beliefs to the scope

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Small Groups and Bedside Teaching

Simple tips and strategies for improving small groups and bedside teaching! This interactive "flipped classroom" workshop will introduce participants to the basics of small group learning, and provide tools to guide bedside teaching and teaching procedural skills. These simple techniques will improve the effectiveness and enjoyment of teaching.

At the workshop, each participant will have the opportunity to:

  • practice small group facilitation techniques
  • practice the One Minute Preceptor and/or SNAPPS method for clinical teaching using role playing
  • practice teaching a skill using Peyton’s 4 step approach
  • practice how to give effective feedback using Pendleton’s invitation method

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Learning Objectives & Evaluation

Have to design learning objectives and an evaluation framework for a program? In this workshop you will learn the how to create learning objectives that clearly communicate your program’s expected outcomes for learners and facilitators. You will also learn how to evaluate your program’s effectiveness in achieving its own stated objectives.

Objectives:

  • Apply the suggested model to help create effective learning objectives
  • Describe appropriate settings for the use of multiple choice questions in evaluation
  • Apply general principles and the knowledge of common errors to improve the writing of multiple choice questions

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Square Pegs and Round Holes: Kolb’s Learning Styles

In this 90 minute workshop, you will learn how to estimate your own learning style, be able to describe the four Kolb learning styles, identify ways to engage these styles and apply this knowledge to something you already teach.

Objectives:

  • Estimating your own learning style
  • Describing the four Kolb learning styles
  • Identifying ways to engage these styles
  • Applying this knowledge to something you already teach

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Upcoming Teaching Development Workshops


Leadership Development Workshop


Exploring Your Leadership Style – In Good Times and Bad

This interactive workshop helps participants understand and examine their own unique leadership style. Learn how your style can be affected by adversity and stress. This workshop will also explore strategies to help participants identify and compensate for changes in their leadership style to maximize their leadership potential, regardless of the challenges they face.

Objectives:

  • Describe how common leadership styles appear in good times
  • Describe how common leadership styles appear in difficult times
  • Apply strategies to strengthen your own leadership in difficult times

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How to Make Your Team Great

Anyone can lead a team, but not everyone can make their team great. In this workshop, learn how to lead your team to the "next level" of collaboration, achievement, and peak function. This workshop will help you identify your team's strengths, weaknesses, and potential for greatness, while equipping you to lead them there.

Objectives:

  • Describe the key elements of highly effective teams
  • Apply a framework to evaluate how well your team is currently operating
  • Plan next steps to enhance the effectiveness of your team

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How to Get Great Buy-In for Your Project

We've all been there: you come up with a great idea and start to put it in motion, but then run into large problems getting people to buy into it. No more! With the help of this workshop, you will become a wizard at making sure people jump on board with your ideas.

Objectives:

  • Describe the value of:
    1. Ensuring that all stakeholder groups have been identified
    2. Incorporating their core needs into the design of any initiative or negotiation
  • Given a scenario, be able to identify key stakeholder groups and estimate their needs
  • Apply this approach to a current project which you are leading

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Alberta Health Sciences Leadership Symposium

This biennial event joins the University of Calgary with the University of Alberta to explore leadership challenges and opportunities with some amazing leaders in health sciences. Join us for an exciting day of workshops and an unparalleled networking opportunity as we host health leaders from across the province.

Past speakers have included: the Rt. Hon. Kim Campbell, Dr. Douglas Hamilton, Dr. Eldon Smith, and Dr. Verna Yiu.

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PLACE: Practical Leadership and Community Engagement

Are you the employee of a non-profit and looking to develop your leadership skills? This FREE two-day leadership workshop is exclusively tailored to non-profit organizations in Calgary and only runs once per year.

By the end of this program, participants will:

 

  • Be able to describe common leadership styles
  • Have conducted a personal wellness audit
  • Have conducted a personal leadership skill audit
  • Have developed a plan to guide your own leadership development
  • Explore Key Aspects of project mandates
  • Get buy-in from key stakeholders for your projects
  • Describe the key elements of successful teams and create plans to strengthen your own team
  • Hold important conversations about difficult issues

 

 

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Upcoming Leadership Development Workshops


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