The Faculty Development Office is pleased to provide professional development activities targeting specific faculty needs in your setting. In collaboration with your team, educational workshops, which will also allow for skill acquisition and increased application to individual settings, can be delivered.
Possible topics include:
Leadership Strategies for Managing Change
The goals of this session are to: look at the distinction between leadership and management; analyze the process of change; and explore strategies for managing change effectively. In a workshop, participants will also have an opportunity to work on case examples from their own professional settings.
The goals of this session are to help participants: define key concepts related to conflict resolution; recognize different conflict management styles; analyze the various components of a conflict; and apply a negotiation framework to a concrete situation.
The goal of this session is to enable participants to think more explicitly about role modelling, one of the most powerful teaching strategies that we use. In particular, we will examine: what makes for an effective role model, barriers to effective role modelling; what we communicate as role models; and how we can enhance the impact of this teaching strategy.
The goals of this session are to: describe principles and strategies for giving constructive feedback and discuss common problems in giving effective feedback. In a workshop, participants will be given opportunities to practice giving and receiving feedback.
This workshop focuses on administrative, research, educational and clinical teams. It aims to help participants to: list the characteristics of effective teams; describe the roles and responsibilities of the team members; recognize and reflect on their own behaviour in teams; describe strategies to improve team function; and apply these strategies in their own setting.
Assessing Students and Residents
This session focuses on principles and strategies to help improve the accuracy and quality of resident and student evaluations. The goals of this session are to: provide a framework for evaluating students and residents; focus on the “process” of evaluation; review methods of evaluation; and discuss how to overcome common challenges in evaluating residents.
The "Problem" Student and Resident: Whose Problem Is It?
The goals of this session are to: examine the definition of the "problem" student and resident; outline methods for gathering relevant information; and discuss intervention strategies. Problems in evaluation and assuring due process are also addressed. In a workshop, participants will have an opportunity to focus on some of their own teaching and learning challenges.
The goals of this session are to: highlight the benefits of interaction for teaching and learning; describe interactive strategies that can be used in large and small groups; and discuss ways in which we can increase interactivity in our teaching sessions in order to enhance student learning. Examples of interactive teaching methods include breaking the class into smaller groups, using clinical cases, designing role plays, and conducting debates.
Small Group Teaching
The goals of this session are to: highlight the goals of small group teaching; describe effective small group teaching skills; discuss the advantages and limitations of this teaching method; and identify strategies to overcome and common problems. In a workshop, participants will have an opportunity to assess and practice their small group teaching skills.
Teaching & Evaluating Core Competencies
The goals of this session are to describe teaching methods and evaluation strategies that are applicable to CanMEDS roles. Challenges and opportunities in teaching and evaluating will also be addressed.
Teaching When There's No Time to Teach: Strategies & Techniques
This session focuses on teaching strategies that can be used when time is limited. During this session, participants will have the opportunity to practice different strategies relevant to their own context.
Working Together to Improve the Learning Environment
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to: describe the key features of an optimal learning environment; define common types of learner mistreatment; discuss strategies that will enhance the learning environment; and practice various approaches in managing complex issues related to the learning environment.
Other: Let us know what would be useful to you!
If you are interested in this program, please send us an facdev.med [at] mcgill.ca (email) or contact us directly by phone at (514) 398-2698.
*Please note, however, that we will require at least 3-months notice for effective planning and implementation.