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McMaster University

Program for Faculty Development (PFD)

Welcome Message from
Dr. Anne Wong, Assistant Dean

Anne Wong

The Program for Faculty Development (PFD), in its 30th year, is dedicated to promoting teaching and learning in the Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University while offering faculty, staff, residents and external visitors various interdisciplinary programs and workshops aimed at improving teaching effectiveness.

The PFD endeavours to be a welcoming place for individuals who value teaching and learning, and all are encouraged to drop in any time to learn about our offerings. Watch for upcoming initiatives as we continue to grow.

On behalf of our PFD team, I invite you to take a few moments to explore our website and have an enjoyable visit.

[View Event Calendar]

Follow us on Twitter  @MacPFD

News

Check out Dr. Anne Wong on Morningfile speaking about the
Soul on Fire: Narratives that Inspire podcast series.

93.3 CFMU - Soul on fire: Narrative that Inspire


SAVE THE DATE for our

10th Annual DAY in FACULTY DEVELOPMENT -
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
(12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. approx.)
(Join us for our 30th AnniversaryDr. Ellen Amster photo  celebration !)


WONG Forum in Medicine
-
Wed., May 10, 2017 4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Cat's Cradle and the Clinical Trial: The Humanity of Medicine and the Humanities in MedicinePDF

Guest Speaker: Dr. Ellen Amster, Ph.D., Jason A. Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine at McMaster University, and associate professor in the Dept. of Health and Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact and the Dept. of History.


(NOTE: normally, our Annual Day is held on the 1st Wednesday in May, however, date has been changed due to the CCME conference)

 

UPCOMING EVENTS — 2016 - 2017

2017

Save the Date and Register:

Special presentation from the Office of Global Health, Program for Faculty Development and the
International Surgery Desk -- All are invited to attend !

Voices from the Himalayas: Exploring Global Health through Narrative
Thursday, March 30, 2017   4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.   HSC - 4E20
Guest Speaker: Dr. Karen Trollope-Kumar


Orientation Session for Health Sciences Faculty (includes light lunch)
Wed., April 5, 2017     12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Michael G. DeGroote Learning & Discovery (MDCL) building - Must be pre-registered

EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP Series -- Thursday, April 20, 2017New!

Dr. Geoff Norman and Ms. Jennifer McKinnell present --

• Publishing Research in Health Sciences: Overview of the Field
   and Specific Hints   -   3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
   Dr. Geoff Norman
 [Flyer for Publishing Research in Health Sciences: Overview of the Field and Specific Hints]PDF

• Placing your research in context: Navigating the world of published and unpublished
    information  -   4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.    
Ms. Jennifer McKinnell
 
[Flyer for Placing your research in context: Navigating the world of published and unpublished info.]PDF

Location: Michael G. DeGroote Learning & Discovery (MDCL) building - Must be pre-registered


Clinical Teaching Fundamentals - ONLINE 6-week course - (FULL)

Jan. 29 - March 12, 2017 (FULL)

For info., please see flyer: [Flyer for Clinical Teaching Fundamentals]PDF

The course is delivered ONLINE in 6 modules. Participants must have a valid MacID and password.
[Visit here to check if you have a valid MacID], or contact uts@mcmaster.ca 905-525-9140, x. 24357

To be placed on a mailing list for the next offering, please email: dicroce@mcmaster.ca


Developing Resilience through Applied Mindfulness (DRAM)

Option to register for full course, or separate modules

Jan. 27, 2017 - Apr. 30, 2017)     (Register for 3 courses, get the 4th for free ! )
[Flyer & Registration form for DRAM2017 (1-4)PDF

DRAM 1 - Foundations of Mindfulness: Historical Origins and Contemporary Practice
January 27 & 28, 2017  [Flyer for Winter 2017 - DRAM 1 Module PDF

 
DRAM 2 - The Neuroscience of Mindfulness
February 24 & 25, 2017  [Flyer for Winter 2017 - DRAM 2 Module PDF

DRAM 3 - Being the Change: Growing Civility and Resilience through Secular Ethics and
Mindfulness
March 24 & 25, 2017  [Flyer for Winter 2017 - DRAM 3 Module PDF

DRAM 4 - Integrating Mindfulness into Personal and Professional Life
April 29 & 30, 2017  [Flyer for Winter 2017 - DRAM 4 Module PDF

TestimonialPDF - read what past participants have said regarding this course.


 

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

SPRING 2017

10-week Program, plus all-day retreat

Dates: March 28 - May 30, 2017
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Retreat on: Saturday, May 6, 2017 (all-day)

Participants must commit to attend the entire program.

[Flyer/Registration form - Spring 2017 - Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)] PDF


Mindful Teaching: The Art & Science of Optimal LearningNew!

Wed., May 31, 2017    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 
[Flyer for Mindful Teaching: The Art & Science of Optimal Learning]PDF



Faculty ThinkTank on the Hidden Curriculum: Developing Strategies for McMaster University

Monday, May 29, 2017    1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
 [Flyer for Faculty ThinkTank on the Hidden Curriculum: Developing Strategies for McMaster UniversityPDF


EFFORT (Effective Operating Room Teaching) - also open to non surgeons New!

Teaching Styles and Techniques that Work !

EFFORT 1    Wed., May 31, 2017    6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
EFFORT 2    Wed., Nov. 1, 2017     6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
EFFORT 3    Wed., Feb. 7, 2018     6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m

 
[Flyer & Registration form for EFFORT (Effective Operating Room Teaching)]PDF

Individuals may select to attend 1 or more sessions. Attending the full series is highly recommended.


Mindful Self-Compassion (no previous experience is required to attend this course) New!

Sept. 26 - Nov. 21, 2017  (9 weekly sessions Tuesdays 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.)

Retreat: held on a Sat., Oct. 28, 2017  (9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.)
[Flyer & Registration form-Mindful Self-Compassion] PDF

Please contact: dicroce@mcmaster.ca to be placed on a mailing list to receive flyer when available.

Increasingly, health-care institutions are coming under pressure to do more with less, to provide quality care with less resources and to improve the experience of patients and their families. As a result, many health-care workers find themselves grappling with increased levels of stress, burnout, compassion/empathy fatigue and conflict within their teams and colleagues.

Overall Goals:

• promote resilience, health and well-being within the self and the health care environment
• engage self-compassion and self-kindness verses the inner critic
• develop self and other observational tools thus improving one's relationship with self and others
• learn to manage suffering and difficult emotions
• learn to develop compassion and set boundaries without burnout, apathy, numbness and exhaustion
• learn self-care strategies to prevent burnout
• develop the capacity for an open heart
• develop mindfulness verses over-identification

TestimonialPDF - read what past participants have said regarding this course.


For more information about mindful self-compassion:
http://www.mindfulselfcompassion.org

Kristin Neff video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11UOhODPu7k

Journal of Clinical Psychology:  http://self-compassion.org/wp-content/uploads/publications/germer.neff.pdf

 

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