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Program for Faculty Development (PFD)

Welcome Message from
Dr. Anne Wong, Assistant Dean

Anne Wong

The Program for Faculty Development (PFD), in its 31st 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.

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News

Spring 2019

SAVE the DATE ! -

12th Annual DAY in
FACULTY DEVELOPMENT and
WONG Forum in Medicine
- Wed., May 8 2019

 

Event Date Description

12th Annual DAY in FACULTY DEVELOPMENT

NOTE: will be held 2nd Wednesday in May

Location: David Braley Health Sciences Ctre, 100 Main St. W., Ham., ON (2nd floor)

Details will be available in the new year

Wed., May 8, 2019

12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (approx.)

A day of networking with colleagues, poster session on education innovations, oral presentations, mini-workshops, and guest lecture — Henry and Sylvia WONG Forum in Medicine.

WONG Forum in Medicine

NOTE: will be held 2nd Wednesday in May as part of the Annual DAY in FACULTY DEVELOPMENT

Location: David Braley Health Sciences Ctre, 100 Main St. W., Ham., ON (2nd floor) -
Rm. 2032

 

Wed., May 9, 2018

4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Reception to follow
@ 5:30 p.m.

Guest Speaker:
To be announced

 



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view 2017-2018 Listing of Events here (2018-19 coming soon)PDF 

UPCOMING EVENTS — 2018 - 2019  


Developing Resilience through Applied Mindfulness (DRAM)

Oct. 13, 2018 - March 23, 2019
[Flyer & Registration form for DRAM2018-19 (DRAM 1-4)PDF

 
DRAM 1 - Foundations of Mindfulness: Historical Origins and Contemporary Practice
Oct. 13-14, 2018   Pre-requisite: None

DRAM 2 - The Neuroscience of Mindfulness
Nov. 16-17, 2018   Pre-requisite: None


DRAM 3 - Being the Change: Growing Civility and Resilience through Secular Ethics and Mindfulness
Jan. 26-27, 2019    Pre-requisite: Prior mindfulness experience

DRAM 4 - Integrating Mindfulness into Personal and Professional Life
Mar 22-23, 2019     Pre-requisite: Prior mindfulness course and a desire to deepen personal mindfulness
                           practice, and apply mindfulness skills in the workplace

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




Mindful Teaching: The Art & Science of Optimal LearningNew!

Monday, May 28, 2018    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
[Flyer & Registration form for Mindful Teaching: The Art & Science of Optimal Learning]PDF

Register Online


In collaboration with the MD Program -

(intended for eligible faculty who expect to tutor in the MD Program in the upcoming year).

Tutorial MacEssentials 2018 - Workshop to prepare faculty to tutor in the MD Program

Wed., Jan. 10, 2018 or
Tues. June 26, 2018  -   6:00 to 9:30 p.m.
 

This 3.5 hr. workshop is required preparation for faculty members who aspire to tutor in the MD Program. It is offered to interested participants before they begin to tutor and includes an opportunity to observe an actual tutorial in progress (arranged at a mutually agreeable time).

The MacEssentials workshop is offered twice yearly, typically in January and June and is eligible for PFD Academic Pathways hrs. - BEST: 3.5 hrs./session.

For additional information and registration, please contact: to top of page
Jane Bennett
bennj@mcmaster.ca    (905) 525-9140, x. 22981

June 26 - Workshop description & objectives

Residents, clinical fellows, and other individuals wanting a broad introduction to PBL are encouraged to register in How Do I Do PBL Tutoring?: Facilitating Problem Based Learning 101, offered by the Program for Faculty Development.


Past Sessions:

PBSG-ED: Series for Clinical Teachers - individual may select to attend 1 or more of the sessions

Learner Assessment         New!          Mon., Apr. 23, 2018     3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 

> The Learner in Difficulty                             Mon., Nov. 27, 2017     3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
> Developing Professionalism in our Learners:    Mon., Jan. 29, 2018     3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
   Critical Conversations
[Flyer & Registration form for PBSG-ED: Series for Clinical Teachers]PDF           

Register Online
   - Registration now closed     

 


  

Peer Observation of Teaching: a train-the-trainer workshop
Mon., Apr. 9, 2018   1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

[Flyer & Registration form for Peer Observation of Teaching]PDF

Register Online - Registration now closed


Professionalism in Practice (lunch provided)to top of page
Mon., Apr. 16, 2018   9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
[Flyer & Registration form for Professionalism in Practice]PDF

Register Online - Registration now closed


Orientation Session for Health Sciences Faculty

Wed., Apr. 18, 2018     12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

will be offered again October, 2018 and April, 2019
[Flyer & Registration form for Orientation Session for Health Sciences Faculty]PDF                                

Register Online
- Registration now closed


Learner AssessmentNew!
Mon., Apr. 23, 2018   3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
view [Flyer & Registration form for PBSG-ED: Series for Clinical Teachers]PDF

Register Online - Registration now closed



Narrative Healthcare: Developing Narrative Competency for Healthcare Professionals
Tues., Apr. 24, 2018  9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
[Flyer & Registration form for Narrative Hlthcare: Developing Narrative Competency for Hlthcare Professionals]PDF

Register Online


SIMULATION: Faculty Development Interprofessional Simulation workshop - Workshop FULL
Mon., May 7, 2018  1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

view [Flyer & Registration form for IPE Simulation]PDF

Register Online - Registration now closed


                                        
Feedback: Coaching Learners EffectivelyNew!

Monday, May 14, 2018   1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
[Flyer & Registration form for Feedback: Coaching Learners Effectively]PDF

Register Online

 

EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP Series -- 2018New!Cancelled

• Placing your research in context: Navigating the world of published and unpublished
    information  -   June 8, 2018   9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
(Cancelled)

[Flyer & Registration form for Placing your research in context: Navigating the world of published and unpublished information]PDF

• Education Scholarship: From Innovation to Publication  -   June 8, 2018   10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Cancelled)

[Flyer & Registration form for Education Scholarship: From Innovation to Publication]PDF

Register Online

Both workshops will be held at the: David Braley Health Sciences Centre - 2nd floor
100 Main St. W. (corner of Main & Bay Streets)


 

Clinical Teaching Fundamentals - ONLINE 6-week course - FULL as @ Jan. 10/18
                                                        
Jan. 20 - Mar 8, 2018

Module Topics:

Mod 1: Characteristics of Effective Clinical Educators
Mod 2: Building an Effective Clinical Education Climate
Mod 3: Effective Teaching Strategies
Mod 4: Individualizing Your Teaching for the Learner
Mod 5: Strategies to Assist the Struggling Student
Mod 6: Effective Formative Assessment

[Flyer and registration details for Clinical Teaching Fundamentals (ONLINE)]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

NOTE: Course will be available Jan. 17 to allow registered indiviudals opportunity to check their access and sign-in

If interested in receiving information about next offering, please email
: dicroce@mcmaster.ca


 

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How Do I DO PBL Tutoring?: Facilitating Problem Based Learning 101  -    
Next offering (date to be announced)   

[For info. - 2017 - Flyer & Registration form for How Do I DO PBL Tutoring?]PDF

If interested in attending in future sessions, please contact: dicroce@mcmaster.ca to be placed on
mailing list.


Getting Yourself Promoted                                                                                                                            

Offered again, Fall, 2018 (date to be announced)

Your McMaster CV: tips and advice

Offered again, Fall 2018 (date to be announced)

 


New ONLINE Registration system coming soon -
stay tuned !
(as @ June 2018)

 

 


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