Welcome Message from
Dr. Anne Wong, Assistant Dean
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.
[View Event Calendar]
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.
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) -
Wed., May 9, 2018
4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Reception to follow
@ 5:30 p.m.
To be announced
UPCOMING EVENTS — 2018 - 2019
Orientation Session for Health Sciences Faculty
Wed., Oct. 17, 2018 12:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
will be offered again Wed., Apr. 10, 2019 (same time)
[Flyer & Registration form for
Orientation Session for Health Sciences Faculty]
Developing Resilience through Applied Mindfulness (DRAM)
Oct. 13, 2018 - March 23, 2019
[Flyer & Registration form for
DRAM2018-19 (DRAM 1-4)
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
Testimonial - read
what past participants have said regarding this course.
Testimonial - video
Past participants sharing their thoughts about DRAM - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6nbBXl0eY7KAD_
Clinical Teaching Fundamentals - ONLINE 6-week course
Nov. 3 - Dec. 15, 2018
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)]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 905-525-9140, x. 24357
NOTE: Course will be available Nov. 1 to allow registered individuals opportunity to check their access and sign-in
Questions? Please email: email@example.com
Debriefing in Simulation-based Teaching and Learning workshop
Mon., Nov. 12, 2018
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Flyer and registration details for Debriefing in Simulation-based Teaching and Learning
Getting Yourself Promoted
Mon., Nov. 19, 2018 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. or Mon., Jan. 14, 2019 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Flyer and registration details for Getting Yourself Promoted
Your McMaster CV: tips and advice
Mon., Nov. 19, 2018 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or Mon., Jan. 14, 2019 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Flyer and registration details for Your McMaster CV: tips and advice
Transforming Compassion Fatigue: "Surviving to Thriving"
Mon., Nov. 26, 2018 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Flyer and registration details for Transforming Compassion Fatigue: "Surviving to Thriving"
PBSG-ED Sessions for Clinical Teachers - individuals may select to attend 1 or more of the sessions
These workshops will introduce busy clinical preceptors to the "PBSG-ED modules" - useful teaching tools that can be used by small groups of teachers at times and settings of their convenience. Each module provides continuing education that makes judicious use of the most recent and best educational evidence available. Modules include: real life teacher-learner cases, stimulus questions, evidence-based information points keyed to commentary, teaching tools, resources and references. Useful for a variety of healthcare practitioners. For more info. re: PBSG-ED, please see: www.fhs.mcmaster.ca/facdev/pbsg-ed.html
The Learner in Difficulty Wed., Nov. 28, 2018 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Most learning encounters proceed smoothly with significant benefits for both learner and preceptor. However,
some learning situations can go awry. This module is designed to help preceptors make an appropriate and timely assessment of the learners' difficulty along with developing a plan to facilitate improvement, and improve communication.
Conflict Management: Strategies for Preceptors Mon., Dec. 3, 2018 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
This module was developed to provide clinical teachers with:
- a definition of conflict management, and counselling advice on handling dysfunctional conflict for a mutually optimal outcome
- an understanding of the factors contributing to conflict and the resulting negative impact on the well being of learners and teachers, as well as the learning environment and patient care
practical strategies for managing conflictual situations that might arise in clinical teaching settings between:
a) learners and their teachers
b) learners and patients and/or the patient's families
c) learners and other healthcare professionals/learners
Registration Fees (per each session - includes paper PBSG-ED module and light refreshments):
Partnered McMaster Dept. - No Charge
Non-Partnered McMaster and/or Affilitated Faculty/Staff (teaching McMaster students) - $ 75.00 per session
For other fee categories, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 2019 - Workshop to prepare faculty to tutor in the MD Program
January 2019 (To be announced) or
June, 2019 (To be announced) - 6:00 p.m. 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:
email@example.com (905) 525-9140, x. 22981
Sample - 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 that will be held: Apr. 3, 2019 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
How Do I DO PBL Tutoring?: Facilitating Problem Based Learning 101 -
Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
[Flyer & Registration form for
How Do I DO PBL Tutoring?]
If interested in attending in future sessions, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on
Mindful Teaching: The Art & Science of Optimal Learning
Spring 2019 (to be announced) 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
[Sample Flyer & Registration form for
2018 Mindful Teaching: The Art & Science of Optimal Learning]
Register Onlineto have your name on mailing list for when date is confirmed
view 2017-2018 Listing of Events here (2018-19 coming soon)
(as @ Aug 2018)