McMaster University

McMaster University

IPC Toolkit Workshop 3

The final workshop was designed to move from "Talk to Action" as noted on the IPC Toolkit Workshop 3 Invitational Flyer and the IPC Toolkit Workship 3 Agenda.

The main learning activities were sets of role playing, using scenarios derived from the LGs and with input from a co-investigator and a program manager, both of whom were on site at the partner agencies. The participants worked in triads and then re-convened for large group debriefing and sharing. There were 3 scenarios for the morning session and 3 in the afternoon.


Patty Solomon addressed the focus within the project on students and other learners. Her presentation entitled Facilitating Interprofessional Learning and Collaboration  discussed the issue of time for IPE and IPC, and outlined strategies which were also provided in a handout, Facilitating Interprofessional Learning with Clinical Learners and New Staff.

At the end of the 2nd workshop, participants were given homework to come up with their own IPC tip. These were gathered via email at the time that they pre-registered for Workshop #3 in response to the question: What have you noticed in your own work that has made collaboration possible? This allowed staff to reflect on their own experiences, identify what was meaningful to them, and in writing them out it helped to incorporate their tips into their own practice. These tips were collated and provided as a handout, Tip Sheet about Collaboration.

The LGs made presentations about what they had been doing and discussing over the course of the projects. Each group took a different approach to how they would do that – powerpoint, testimonials, song, pictures. It was clear that this helped them solidify what they experienced and learned, and  sharing it with other participants helped other staff better understand the process and the importance of looking at their daily work experiences with a different process-oriented approach.

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