Faculty Development

Faculty Development programs offered by the Centre for Faculty Development in the Faculty of Medicine at St. Michael’s Hospital.

Education Scholars Program

New and Emerging Academic Leaders Certificate Program (NEAL)

Stepping Stones Certificate

Centre for Faculty Development Workshops

 

Other Programs

The Centre for Teaching Support and Innovation at the University of Toronto offers support for pedagogy and pedagogy-driven instructional technology for all teaching staff and graduate teaching assistants across all of the university’s campuses and divisions.

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Education Scholars Program

The Education Scholars Program (ESP) is a leadership development program for educators of health professionals. The program's goals are to support and enable the success of health professional and health science faculty/staff in their many roles as educators.

Participants in this faculty development program meet for class Tuesday afternoons in the Li Ka Shing building at St. Michael’s Hospital for two academic years and cover topics under each of the three program themes:

  • Teaching Excellence
  • Scholarship & Curriculum
  • Education Leadership & Career Development 

Program Objectives

  • Support and enable the success of health professional educators in their roles as scholarly educators, education leaders and teachers as well as, faculty developers who support their colleagues in their educational work.
  • Create a foundation for building an inter-departmental, inter and intra-professional, and inter-faculty community of practice within the program as well as facilitating their integration into the greater community of scholars in health professional education both locally and beyond.
  • Prepare current and future education leaders in the health professions and health sciences.

For more information, please read the brochure or visit the CFD website.

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New and Emerging Academic Leaders Certificate Program (NEAL)

The New and Emerging Academic Leaders Certificate Program is designed to provide leadership development to academic leaders and to foster a productive, visionary and collaborative academic leader in the Academic Health Science System.

Participants will become members of a community of leaders who have the mindsets and capabilities to successfully run their division, research, education or other academic unit and help their faculty be successful. Specifically, they will be competent in the four practices of academic leadership: intrapersonal, interpersonal, organizational and system.

The program is designed on three 4-day modules over the course of one year with coaching and web-based distance learning in between.  

Program Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  1. Apply specific reflective and self-management strategies to enhance their leadership style and agility
  2. Describe effective academic leadership practices and capabilities
  3. Define academic success and pathways for achievement
  4. Apply effective tools for interpersonal communication, engagement, negotiation and mediation with faculty members and other academic colleagues
  5. Utilize Integrative Thinking™* and complexity informed techniques for solving problems unique to an academic setting
  6. Describe methods and systems for enabling change in their academic units
  7. Utilize economic management tools for financial decision-making
  8. Design performance management strategies for supporting faculty and academic unit success
  9. Develop their visioning and strategy skills for their academic unit
  10. Identify and navigate the various university and health care system roles and relationships

*  Based on work developed at the Rotman School of Management

Elibility

The program accepts applications from individuals, both nationally and internationally, with faculty appointments in Faculties of Medicine or Health Sciences who have academic leadership roles and/or responsibilities. Such leaders, with or without formal institutional roles, are engaged in the academic mission of research, education or program development.

Their roles or responsibilities could include, but are not restricted to: vice-deans, chairs, vice-chairs, and chiefs of academic departments; research program or institute leads; or university unit heads such as: clerkship, residency, graduate program, clinical education, work placement, curriculum or centre leaders.

Enacting leadership is essential to the program and there is a leadership project requirement that participants will need to fulfill.

Program Highlights

  • Focus on university leadership activities or roles within the academic health science network
  • Workplace-based learning
  • Application of learning to an academic leadership project
  • Participants working on context relevant stretch goals and shared issues
  • Individual coaching
  • Leadership shadowing
  • Enabling change in complex academic health science settings.
  • Building collaborative and distributed leadership capacity
  • The development of a network of academic leaders
  • Completion of the program will result in a University of Toronto certificate of added qualification*
    * Program accreditation application in progress

For more information, please read the brochure or visit the CFD website.
 

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Stepping Stones Certificate

This accredited program is designed to assist teachers with their educational and teaching roles. A Stepping Stones Teacher Development Certificate will be awarded after completion.

Participants are required to attend at least 26 hours of workshops and CFD round presentations within 2 years.  In addition, participants must accumulate an additional 14 hours of training, within one academic year, through participation in journal club.  Participants are expected to review specific articles related to various aspects of teaching and learning theory from a wide array of health professional education literature pertinent to all levels of the teaching experience.

Program Objectives

  • describe several evidence-based strategies for teaching in a variety of clinical contexts
  • describe some of the theoretical basis for clinical teaching strategies
  • demonstrate newly acquired teaching skills
  • demonstrate enhanced critical appraisal skills of the health professional education literature
  • acquire a positive attitude towards implementing and initiating change in clinical teaching
  • identify the ways in which scholarship can be introduced into teaching and education activities
  • describe a strategy for implementation of their own career development plan

For more information, please visit the CFD website.
 

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Centre for Faculty Development Workshops

The Centre for Faculty Development offers faculty workshops to assist faculty in their career development.

For more information, please visit the CFD website.


Centre for Teaching Support and Innnovation at the University of Toronto

The Centre for Teaching Support and Innovation (CTSI) provides leadership in teaching and learning at the University of Toronto and offers support for pedagogy and pedagogy-driven instructional technology for all teaching staff and graduate teaching assistants across all of the university’s campuses and divisions.

A list of CTSI Workshops and Events can be found here.

For more information, please visit the CTSI website.

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