Communication Skills

Think Like an Actor, Present Like a Pro

8 am to 10 am, October 19, 2017

Presented by Eleni Kelakos, CTO (Chief Transformational Officer), The Eleni Group

It’s conference season, and you’ve once again been asked to share your expertise by giving a breakout session at a regional, national or international conference. The thought makes you both smile and shiver. The pressure to deliver a presentation to a group of your professional colleagues that is clear, confident and memorable is undeniable. As you prepare, you start to wonder:

Successful Negotiation Skills and Strategies

8 am to 4 pm, October 24, 2017

Medical school faculty negotiate constantly, not just over issues like salary, but also for lab space, authorship on research papers, and resources. This day-long negotiation workshop will equip you with a framework and set of tools designed to help faculty prepare for, and conduct effective negotiations. The workshop is interactive and participants will learn by practicing first on generic negotiation cases, and then on real issues that faculty must negotiate every day.

Making the Most of Your Presentation

11 am to 1 pm, October 09, 2017

Strong presentation skills are a key to success for researchers and other professionals, yet many speakers are at a loss to tackle the task. Systematic as they otherwise can be in their work, they go at it intuitively or haphazardly, with much good will but seldom good results. In this talk, Dr Doumont proposes a systematic way to prepare and deliver an oral presentation: he covers structure, slides, and delivery, as well as stage fright.

Facilitated by: Jean-luc Doumont, PhD

Communicating the Value of Your Research to a Broad Audience

11 am to 1 pm, November 09, 2017

Finding the right researcher, clinician, or industry partner is the first step for a successful research collaboration, but it’s only half the challenge. Most failed connections are a result of a disconnect when trying to communicate the value in a partnership. This workshop will address this challenge by teaching the importance of value propositions and communicating research in a way that makes it compelling for every audience.

How to Effectively Supervise and Teach Residents: Entrustment & Autonomy

4 pm, September 20, 2017

In this session, we will discuss the factors of professional entrustment, explore resident perceptions of autonomy and preferred learning environment, and strategies to enhance resident learning within this framework.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the factors affecting autonomy
  2. Outline how to navigate the barriers to entrustment
  3. Facilitate resident autonomy and grant trainees suitable entrustment of patient care to enhance resident education.

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Thinking is Teaching: Techniques for Fostering Clinical Reasoning Among Learners

4 pm, October 02, 2017

Target Audience: Any faculty interested in elevating their own teaching skills, especially regarding fostering clinical reasoning and medical decision making.

Sound clinical reasoning is essential for quality patient care. Diagnostic error is found in 5%-15% of cases in medicine, and three-fourths of these are cognitive errors. These statistics underscore the importance of developing the cognitive processes necessary for effective problem solving and diagnostic accuracy. Clinical reasoning therefore is a critical component of professional training.

Crucial Accountability

10 am, October 13, 2017

This is a 1-day workshop, with a 90 minute follow-up session, on Crucial Accountability. This course teaches a straightforward, step-by-step process for identifying and resolving performance gaps, strengthening accountability, eliminating inconsistency, and reducing resentment. It uses video, group discussions, skill practice, and real-life application to make the course both entertaining and engaging. 

Preparing Effective Abstracts for Conferences and Publications

12 pm, February 09, 2018

Whether you are submitting your work for publication in a biomedical journal or for presentation at a medical conference, the Abstract is often the only thing that editors and conference organizers use to make decisions about accepting your work. Thus, it is imperative to prepare an Abstract that not only follows the required format and length, but also is informative and can stand on its own in “telling the story” about your work.

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