Interpersonal Development

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workshop: Evidence and Introductory Practice

8 am to 10 am, November 28, 2017

This program will provide faculty with a comprehensive overview of the empirical evidence for the benefits of Mindfulness Stress Reduction on health and well-being and experiences in fostering mindfulness.

Participants will have the opportunity to understand foundational principles of mindfulness and how it builds the capacity for greater self-assurance, regulation of emotions, and moment to moment awareness in daily life.

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:

Improve Your Coaching Skills

8 am to 12 pm, May 30, 2017

This workshop is intended to expose faculty and senior level administrators to foundational concepts and applicable tools for one-on-one developmental coaching. Coaching is defined as a formal one-on-one collaborative relationship between a coach and a staff member or student where there is accountability and support for:

Strategies and Tactics for Recruiting to Improve Diversity and Excellence (STRIDE) Workshop

8 am to 9 am, September 18, 2017

The Medical School STRIDE Committee provides information and advice about practices that will maximize the likelihood that diverse, well-qualified candidates for faculty, fellowship and residency positions will be identified, and, if selected for offers, recruited to the University of Michigan. The committee leads workshops for faculty and administrators involved in selection, recruitment and hiring. Much of the information is also relevant to retention and promotion of these individuals as well. 

STRIDE Training: 

Essential Skills for Successful Leadership

8 am to 4 pm, December 08, 2017

This 1-day workshop is designed to assist faculty in developing the essential leadership and management skills necessary to run a lab, start a program, or manage a center or division.

This workshop will highlight topics such as:

  • Hiring
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Diversity
  • Communication
  • Conflict resolution
  • Managing performance

Facilitated by: Sally Schmall, MSW of Academy Coaching 

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.

How to Be Successful as a New Faculty Member

8 am to 12 pm, September 14, 2017

These quarterly sessions are intended as a follow-up to the monthly New Faculty Orientation. Orientation gave you the information you needed on your first day. In this session, there will be specific focus on expectations for advancement and career planning. Other faculty will share their stories around their career trajectories including milestones and stumbling blocks to avoid. You will learn about mentoring resources and even have the chance to connect with senior mentors over lunch!

Creating a Culture at Its Best

8 am to 10 am, June 15, 2017

Get the tools you need to create a thriving work team where health and well-being contribute to success. Would you like to reinvent your work culture and create greater employee engagement? In this interactive session, you will identify the role you play in creating a work environment where others want to join in. 

A3 Problem Solving for Clinical Leaders

7 am to 12 pm, September 19, 2017

This workshop is a two-part course:

Monday, March 19th and Monday, April 9th
1PM - 5PM, both days
Location: Taubman Health Sciences Library 6215

**Plan to attend both half-days, and to spend an additional half day between sessions working independently on your problem.

About: When it comes to diagnosing and treating their patients, most clinicians are superb problem solvers. But can they apply this rigorous scientific thinking to all aspects of their work?

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