All Workshops

Symposium 2020: Creativity and Innovation in Clinical Teaching The Symposium is a day for faculty to focus on techniques and strategies that can improve student and trainee engagement as well as their effectiveness as teachers. This year, we will be focusing on creativity and innovation in the ... more
This workshop is a two-part course. February/March 2020 Dates: Tuesday, February 18th and Tuesday, March 24th, 8am - 12pm. May/June 2020 Dates: Tuesday, May 26th and Tuesday, June 16, 8am - 12pm. **Plan to attend both half-days, and to spend an additional half day between sessions working ... more
Think about the last time you laughed while listening to a presentation. Would you like to be that kind of presenter? Humor helps your presentation “stick,” and elevates your audience. And it can help you bring energy and enthusiasm to the sometimes daunting task of speaking. Yes, humor is serious ... more
Becoming a Mindful Provider - Incorporating Mindful Awareness into clinical practice and personal life In this course, physicians will be introduced to the concept of Mindful Awareness and learn the mindfulness techniques to bring a sense of peace, joy compassion and generosity to their daily life ... more
We invite Medical School faculty members to a discussion of: White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, ... more
Networking and developing connections is required to understand the strategic directions and priorities of your organization. Working to support the priorities of your organization is key to your professional success. Workshop objectives include: Outline the importance of developing a diverse ... more
As physicians, we extend great energy and effort as we care for others. To be healthy and successful, we need practices and habits to renew ourselves. Come enjoy a renewing oasis. Experience techniques and strategies you can use every day to help bring more ease and care to your life. These will ... more
Since the late 1980s, change management has risen to the top of the list of challenges for senior leaders. Research continues to validate the finding that 65%-70% of strategic change initiatives fail to meet their stated objectives. Many change management models exist, but a few core themes ... more
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 ... more
In partnership with ADVANCE and the Department of Pediatrics' Gender DEI Group, faculty participants from this session will be able to do the following: Understand the ramifications of gender differences in confidence levels and its impact on career advancement Recognize the skills at which you ... more
This workshop will help you learn how to deal with bad behavior, disruptive colleagues, and difficult bosses or employees. You will learn a straightforward, step-by-step process for identifying and resolving performance gaps, strengthening accountability, eliminating inconsistency, and reducing ... more
The study of resilience, the ability to recover, grow and thrive when coping with challenge or adversity, is a core concept in Positive Psychology. Resilience is universally regarded as an important quality for professionals and is imperative for those working in demanding and high-stress domains. ... more
This session will address data management best practices and emerging federal agency and foundation requirements related to data sharing as a condition of award. Topics will include strategies for funder compliance, from writing actionable data management plans to identifying appropriate ... more
This workshop is hosted in partnership with the Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering, and is open to all faculty, staff, and learners. When circumstances oblige you to deliver your presentation remotely from your office, your home, or even a hotel room, you face additional challenges ... more
Preparing the documents needed for promotion takes time and attention to detail. One of the critical items needed in the presentation of one’s materials is the Educators’ Portfolio. Despite the importance of this document, many faculty still find it difficult to pull together a successful package. ... more
These quarterly sessions are intended as a follow-up to the monthly New Faculty Orientation. Orientation gave you the information to get you started at Michigan. In this session, there will be specific focus on expectations for advancement and career planning within the clinical track pathways. ... more
These biannual sessions are intended as a follow-up to the monthly New Faculty Orientation. Orientation gave you the information to get you started at Michigan. In this session, there will be specific focus on expectations for advancement and career planning within the instructional track. Other ... more
These biannual sessions are intended as a follow-up to the monthly New Faculty Orientation. Orientation gave you the information to get you started at Michigan. In this session, there will be specific focus on expectations for advancement and career planning within the research track. Other topics ... more
This workshop will help investigators at all levels use tools for identifying federal, state, and foundation funding. Topics covered will include efficient searching of funding databases and setting up alerts to track opportunities. This workshop will be interactive and participants will be ... more
**The Emeritus Readiness Reception originally scheduled for May 6th has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. This will be rescheduled for a later date.** Whether you are near retirement, considering it in the future, or are simply curious about what retirement could look like for you as a ... more
We work in a hectic field where we, as physicians, may feel challenged to be in control of our own time and life. We may feel overwhelmed, with too much to do and seemingly too little time to get to non-work things that really matter, like taking care of ourselves and the people we love. We are ... more
Facilitated by VitalTalk trained faculty, this session will provide the participant with discrete skills that will enhance their ability to navigate difficult conversations with patients and families. Through intentional goal setting, an interactive small group setting, and a family meeting ... more
Facilitated by VitalTalk trained faculty, this session will introduce a useful roadmap for conducting a goals of care conversation. Through intentional goal setting, an interactive small group setting, and a family meeting simulation, participants will practice conducting a goals of care ... more
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 ... more
Learning mindfulness methods is a great tool for those wanting to connect to a place of inner peace and calm. In these sessions we will discuss mindfulness techniques and apply them with a 20 minutes guided meditation. Each one will address a different skill but are also stand alone. Appropriate ... more