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:

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.

Crucial Accountability

10 am, October 13, 2017

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 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.

Inclusive Principles for the Clinical Teaching Context

10 am, October 15, 2018

Inclusive teaching involves deliberately cultivating a learning environment where all learners are treated equitably, have equal access to learning, and feel valued and supported. In this interactive workshop facilitated by pedagogical consultants from U-M’s Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT), clinical faculty will examine four principles for creating an inclusive clinical learning environment, one which attends to instructors' and learners' social identities and to the ways systemic inequities shape dynamics in teaching-learning spaces.

Strategic Persuasion: Achieving Success in Meetings & Negotiations

9 am, November 20, 2018

Many medical professionals feel competent and successful in their area of expertise. However, when entering into a meeting or negotiation, some may feel as if they are playing in a game where they don’t know the rules. Whether leading a meeting, participating in a group discussion, or engaging in a one-on-one communication, they may struggle with feeling unheard, with “gangs” that dismiss them, with reactive rather than strategic behaviors, with physical stress and tension, or with ineffective speaking voices.

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